Hi. I’m Terry Ravenscroft, I’m aged 68 and…..whoooah, come back, I’m not ready to have the lid nailed down on my coffin just yet. Anyway I’m a very young 68. (About five years ago I went to see Pulp at the Manchester Evening News Arena. I was older than everyone else by at least 35 years. The eighteen-year-old next to me asked me if I’d ever been to the venue before. I replied ‘Yes I saw George Formby here once’. She’d never heard of him.)

This blog is going to be about my life and the way I see things. Before I retired I was a comedy scriptwriter for Les Dawson, The Two Ronnies and Smith and Jones amongst others so there’s a sporting chance that some of the things I write will be funny.

One of the reasons I’m writing this blog, although by no means the only reason, is because I have a website www.topcomedy.co.uk which I hope you will log on to occasionally. I have yet to meet anybody who doesn’t like Dear Air 2000….

My hobbies are walking, playing crown green bowls, watching football, birdwatching , cooking, generally making a nusiance of myself and getting up people’s noses and, according to The Trouble, moaning. Oh, and I have a thing about Kristin Scott Thomas.

A couple of people I will be mentioning from time to time are The Trouble and Atkins Down The Road. The Trouble is my wife. I don’t call her The Trouble because it’s cockney rhyming slang for ‘wife, trouble and strife’, but because she has the habit of starting sentences, especially to me, with the words ‘The trouble with you is….’ then goes on to complete the rest of the sentence with words like ‘you never listen when I’m talking to you’ or ‘you never see the other person’s point of view’ or some such other frivolous complaint. 

Atkins Down The Road is my best friend and lives, not surprisingly, down the road.

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