by Robert Popper on September 4, 2015 · 2 comments
Back in 2009, I received a letter from a ‘Mr Don Luis Lopez’ claiming I’d won the Spanish lottery. It gave a telephone number, which I called – as Robin Cooper – and it resulted in a series of quite mental phone calls which I made for the BBC
Well, today I received a letter from a Mr ‘Antonio Lucas’ also claiming I’d won the Spanish lottery, so I called again. And… it’s the same chap! Anyway, this time I was ‘Mrs Elsie Drake’, a 104-year old woman.
I will call over the next few days as the great-great-grandson, and see what occurs. So watch this space.
by Robert Popper on September 3, 2014 · 2 comments
Here it is – ‘The Timewaster Phonecalls’…
As you know, I’m fond of the occasional silly phone call. Well, way back between around 1996 and 2000, I used to call up the brilliant London (and now national) radio station, LBC, and well, muck about.
I’ve posted a couple of these calls before, but decided to do a sort of album thingy of lots of the calls for you all to enjoy/not enjoy. Anyway, here they are…
1. Putting Up Shelves
2. Knock Knock
4. Lady Di
5. Lionel Blair’s Turkey Sandwich
6. Reading from a Gardening Book
8. 29 Stone Man
9. Apricots & Peaches
10. Pieter Carp
11. Stung by a Wasp
12. Coronation Street’s Terry Duckworth
13. Onion Soup
Here’s the very, very old Elsie on the phone again. This time to the very friendly folk at BBC Radio Berkshire. The subject – ‘Starting your own business when you’re over 50’. The host, Andrew Peach was a real gent…