Saturday, 16 September 2017
My List Of Famous British People From the late 90s #DadDirt
You know that you are a Great British Dad when...
...you can't stop living in the past.
I'm still clearing stuff out - it's an experiment to cut down my electronic hoarding.
I'll publish the things that spark joy.
It's a list I made in 1996 of all the people who were famous at the time.
I was a Researcher at the BBC, and the hardest part of the job was thinking up the list of interviewees or subjects or talking heads
(for shows like "Auntie's TV Favourites" or "The End Of The Year Show" or many others that were never made).
The same names kept coming up and I was fed up starting from scratch each time.
So now, for posterity, is my list of famous people in UK culture from 1996.
It was added to over the years, so think of it as a list of famous people from the late nineties...
Obviously some of them are now dead, and others disgraced, some both.
I looked up some who were really big online, shocked at mere hundreds of followers they have now.
I don't know why I am shocked.
Why would they mess about online having been in the papers every day 21 years ago.
Anyway, here's the list - under the, frankly, bizarre headings of Presenters, Acting, Comedy and Other.
Boy George on Larry Grayson’s Generation Game - how I got to watch every single one
All about me, and getting these by email.