If you weren't around at the time, either you were too young or you were living under a rock, you cannot appreciate the impact of Brideshead Revisited when it was first broadcast on ABC TV. I can recall going to the Laird Hotel and half the guys there had a little teddy bear in their back pockets. You will have to have seen the show to understand why.
Sometime later, ABC came up with a little audio gem, first broadcast on radio, although I can't recall which service, Brunswick Heads revisited. Brunswick Heads is on the NSW coast, north of Sydney. James re-visited Brunswick Heads back in 2005.
It was a, 'scuse the french, a piss take of Brideshead Revisited. I am working from memory now. While I found the cassette in my pile of cassettes that I never thought I would listen to again, neatly stacked in my wardrobe, I haven't listened to it yet. Yes, I do still have an appliance to play cassettes, two in fact. I wonder if the heads need cleaning? Nothing worse than a dirty head. I think our freezer contains a ten year old brown bottle of 'video head cleaner'. That is what the man in the shop said to call it. Will that do?
Although with a very formal speaking narrator, the cast were anything but. I am sure there was a Shazzer in there somewhere and the drawliest broadest Aussie accents you can imagine. I am looking forward to hearing it again. I must google the performers and see what they are doing now. Cricket starts tomorrow at Bellerive Oval doesn't it? Good chance to listen to the tape.
Oh, I see the cassette has Dolby. That will mean extra good sound quality, won't it?
Later edit: Angela Webber died in 2007 at the age of 52. Bit unfair what but she was quite some achiever. Read her obit here.