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The Black Puddings Black Today, Mother!

In one of their 1970’s comedy episodes of Ripping Yarns, writers Michael Palin and Terry Jones gave us an insight into the life of a fictional post-WWI working class Yorkshire family. In an early scene of the episode set in the town of Denley Moor, one of the dysfunctional brood highlighted a curious anomaly in that mornings breakfast black pudding. Pointing out incredulously it was so dark in colour that even the white bits were black. It wasn’t something the mother, […]

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