The Return Of Desmond’s Barber Shop

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One morning back in 1988, Trix Worrell sat on the top-deck of the number 36 bus going from Peckham to Central London. The young St Lucia-born writer was a worried man. He had just won Channel 4’s debut writing competition and had been invited to meet distinguished TV producer Humphrey Barclay and talk about making a new black sitcom. He had no idea what he was going to pitch to the producer and had never even written comedy before. As the bus stopped at the traffic lights on the Queens Road, he noticed a West Indian Barber shop.

Telly Favourites #47

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Today we are continuing our series of posts featuring our favourite telly shows. We all love our telly and there is nothing we love more than finding a character we can love to love… or even love to hate. Here at Jammy Toast, we don’t usually go for the clean-cut, heroic types; we are more likely to identify with the slackers of society, people like Frank Gallagher, Jim Royle or Homer Simpson. We like programmes which are “off the wall” although occasionally we enjoy serious drama if it is interesting and well written. Today, we are featuring

Favourite Films #40

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Today, we continue our series of posts featuring our favourite films. There is nothing we love more than settling around the telly to watch one of our favourite films. Here at Jammy Toast, some of those films have been watched over and over and we would like nothing better than sharing them with you. Our tastes are many and varied as we enjoy films from some of our favourite directors and actors, some of whom we just love everything they do. So today, we continue our tour of some of our favourite movies of all time with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.