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The Sound of Barrels Being Scraped?

Anyone remember the Porridge film? It was the spin off from the superb Ronnie Barker TV series about life in Slade Prison. The plot involved a ‘celebrity football match’ between HM Slade’s prisoners and a team of ‘celebrities’ in fact a ‘Showbiz XI’ including the man who did the weather on Anglian TV. There was however no sign of “Diddy” David Hamilton which became a recurring joke in the movie.

It came to mind as I read Iain Gray’s last day attempt at swaying voters on the eve of the Scottish election.

“Also backing Labour are Dundee’s Rab Douglas, ex-Rangers defender Fraser Wishart, Hibs hero Tony Higgins, Lisbon Lion Bobby Lennox and ex-Hearts striker John Colquhoun. The Cowdenbeath goalkeeper is expected to declare his support later ”

(OK I made up the last bit)

At least there is a “Diddy” in this production.