Reporter Ian Youngs speaks to Steve and BBC DJ Mark Radcliffe who had appeared in a band with Frank and, while there's only a passing mention of Chris' work on Frank's comics, it's a fascinating introduction to the character and his creator for anyone not up to speed on one of Oink!'s most fondly remembered contributors.
Even for long-time readers there may be one or two snippets of information new to you here. For me personally, I didn't know much about Chris before Frank came along, or how he added a ZX Spectrum computer game to the 'B' side of a single to try to increase sales, or how he opened at Wembley Stadium for one of the biggest boy bands in the UK at the time, only to get booed off stage.
|Frank with (from left to right) Mark Radcliffe, Keith Chegwin|
and Bob Holness!
The article only makes me want to see this movie even more than I already did. There's a DVD release to come at a later stage and you can expect news on when you'll be able to order it for yourself right here on the blog. Expect more updates about the film here as the year progresses too. In the meantime check out the BBC News story and stay tuned.