ricky and steve on slough
A question for us Americans: What sort of place is Slough?
asked Jonathan Miller of Philadelphia, PA, USA
Ricky and Steve: The John Betjeman poem Brent reads in series one damned it with the opening lines "Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough." A bit harsh really, it's just a mid-sized town outside of London that's similar to lots of other towns throughout the UK.
Slough has 42 parks and opens spaces, an ice skating arena where Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean once trained, Mars Bars are made there, Thunderbirds was filmed there and The Beatles began their British tour there in 1963.
Was any of the show filmed in Slough, apart from the opening sequence?
asked Ralph from an office
Ricky and Steve: No.
I don't appreciate the Slough bashing that goes on in your show. I am born and bred in Slough, and have only ever left for my grandmother's funeral (she lives in Penrith). So I want to know why there isn't more nudity in your show?
asked Jo Claridge of Slough
Ricky and Steve: Believe us, you don't want to see the cast in the nude.
God this is a prattish question, but what the hell, it's been bugging me. What's the name of the bus and train station in the opening credits? My god, i feel like such a prat. Ah well.
asked Mike Pidgeon (yes, like the bird) of Dublin
Ricky and Steve: We don’t know if it’s got a name, it’s just the central bus station in Slough.
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