Ep. 259 - Tommy Cannon
Tommy Cannon was one half of the legendary comic double act, Cannon and Ball, until his friend and partner, Bobby Ball’s sad death in 2020. Cannon and Ball’s prime time Saturday night television series, the Cannon and Ball Show, was one of ITV’s most successful series, it ran for twelve years with audiences often as high as twenty million viewers. They even made their own film, The Boys In Blue, in 1982. Tommy and Bobby went on to make their own games show, appeared in the fifth series of I’m a Celebrity, Shooting Stars with Bob Mortimer and Vic Reeves, Last of the Summer Wine, on the Kenny Everett Television Show, and appeared together in a Christmas Special of Lee Mack’s BBC comedy, Not Going Out. Tommy has also played a regular character in the ITV soap, Emmerdale. He is still performing today, with his one man show, Rock On Tommy: An Audience with Tommy Cannon, set to be seen all over the country in 2023 and 2024.
Tommy Cannon is guest number 259 on My Time Capsule and chats to Michael Fenton Stevens about the five things he'd like to put in a time capsule; four he’d like to preserve and one he’d like to bury and never have to think about again .
Tommy’s tour dates and tickets: https://www.awaywithmedia.com/tours/tommy-cannon .
Follow Tommy Cannon on Twitter: @TheTommyCannon .
Produced and edited by John Fenton-Stevens for Cast Off Productions .
Music by Pass The Peas Music .
Artwork by matthewboxall.com .
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