How could I not blog this pic of Henry Cavill seeing as he makes it available to all...
although I must also say that his last movie - the man from U.N.C.L.E. - which I watched on my flight back at New Year, was pretty awful and came nothing close to my (possibly faulty) memories of the TV series.
Terry Wogan's rendition of the Floral Dance was inspired - in some part - by the success of the Brighouse and Restrict Brass Band whose recording of the song reached #2 on the UK charts - topped only by Mull of Kintyre!
The tune was also featured in the movie "Brassed Off".
You couldn't grow up in Ireland or the UK in the 70's and 80's and not hear or see Terry Wogan. His voice was everywhere on the radio and TV. He was Mr. Eurovision until handing over the reins to Graham Norton in 2009. He died this morning of cancer at the age of 77. You'll find tributes all over the UK (e.g. Guardian- well worth a quick read) and Irish press (Irish Times). The Irish Taoiseach described him as a man who was “in no small way a bridge between Ireland and Britain”. Indeed.
I never knew that he had a recording that made it to #21 in the UK charts. He sang a traditional folk song - The Floral Dance. It was a total send-up - at times he could hardly suppress laughter. Enjoy.
And a 1995 re-creation in aid of the charity Children in Need: