Stan Laurel's Glasgow
David Flynn who produced the programme Stan Laurel's Glasgow has written a few words about what inspired him to make the programme. It's still on the iPlayer and it's a fascinating story. Here's what David sent me:
I've been a Laurel & Hardy fan since the days when BBC2 used to show them at 5.30pm followed by Harold Lloyd - yes, that shows my age.
Earlier this year I was on attachment to BBC Radio Cumbria which allowed me to visit Stan's birthplace in Ulverston and it was there I first discovered his connections to Glasgow.
I slowly pieced together the five years that Stan and his family spent here and found in Alex Norton, the host of the show, a kindred spirit. The final programme really is a labour of love and I hope an illuminating tale -for fans and non fans alike.