In which Tony describes the recording of his radio play 'Borderline Brilliant.'
The Admiral was enthusiastic about committing his mellifluous tones to tape. I assumed it was because it would allow him to devise a method of recording our respective roles from seperate locations, something that was likely to tax his massive cranium for at least several hours. However, he was appalled at the idea of faking our encounters in such a way, suggesting that it would be similar to a retrospective duet with Bing Crosby. I wasn't sure which of us would be Bing in this situation but thought I had better take up golf in case it was me.
Because of this, much of the recording had to take place on the Burnfield Links. This explains the baggy pants I wore throughout the sessions, although I doubt whether they can be heard in the actual recording. So The Admiral was faced with a challenge after all, not virtual recording, but keeping up with a baggy-panted man who has taken up golf in case he has to pretend to be Bing Crosby.
It was on the links that we met PC Whyte and PC Mackay and I can only repeat my apologies for the damage caused. I'd like to thank them for being so understanding and for taking part in the recording. Thanks also to Chris Hurst, Alan Macdonald and Rory Macdonald for their monumental efforts. The Admiral too extends his thanks. He is recovering after the combined weight of a 16-track recorder and mixing desk caused him to slip a disc at the eighteenth hole. But no harm done, the recording was complete by then.
To hear the final recording, click here for Borderline Brilliant.