Blackpool Big Night Out: Relive it on BBC’s iPlayer
Jimmy Cricket and a host of other top entertainers have featured in a special programme about Blackpool – and you can catch it on iPlayer.
The 74-year-old Northern Irish comedian has performed at the popular Lancashire seaside resort many times over the years.
In the BBC documentary, he talks fondly about his feelings for the coastal town.
Blackpool is described as the beating heart of British entertainment.
The Lancashire coastal town launched the careers of Morecambe and Wise, attracted stars as big as Frank Sinatra and is still the spiritual home of the likes of the late Sir Ken Dodd, Cannon and Ball and many more.
Jimmy tweeted: “Hi folks, here is a link to the BBC’s nostalgic look at this great seaside resort.”
He says on the programme about Blackpool: “I remember arriving and seeing the trams.
“There were people advertised on the trams, like Cilla Black and Val Doonican.
“And you think, you’ve arrived when you’ve got your name on a tram – this is incredible.
“I remember once doing the south pier and actually saw my name on a tram.
“I thought ‘I must get on here!'”
You have just 11 days left (until 27 May) to watch on the BBC iPlayer.
Jimmy features about three quarters of the way through the hour-long programme.