frank skinner on formby
BBC4 repeats the hit show on 22 December
I have heard of the gift that keeps on giving but this must be the show that keeps on repeating - thankfully! It was one of the best things that ever happened to The George Formby Society, internationally popular comedian Frank Skinner professed his love for all things George Formby and in a hour-long feature he came to a Blackpool convention, visited the Warrington memorial and bought himself a nice Gibson instrument to play to the capacity audience within the Imperial Hotel. Frank, and producer (Daniel Wiles) of the famed feature on George which was created in 1991 for The South Bank Show, endeavoured to tell George’s story once again, and they did it brilliantly! I must confess that when I learned that Daniel had decided to re-tell the story with Frank Skinner, I thought, “what is there to say that wasn’t said in 1991,” but the two of them (and their team) pulled off a wonderful tribute not only to the man, but also to the George Formby Society and all its members. The show when it was first broadcast, had an amazing effect, not only on the membership, but also on the takings in the George Formby Shop! Due to repeats, the new found popularity for all things Formby continued for at least the next two years, with full house attendances at the GFS conventions in Blackpool and increased membership and popularity within the GFS branches. Now the BBC have decided to screen the show once again and you can tune in on Friday 22 December 2017 at 21:00 (9:00pm) and then again at 02:00 on Saturday 23 Decembert 2017 so make sure you are there to enjoy a fantastic tribute to George Formby and the GFS - a great story is always worth retelling!

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frank skinner on formby
BBC4 repeats the hit show on 22 December
I have heard of the gift that keeps on giving but this must be the show that keeps on repeating - thankfully! It was one of the best things that ever happened to The George Formby Society, internationally popular comedian Frank Skinner professed his love for all things George Formby and in a hour-long feature he came to a Blackpool convention, visited the Warrington memorial and bought himself a nice Gibson instrument to play to the capacity audience within the Imperial Hotel. Frank, and producer (Daniel Wiles) of the famed feature on George which was created in 1991 for The South Bank Show, endeavoured to tell George’s story once again, and they did it brilliantly! I must confess that when I learned that Daniel had decided to re-tell the story with Frank Skinner, I thought, “what is there to say that wasn’t said in 1991,” but the two of them (and their team) pulled off a wonderful tribute not only to the man, but also to the George Formby Society and all its members. The show when it was first broadcast, had an amazing effect, not only on the membership, but also on the takings in the George Formby Shop! Due to repeats, the new found popularity for all things Formby continued for at least the next two years, with full house attendances at the GFS conventions in Blackpool and increased membership and popularity within the GFS branches. Now the BBC have decided to screen the show once again and you can tune in on Friday 22 December 2017 at 21:00 (9:00pm) and then again at 02:00 on Saturday 23 Decembert 2017 so make sure you are there to enjoy a fantastic tribute to George Formby and the GFS - a great story is always worth retelling!