Return of the Tube?

The Journal reports a 30th anniversary return of The Tube. Without Paula, the Tyne Tees City Road studios or the Egypt Cottage it won't be the same.

I was never on The Tube, but I did once go to City Road to participate as token grammar school smudge in a discussion programme called something like Focus on Youth. It was about squatting and the housing shortage of which I knew nothing. The best bits were the warm-up whiskies and the taxi home to the coast with the driver asking : "Are ye on the telly, like?"

Years later I 'featured' in a TV documentary (only as an example of something - not because I am famous or important) and insisted they filmed a bit in Eskdale Terrace 'to help them understand'.

I never met Paula Yates.

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