Friday, 3 May 2013


For some reason, trousers are funny in a way that - say - shirts are not. This has been an established truth for centuries, as the following drama demonstrates. It's a version of one of the famous Ingoldsby Legends, which were published from 1837 by Thomas Barham. While a few of the stories and poems are moderately serious, most are frivolous, and none more so than 'The Spectre of Tappington'. This old radio recording is a bit crackly etc, but I think it comes across quite well.

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