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Alan Braidwood Alan Braidwood | 10:21 UK time, Thursday, 30 December 2010

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.


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