Freddie “Parrot-Face” Davies
Autobiography & Christmas CD
BOOK AND CD TOGETHER JUST £25!
Funny Bones: My Life in Comedy
An Autobiography with Anthony Teague
Foreword by Ken Dodd OBE
In 1964, an appearance on TV talent show Opportunity Knocks made comedian Freddie Davies famous overnight. The joke he told involved an exasperated character remonstrating with a tiresome pet-shop owner with the words: “look here, Parrot-face!” Beginning as a Butlin’s redcoat, working with Dave Allen and Jimmy Tarbuck, Freddie became one of Britain’s best-loved comics, appearing in over 500 TV and Radio shows. By the 1980s, he had become a serious actor, appearing in Casualty, Heartbeat, Last of the Summer Wine and in a RSC production of The Secret Garden, as well as the cult film Funny Bones,based on Freddie’s music hall comic grandfather Jack Herbert, with Lee Evans, Jerry Lewis, Leslie Caron and Oliver Reed. He now performs as his TV character Samuel Tweet. In this book, Freddie tells of his early days in Salford; a gruelling apprenticeship in the Northern clubs and the family secret that rocked his world. This unique autobiography is a poignant yet hilarious evocation of a vanished era.
“An invaluable record from a comedy superstar…” Ken Dodd, OBE
To Wish you a Merry Christmas CD
A compilation of festive tunes performed
by the one and only Freddie Davies!
Frosty the Snowman
Where did the Snowman go?
All I Want for Christmas is my two front teeth
I saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus
Snowy White Snow and Jingle Bells
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
I’m a Little Christmas Cracker
Good King Wenceslas and Carols
Back Home for Christmas
Santa Face is bringing me a Budgie
The Ballad of Samuel Tweet