News Quiz Poems
David Cornock (BBC Wales parliamentary correspondant) and I won resoundingly - 14 to 7 against actress Ruth Madoc and lawyer and prospective conservative MP Andrew Taylor.
"Ode to Sprouts" wasn't broadcast because of recording problems on the day.
Ode to Sprouts.
Oh, little unlovely globes of green,
Ministered by nanas in a vast tureen,
Simmering on each glowing ember;
Put on for Christmas in September.
Not from me are your praises uttered
When served up crisp, and lightly buttered;
Squashy, with gravy, brings the flavour out
Of the little unlovely sprout.
What speaks of Scotland to the world,
Is it sweeping moors of heather, or Lochs so fair?
What keeps our banner to the wind unfurled?
It's a tartan bobble hat with orange hair (attached).
The clans may have their history, but they've their flaws
For the Dougals and the Campbells just can't compare
With that emblem of our nation that the world adores;
Our tartan bobble hat with orange hair (attached).
So speak no more of engineers James & Watt;
And, for the actor Connery, have no care.
Destroy the tomb of novelist Walter Scott;
We've a tartan bobble hat with orange hair (attached).