Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Bernard Manning 30 Minute Exclusive BBC Life Story Interview ~ RIP…..
Bernard and Belfield got on like a house on fire when Alex went to Mannings home in Manchester!
Manning is one of the UK’s most controversial, outrageous, loved (and hated) comedians in history.
Bern (13 August 1930 – 18 June 2007) was an English comedian and nightclub owner. He was born and brought up in Manchester in North West England.
Manning told irreverent jokes about people from all walks of life, but his act was best known for material involving ethnic stereotypes and minority groups. This led to frequent criticism that his act was racist, which he always discounted, saying: “I tell jokes. You never take a joke seriously.”
Manning became famous on British television during the 1970s, appearing on shows including The Comedians and The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club. The controversy surrounding his act meant that Manning was rarely seen on television in the later part of his career, but he continued to perform in theatres and pubs until his death.
As Alex left Bern’s house, he shouted “Next time you’re passing…f**king pass!” – RIP Bern!
This is a rare and Exclusive 40 minute interview recorded for the BBC.
Enjoy Bernard’s last in-depth interview recorded in his home prior to his death:
Recorded at Bernard’s home 2002 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio and the BBC.