Monday, 12 May 2014

Dicks and Druetts

No, what you see above is not a scene from the set of Anchorman 3.  It's Yorkshire TV's Calendar on-screen team from the programme's 1980s golden era.

Amongst those in picture are current BBC News Special Correspondent Robert Hall (back row, left), legendary Countdown presenter Richard 'Twice Nightly' Whiteley (front centre - naturally) and the Big Dick himself, Richard Madeley (directly behind).

However, from our family's viewpoint, the main man is sitting on the left. It's Vanessa's dad Geoff Druett whose 70th birthday we gathered to celebrate yesterday afternoon.

The photo was one of many pulled together to form a decade by decade photographic record of his life in booklet form. Voila.

The entertainment was mighty fine, compliments of Otley Ukulele Orchestra (who were superb).

Prompting interpretive dancing from young...

...and a little older.

Grandson Jack delivered the speech of the day.

Before the cake was cut by the man of the moment.

It was a great privilege to be part of it.