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22 May 2020
The Bradshaws...an' all that #2
London Editions are perhaps best known as publishers of comics that tied in with particular brands. I've looked (here) at some of their comics (Count Duckula; Centurions; Dreamstone). The Bradshaws...an' all that has a website here where you can buy associated merchandise (but not this comic it must be said). Wikipedia has this to say on the subject of The Bradshaws
The Bradshaws is a fictional family created and voiced by the comedian and musician Buzz Hawkins. The family was created for The Gary Davies Show with Gary Davies on Piccadilly Radio in 1983 when Hawkins wrote a poem about a family's day trip to Blackpool. This soon developed into a series. In 1986, Hawkins was made producer of The Phil Wood Show, on which he performed more Bradshaws material.
Hawkins would go on to sell cassettes of his Bradshaws episodes, which he still does to this day, as well as doing stand-up, acting and more. The Bradshaws series has been re-released as a 25 volume C.D. collection. The series has gained great popularity in the North and abroad. It has been said that some people still ask who the voice actors are even though all the characters are voiced by Hawkins.
Anyway, without further ado here it is - art is by John Geering, scripts by Mike Butcher and Brian M. Clarke