The Scaffold and Grimms - What's New
10th February 1999
- Roger McGough is performing here in the Mumford Theatre on 3rd March - "The Spotted Unicorn"
16th October 1998
10th October 1998
- Roger McGough appeared on BBC TV as part of their contribution to
this year's UK Poetry Day (8 Oct.).
From 2nd October BBC TV ran a series of items towards a vote for the favourite comic poem,
culminating in a programme on the 9th featuring Roger.
His poem, Cake, was voted 3rd favourite and he also read out
The Cats' Protection League.
- BBC National Poetry Day web site
which also has a link to a biog.
3rd October 1998
15th March 1998
18th August 1997
- Roger McGough read a poem on Channel 5's Mariella yesterday, where it
was announced that his book Bad Bad Cats is published by Puffin on 4th Sep.
and that he's appearing at the Edinburgh Festival on 23 & 24 Aug. as part of a
celebration of 30 years of the
Liverpool Poets. [However I can't find a mention in the
Edinburgh Fringe listings, though Zoot Money is performing.]
28th March 1997
- Edsel have rereleased Mike McCartney's Woman and Roger McGough's Summer with Monika.
22nd March 1997
13th May 1996
- The Liver Birds are back: the original cast plus The Scaffold
performing the signature tune. The Scaffs also appear as buskers in the opening titles.
At the end the classic "Are you dancin'?" bit is preformed by John Gorman and Mike McCartney's wife Ro.
18th February 1996
- Thanks to Bob Kruse for supplying info enabling me to
expand the History - more to come.
Sunday 12th November 1995
- There was an item on BBC Breakfast News a few weeks ago (but I only saw it
yesterday) about the UK Poetry Day on 12th October.
Roger McGough was in the studio
talking about it and about the BBC's phone-in poll that day (which voted Kipling's If as the favourite poem).
He mentioned he was on tour with Willie Russell (Educating Rita ...),
Adrian Henri and Brian Patten.
He read his Nineties versions of If and Wordsworth's Daffodils.
Saturday 28th October 1995
Thursday 31st August 1995
Saturday 26th August 1995