was really weird to see Philip again after all these years.
Radio Gloucestershire's mid morning presenter John Rockley was surprised
on air this week during an interview with his special guest, actor
happened to mention that his understudy for his role of Tommy Cooper
in the smash-hit comedy Just Like That! - a celebration of the life
of Tommy Cooper - was none other than the person who'd appeared
with John on the BBC TV programme Jim'll Fix It... twenty years
Rockley in 1985...
20 years later
had not seen Philip Hoyles since the two of them appeared alongside
impressionists Dustin Gee and Les Dennis in 1985.
youngsters had performed a series if impersonations with the comedy
duo - including impressions of Prince Charles, Jimmy Cricket, and
Mr. Rigsby from Rising Damp.
after his radio show John rushed over for a reunion at the Everyman
Theatre in Cheltenham.
pair reunited in 2004
said: "It was really weird to see Philip again after all these
years. I remember him as being quite shy. It's really good to see
him doing so well in his career on the stage."
Philip too, was just as shocked. "I remember John complaining
that he didn't have a star on his dressing room door", he said.
"It doesn't look like anything's really changed!"
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I did actually write to Jim to get my Dad a flight in the Lancaster
Bomber... never happened! A friend of mine wrote asking if he and
his mate could go on a pub crawl with Oliver Reed!! Didn't happen
either, but if he had written to Oliver directly.....
Have John's ears actually diminished in size as he's got older??
He's still got the wig you know....
I was on Jim'll FIx it a couple of years before John. i was stranded
on a desert Island with my little brother.