October 19, 2010
comedy duo prove a sell-out success at Brean Leisure Park
comedy duo who are well known for their TV and radio performances
dating back to the 1960s entertained a packed audience in Brean
at the weekend.
Over 250 people filled Brean Leisure Park's Farmers Tavern
on Saturday night (October 16th) to watch The Grumbleweeds put
on an comedy show.
Robin Colvill and Graham Walker, pictured, formed the group in
1962, which appeared on TV's Opportunity Knocks and New
Faces, hosted by Max Bygraves.
It was on radio, however, where the Grumbleweeds made their major
breakthrough with the successful BBC Radio 2 series The Grumbleweeds
Radio Show, which ran from 1979 to 1988 and won a 'Best Radio
Show' award at The Television and Radio Industries Awards in 1983.
The Grumbleweeds remain a popular attraction on the cabaret circuit
and have recently appeared on TV series including Emmerdale,
Coronation Street and Heartbeat.
Asked by Burnham-On-Sea.com what the secret of their success
during their visit to Brean, Robin said: "It's keeping our
gags and impressions as up-to-date as possible. Our audiences
know they are in for a great night's entertainment."
Our photo shows Robin Colvill and Graham Walker just before
they went on stage at Brean Leisure Park on Saturday night