Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tis the Season of Your TV Follies

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tis the Season of Your TV Follies

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Byline: By Carol Malia

We have a tradition at the BBC of compiling a Christmas tape.

It is a time of year to be nervous if you are on screen, as it's a collection of out-takes and sketches. A few days before the screening, colleagues can be seen running around furtively, trying not to look as though they have got three tapes up their jumper on their way to an edit suite where they can be laid down, to someone's embarrassment, for all to see.

No one is immune and I love it. Pity it can't be made commercially available as you really see a different side to people!

Gimme a pizza of turkey!

We have had Christmas pud sausages and aroma of the countryside candles and last night I stumbled on a festive pizza in a restaurant in Dean Street. Turkey and stuffing.

I once had a duck pizza which was disgusting, with all the pools of fat from the duck gathered in the little potholes in the pizza base. …

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