Clarets on The Street

Last updated : 15 January 2004 By Tony Scholes

Peter Adamson who played plumber Len Fairclough for over twenty years was an avid Burnley supporter and for a long time attended many home games. Nigel Pavaro, the actor who plays Terry Duckworth, was also seen in the lower tier of the Harry Potts Longside last season. Even Harry Potts himself got a mention in 1992 when he was introduced as the caretaker at Wetherfield Comprehensive.

One of the scriptwriters, Peter Whalley, is a Claret and has a relative involved with some of the Supporters’ Groups. Peter was entrusted with the live edition to commemorate the programme’s 40th anniversary.

And back in the 1980s we appeared for real when a Burnley 4-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday was being shown as Brian Tilsley sat down to watch television – preferable than spending quality time with wife Gail.

But last night, The Shirt, finally made an appearance, the shirt that first appeared on Clarets Mad back in December along with Tyrone Dobbs and Norris Cole.

Norris was not around last night, he was too busy sorting out Chesney Brown, played by Bacup lad and Burnley supporter Sam Aston.

The shirt though was there for all to see in the Wetherfield Arms (whatever did happen to the Flying Horse?) when the new local builder Charlie took Bev Unwin out for lunch.

Look out for it in future episodes as the Street goes Claret & Blue along with Claret fan Jarvis from Emmerdale who will be appearing on Clarets Mad.