See John Run : The Complete Radio 2 Janet and John Marsh Stories as Told by Terry Wogan Hardback
by Kevin Joslin
Naughtily hilarious parodies of children's stories as read on Terry Wogan's breakfast show. Listeners to BBC Radio 2's Wake Up To Wogan were beguiled and bewitched by the naughty but nice adventures of John and his wife Janet.
In the style of children's stories of yesteryear, John gets up to all sorts.
Then he tells Janet all about his day, by which time every perfectly innocent big end, back passage and stiff one acquires a whole new meaning...After selling over a quarter of a million recordings of their adventures, they're now available in hard covers for the first time. 'Buy it, for goodness sake, and read away. Not in front of the children, of course...' Terry Wogan
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages, Line illustrations
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 01/09/2009
- Category: Parodies & spoofs
- ISBN: 9780755319961
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Review by elliepotten
Subtitled <i>The Complete Radio 2 Janet & John Marsh Stories, As told by Terry Wogan</i>, these stories will be familiar to fans of Terry's breakfast show. They were an absolute highlight - how they got away with it, no one knows - and here they are, collected for the first time in book form, in aid of Children in Need. How could I resist?They are basically a very clever, very naughty update of the traditional <i>Janet and John</i> stories that used to be a staple part of the learning-to-read book diet. In this modern take, Janet and John Marsh are a middle-aged couple. Janet is sensible and long-suffering, while John is flamboyant and manages to make the most innocent of days sound VERY rude. Which usually ends up with him suffering a nasty fate at Janet's hands. See John run!Oh, and there's an even funnier CD compilation full of Terry's infectious giggling as he tries to hold it together and finish each story, which is fantastic!