The Wheeltappers Classic TV Show
Light entertainment programme set in a mock-up working men's club. Acts vary from stand-up comedy to glass bottle playing.
The Wheeltappers Fan Tributes26 Elaine Curran from Lancashire: My mum and dad were at the recording of some episodes of series 2...they were with a group from Atherton Sailors and Soldiers Club.Was lovely to see them on the DVD,especially as my Uncle Eric(dads brother)died not long after series was made.,my mum passed away in 1987 and my dad died Jan.2011.
25 Maxine from London: Wheelltappers was a real treat on.a Saturday night ...my dear late dad was a Yorkshireman and as we lived in Kent and mum and I Kentish ..it made him feel at home! ..I was only ten years old but allowed to watch this and stay up late with a bag of sweets and pop lol ....love love love it ....
24 kat howell from preston: My parents worked at A.S.Orrs Cotton Mill in Bamber Bridge, Lancs and were lucky enough to go to the show when the Dam Busters was played on an accordian by Jack Jones; the camera kept going on to them. It was fantastic!
I have bought all the dvds, but cannot find this episode on them. My parents have passed away, and I would love to be able to show my children, and my parents other grand children,this episode. My mum was wearing a long red and silver dress, and my dad looked very smart in a suit. If anyone knows where this clip is, or the date it was shown on tv, (I think it was either 76 or 77; and was when they had proper tables around the room, not when the audience were sat around the stage); Please, PLEASE get in touch - it would mean so much to us all.
My parents had a wonderful time, and it was such a thrill to watch them on our black and white tv! Many thanks, katx
23 Robert from Cleethorpes: Excellent telly! I have purchased series one and series two on dvd.Can i just say that if they did a up-to-date version who would they use to replace the brilliant bernard and colin? Ws there more series and are they putting them on dvd? Cheers!
22 John Skelton from West Yorkshire: I remember the show very well and always had a soft spot for Colin Crompton, my interest was re kindled when I visited the Cumberland bar in Benidorm, where they do a wheeltappers and shunters style night, complete with a very good impresion of our Colin. I have since ordered both DVD`c of the series.
My question is in the Cumberland bar they played the song "Give order all around the room, " I have tried to find it but failed, has anybody any idea how to obtain it please. regards.
21 Keith Masters from Kent: Colin Crompton was great. Who can forget such magic lines as 'The notice in the gents which say's wet paint is not an instruction' or 'A complaint has been made about the frozen peas. We've had a meeting of the Committee and we've passed a resolution and an electric fire's going to be put in the gents'. Fantastic! Rest in peace..6g89x2
20 Paul Hughes from Bangkok: This show was a great example of great comedy. Bernard and Colin will always remain the best comics around. Today's comedy just doesn't appear as funny as theirs.
Rest In Peace both of you. You were the best.
19 alan from leeds: What a classic, produced in the heyday of working mens clubs. Not far off the truth.
18 Cheryl from Manchester: Colin Crompton was my dad- he died in August 1985 from lung cancer after a 6 month battle. He was 54. Its so great that people still remember him, but sad that he never got to meet his grandchildren.
17 Katie Seymour from Fort Worth, Texas: I remember the regular committee meetings where, as usual, nothing was resolved but everyone had a good time. This was one of the best comedy programmes on TV and should be brought back. unfortunately I would not see it if it was as the US is devoid of any decent comedy shows. PS - To Richard Sharpe of Sheffield ---Are you really Richard Sharpe or are you Neil Byrne in disguise?
16 robert morris from south wales: i remember this show and now at 45 still love it can anyone remember the the barman with the eye patch scared me when i first saw him colin and bernard top class
15 David Hoyle from Huddersfield: Ding ding ding ding, thank you please all round the room- I am pleased to inform all members of our games section that the snooker table has now been re-covered, it was found in London Road off Piccadilly. Top Class!!!!!
As well as. Ding ding ding ding, would the owner of the Rolls Royce in the car park, please make sure he's in the right club.!! One final one, on the trip to Blackpool. Ding ding ding, one of our members left a tie on the sands. Fortunately, the owner had his name on a tag - Is St. Michael in the club???? Pure Genious!
14 Dave Dutton from Lancashire: In answer to various queries. Colin died about 15 years ago (cancer). The Holland's Meat Pies Song Comedian is Bob Williamson from Bolton (last seen at the end of a Phoenix Nights ep).Norman Collier (still working) is the comic who uses the cut-off microphone. Great show. Should be repeated ad infinitum.
13 KEN from IRELAND: IN REPLY TO VINCE HUGHES QUESTION THE COMEDIAN CONCERNED WAS NORMAN COLLIER
12 Gareth Kendell from Doncaster: Wheeltappers is an excellent show and should be released on DVD. There are no variety shows anymore on mainstream television instead we have to endure pointless reality shows and mediocre alternative comics because they "appeal to a younger audience" Well i'm 22 years old and can't get enough of this fantastic show. My only problem is they keep showing the same few instead of running the full series i'd love to see the ones with the Grumbleweeds, The Krankies and Ronnie Dukes!
11 Mr Chairman from The Committee: Give Order Please!
For answers to most of your queries here make your way to http://www.wheeltappers.net for the Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club Online (affiliated).Go to the Announcements page to email me and the Committee for answers to your questions and that.
Thank you please all round the room!
10 john allan from cowdenbeath: This show reminds me of Blackpool every time I watch it and my favourite era -the 70's. I think Colin died in the mid 80's - he was a great natural comic. Does anyone know how many episodes were made and why did Bernard say 'welcome back' on the first episode shown - was there a pilot?
9 lesley from london: Please can you let me know
what Colin Compton said
when he rung his big red bell
8 Vince Hughes from Barrow In Furness: Could you settle an argument please. Who was the comedian who used a microphone which cut him off every other work and also used a car window in his act.
7 Clive from Portsmouth: I'm a bit young to recognise a lot of the acts who appear on The Wheeltappers.
For instance I didn't really know who Ronnie Hullton was, but after seeing him last week I was really impressed with his voice.
What a great singer, and a fabulos show!
6 Peter Lutreola from Rotherham: Can anyone tell me who was the Lancastrian comic who sang a song about Holland's meat pies to the tune of "ebony eyes", he also used to do a skit on "where do you go to my lovely", about someone who "talked like Henry Cooper". He was in the Jasper Carrott/ Mike Harding style.
5 ken from Ireland: Could anyone please tell me if Colin Is still alive? He was No 1.
4 Dick from Stoke on Trent: When it was first shown I couldn't stand the Wheeltappers. I really can't understand how much I love it now, it must be old age I suppose. A bit like hating beer and fags until it finally grabs you.
Please show the episode with The Dooleys again,it makes the Mrs go all funny for some reason
3 David Corne from London: When Wheeltapper's was first shown I loathed Colin Crompton. I didn't particularly care for the programme either but it killed half an hour or so back in the 70's. I have watched it again in the recent showing and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Some of the support acts have been excellent, I paricularly liked The Playmates and David Copperfield (whatever happened to him?) and how lovely to see appearances by stars like Johnnie Ray, Roy Orbison, Frank Ifield, Lonnie Donegan, Russ Conway, Buddy Greco and Winifred Atwell amongst others. If it was available on video or DVD I would definitely buy it. And you know what, I have come to appreciate Colin Crompton's humour? I love this show!
2 gary quilter from warwick: yer ken goodwin i would sit up and watch from behine the chair my dad would say bed but ilove it
1 Richard Sharpe from Sheffield: The Wheeltappers & Shunters Social Club, in the 1970's was a Saturday night treat. So funny, Bernard Manning was such a great host who also loved taking the Michael out of the members. Colin Crompton as Mr Charman was very funny. To me Colin was a very under-rated comic. So ding-ding-ding-ding to Mr Chairman & to dear old Bernard 'Mr Nice Guy' Manning.
Bernard Manning as Host
Colin Compton as The Chairman
Elizabeth Dawn as Waitress
Howard Keel and Julie Goodyear.
Liz Dawn won the 2001 British Soap Award for best on screen couple with William Tarmby for their roles as Vera and Jack Duckworth in Coronation Street.
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