Mayhem: Programme 3

Mayhem: Programme 3

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Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1995

Date

Length

24min 38sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

About Face Media Productions, Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

About Face Media Production, ITV

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

John Linehan's famous alter-ego, May McFettridge entertains a live UTV studio audience in Mayhem.

Relying upon audience interaction, the show comprises a number of regular segments: 'Crystal May' in which McFettridge divines the secrets of audience members. 'Make It With May', in which audience participants get hands-on. This week, practitioner Andrea Palmer demonstrates  reflexology.

The second half of the programme begins with 'May's Memories', here May recounts the time Big Patricia's Granda died and she attended the wake... suffice to say events take a turn for the unexpected

In 'Pick-A-Punta' audience members Marianne and Joe take part in 'Big Patricia's Play'.

Notes

John Linehan is a Northern Irish entertainer, best known for his drag alter-ego, May McFettridge. For over 28 years, Linehan has topped the bill, playing this character in Christmas pantomimes at Belfast's Grand Opera House. In 2006, he was awarded an MBE for his service to charities in Northern Ireland.  

Credits

An About Face Media Production for UTV

Presented and performed by John Linehan 

Written by Marie Jones, John Linehan, Anthony Rowe and Colin Lewis

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