But here I am today recording this and I'm in the studio with all the others on a clean mic. It's extraordinary, the actor's found a way of doing it for himself.
Got through it without fluffing, that's the main thing any actor can hope for.
I was lucky enough myself to have been in Dad's Army for an episode.
No, I'm at full height, I'm in the studio, I can actually catch actors by the eye, it's fantastic.
Dick Mills was in charge of sound effects and all the rest then, and he put the voice through a ring modulator or whatever gizmos he'd got at the time to make it sound a little more electronic.
It was just at the end of the golden era of BBC comedy, which was fantastic.
Martin Jarvis was to have played the part originally but I think I had longer hair or something, I know not.
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