Oh Golly!February 24, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Posted in Learning Stuff | Leave a comment
Tags: Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, Carol Tulloch, Darryl Pinckney, golly, Henry Bonsu, Radio 4, Robert Opie, Robertson's
The ongoing controversy of the golly is discussed in this Radio 4 programme, ‘Good Golly, Bad Golly’, broadcast today and available for seven days via the BBC iplayer. Henry Bonsu interviews golly enthusiasts; academic Carol Tulloch; writer Darryl Pinckney; Robert Opie, founder of the Museum of Brands; and John Carr of the Greater London Council, who campaigned to have the golly removed from Robertson’s jam jars in the early 1980s. As Bonsu shows, the golly is still both beloved and despised and has multiple, and often mixed, meanings for many people.