Mudcat Café message #833855 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53919   Message #833855
Posted By: GUEST
24-Nov-02 - 10:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: What have the Welsh ever done for us ?
Subject: RE: BS: What have the Welsh ever done for us ?
I did a search on Ryan and Ronnie after asking here and found this:

RYAN & RONNIE (early '70s)
BBC CYMRU

BI-LINGUAL WELSH sketch show anglicised by the Beeb for a wider audience. There was, predictably, a very Celtic flavour to the comedy. The best remembered part was soap-opera, 'Our House', in which RYAN DAVIES played the mother and RONNIE WILLIAMS the father of a generally dysfunctional valleys family. The errant daughter (called Phyllis-Doris and played by MYFANWY TALOG) was constantly berating her parents for their general lack of anything approaching modern attitudes. The son (Nigel Wynn, played by BRYN WILLIAMS) was good for nothing much but this didn't stop "Mam" from referring to him constantly as 'the light of my life'. Ryan died of a heart attack mid-70s in New York. Ronnie tried to carry on, but life collapsed into alcoholism and bankruptcy.