09 June 2005
No, no , no , no, no: betcha didn't know this:
You know Trevor Peacock, don't you, the actor who played Jim Trott on The Vicar of Dibley? Jim was one of the rustic members of Rev. Geraldine Granger's Parish Council , the one whose catchphrase goes "No, no, no, no, no... yes!"
Well, Trevor Peacock wrote not only the Herman's Hermits hit Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter, but also one of the finest songs of pre-Beatlemania BritPop, That's What Love Will Do, a #3 UK hit in 1963 for Joe Brown and the Bruvvers.
His filmography at the Internet Movie Database covers a lot of bases, but in the pop context he was also the writer for Jack Good's late-50s British TV pop series Oh Boy! and he compered another pop series of the time, Drumbeat. He and John Barry wrote the music for the 1960 teen delinquency movie Beat Girl.
Strange but true...