‘So you sit there. There’s the nail, and there’s the piece of wood. And you wait.’
Probably for the Great Dark Man to bang it in.
Broadcast on UK television in 1975, the day after The Naked Civil Servant aired, thrilling and shocking the nation, this fine interview by the great Mavis Nicholson is one that I don’t recall seeing before.
Though of course, Crisp didn’t really do interviews – he declaimed. Gloriously. Crisp was forever in the dock, making a final, impassioned appeal to the judge.
And to our sense of humour.
Tip: Paul St Paul