Take Two: Murphy’s law

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And talking of cult films, a press release arrives from South Yorkshire Police quoting none other than...Eddie Murphy.

Has the famous Beverly Hills Cop transferred, we ponder?

Appears not. Superintendent Murphy, of the South Yorkshire Force, is a white, grey-haired chap more interested in transit van thefts in Barnsley than murder and mayhem in LA.

police in the picture

Not, it seems, that South Yorkshire Police are shy when it comes to cameras.

Teams from Rotherham are appearing on the current series of Channel 5’s Criminals Caught On Camera. Worth a watch.

sisters at sharp end

On a similar note to the Murphy confusion, this column was delighted to find it’s being followed on Twitter by none other than the Scissor Sisters.

Less delighted, however, to find that’s not the legendary New York City trend-setting punk band; rather the salon and barbers in Attercliffe Road.

Still, we hear they do a terrific hair cut.

sitcom special

Roy Clarke, the South Yorkshire writer behind Open All Hours, says that doing the new Christmas special was like old times.

Only without Ronnie Barker, presumably.

The man behind the legendary sit-com told The Star last week that a dream inspired the new hour-long episode.

But surely, vision or no vision, the legendary show set in a Doncaster corner shop should have been left to rest in peace instead of, almost 30 years after it was last screened, being dug up and dragged out into an era of supermarkets and internet shopping. What next? Rising Damp without Rigsby? Father Ted without, er, Father Ted?

And yet...will this column be watching the new episode? Just try and s-s-s-stop us.