Comic Peter Kay gets the back-slapping treatment in this hour-long docu where his pals and co-stars gush about what a great chap he is. Plus, there’s an interview with the brilliant man himself.
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I bought him in the morning and was fed up with his aggression by the afternoon, by which time I was starting to come down with the fever. The mate wanted a parrot too but there were no more for sale. He took a fancy to Maurice and I gladly sold him on, inflating the price to 200 Rothmans and a case of beer. When we approached the end of the coastal run and were moored in in Pointe Noire, the Old Man announced that parrots could stay aboard after we left Africa although the monkeys had to go. The sooty mangabeys and had become very unpopular by that time: they were spiteful, vicious thieves that lived on the poop deck. Several sailors had been bitten. They ran up and down the deck, tethered by chains that slid along one of the deck-head pipes, leaping on the capstan and the railings, defecating everywhere, screaming incessantly. Food was flung at them because most people were too unnerved to go too near. The fourth engineer muzzled his monkey and took it ashore in Point Noire to sell to a Frenchman for a loss. The alchie, an AB named Jardine, decided he would keep his monkey aboard the Horomaya and hide it from everyone.
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