STV's Bill Tennant and Fanny Craddock

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STV's Bill Tennant and Fanny Craddock

Postby chipsteak » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:08 am

The recent tv interest in 1970's telly chef Fanny Craddock got me thinking.

When i was growing up it was widely believed that it was STV's Bill Tennant who made the immortal gaff "i hope all your doughnuts turn out like fanny's" at the end of a Craddock doughnut-making item on his show.

Despite some internet posters backing up this story elsewhere, there are completely different recollections from others.

Does anybody here actually remember Tennant saying this or was it an urban myth? I've often thought it might be urban legend as i can imagine Fanny Craddock making donuts about as much as i can imagine Gordon Ramsey making sausage rolls. I would loved to be proved wrong tho.

Going off subject for a mo, Bill Tennant lived in our street and his dog attacked my cat, resulting in it needing dozens of stitches. The irony that my cat nearly turned out like a doughnut was not first on my mind at the time.
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Postby weasler » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:57 am

I do remember seeing this some years ago on one of those laughter file programes(Dennis Nordan I think), but the person making the Gaff wasnt Bill Tennant, but was Fanny's brother Johnny Craddock. They both hosted a cooking programe in the early seventies.

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Postby weasler » Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:00 am

Here is a collection of other gaffs made by sports commentators.

1. Weightlifting commentator: "This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing."

2. Dressage commentator: "This is really a lovely horse and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother."

3. Paul Hamm, Gymnast: "I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father."

4. Boxing Analyst: "Sure there have been injuries,and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious."

5. Softball announcer: "If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again."

6. Basketball analyst: "He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces."

7. At the rowing medal ceremony: "Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the IOC president is hugging the cox of the British crew."

8. Soccer commentator: "Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got eleven Dicks on the field."

9. Golf commentator: "One of the reasons Arnold is playing so well is that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them . . . Oh my God, what have I just said?"
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Postby skintobalinto » Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:42 am

Ahhhh Colemanballs I bought a couple of those books years ago....

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Postby JayKay » Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:33 pm

I am reliably informed that the Fanny Craddock story is true.
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Postby red_kola » Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:39 pm

The one about Johnny saying it, or the one about David Coleman saying it, or the one about Frank Bough saying it, or the one about Bill Tennant saying it? :wink:

Whilst we're doing STV urban myths, anybody got any unsubstatiated and highly libelous stories about Bryce Curdy? :P
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Postby mr moto » Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:55 pm

Whilst we're doing STV urban myths, anybody got any unsubstatiated and highly libelous stories about Bryce Curdy? :P[/quote]
does it involve a hospital visit to get a foreign object removed from a sensitive area ? two or three times ? :wink: ALLEDGEDLY !!
btw, i always thought the fanny craddock comment was from john toye ?
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Postby Peekay » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:15 pm

Murrayisms;

"And now excuse me while I interrupt myself..."

"He's obviously gone in for a wheel change. I say obviously because I can't see it."

"He is shedding buckets of adrenaline in that car."

"It's raining and the track is wet."

"...he can see him in his earphones..."

"...and there's no damage to the car... except to the car itself..."

"Alboreto into the pits and I'm going to stop the startwatch."

"There is nothing wrong with the car except that it is on fire."

"There is a man with a great Grand Prix future behind him."

Murray: "And there are flames coming from the back of Prost's car as he enters the swimming pool."
James Hunt: "Well, that should put them out then."

Murray: "What's that? There's a body on the track!"
James Hunt: "I think that that is a piece of bodywork from someone's car."

"Do my eyes deceive me, or is Senna's Lotus sounding rough?"

"It's not quite a curve, it's a straight actually."

"This is an interesting circuit because it has inclines, and not just up, but down as well."

"Only a few more laps to go and then the action will begin, unless this is the action, which it is."

"Tambay's hopes, which were nil before, are absolutely zero now."

"And he's lost both right front tires."

"The Benetton handling superbly as ever. Williams have worked very very hard on this car at the beginning of the season."

"The atmosphere is so tense you could cut it with a cricket stump."

"And we have had five races so far this year, Brazil, Argentina, Imola, Schumacher and Monaco."

"And Schumacher overtakes Villeneuve... oh, no he doesn't.... oh, yes he does!"

"And this is Ralf Schumacher, the youngest driver in Formula 1 at only 21 years old, and of course he is the son of twice world champion Michael!"



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Postby JayKay » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:39 pm

The story about Bill Tennant and Fanny.

Oh, and yes about one of the others. :wink:
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Postby Fossil » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:45 pm

red_kola wrote:..........
Whilst we're doing STV urban myths, anybody got any unsubstatiated and highly libelous stories about Bryce Curdy? :P


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Postby mr moto » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:57 pm

did a quick google search and came up with this !

http://www.bryce-curdy.com
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Postby marginalwalker » Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:41 pm

Oranges..
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Postby Fossil » Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:32 pm

marginalwalker wrote:Oranges..



::): ::): I think your right mw
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Re: STV's Bill Tennant and Fanny Craddock

Postby weerory » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:24 pm

Yes I remember this
Bill realised what he had said as soon as it came out his mouth.Even the camera man was helpless and the camera picture was shaking
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