John Doyle: on the life and career of the man behind Rampaging Roy Slaven
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Screenwriter, comedian, radio presenter, and author John Doyle talks to Cheryl Akle about his fascinating career, from Triple J to commentating at the Sydney Olympics. His memoir, Blessed, is out now. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Season 10, Ep 16: No surprise that the work of Roy & HG has informed the comic sensibility of the Final Word. The voice behind Rampaging Roy Slaven joins the show, in a roundabout way, having spoken to Geoff for a Guardian interview that we thought TFW listeners would like to hear in full.Also this week: the ICC confirms it will try to get cricket into the 2028 LA Olympics, and onwards. A huge shift in policy. We speak to acting CEO Geoff Allardice about how that came about. Plus the shambles of England's Test approach after the first India match, and the shambles of Australia's T20 thrashing in Bangladesh. Tigerland!Your Nerd Pledge number this week:12.90 - Xavier BochatSend us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalwordFind previous episodes at finalwordcricket.com44% off Wisden Cricket Monthly at bit.ly/wcmtfw20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk gear with the code TFW20Check out Brick Lane Brewery on Instagram, FB and TwitterThe Final Word is part of the Bad Producer Podcast NetworkTitle track by Urthboy See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
John Doyle pens memoir about Rampaging Roy Slaven's origins
RN Breakfast - Separate stories podcast
John Doyle, one half of the much loved 'Roy and HG Nelson' duo, has written a book exploring the life and beginnings of his character.It's called 'Blessed: The Breakout Year of Rampaging Roy Slaven' and focuses on his breakout year, 1967.
John Doyle on an Australian sporting legend in Blessed: The Breakout Year of Rampaging Roy Slaven
Good Reading Podcast
It's 1967 in Lithgow (the 'arsehole of the universe') and a young Roy Slaven is a promising student at the De La Salle Academy. He is already demonstrating early evidence as a sporting savant. Blessed with uncanny abilities with the ball, Roy experiences a moment of religious enlightenment when Uncle Baz presents him with an Australian Rugby League team jersey.John Doyle was right there beside Slaven during this formative year and when Slaven approached him to record those momentous times in book form, he could hardly refuse. The result is Blessed - an honest and truthful account of the life and loves, the trials and tribulations, and the triumphs and tragedies of the boy who was to become the man, Rampaging Roy Slaven.In this episode Gregory Dobbs chats to John Doyle about the genius behind the torpedo pass, what constitutes 'Catholic values' and the making of Rampaging Roy Slaven.
The dark Lithgow childhood of Rampaging Roy Slaven
Comedian and writer John Doyle was raised in a mining town in a music-loving Catholic family. Behind closed doors, his family life was often turbulent, as his sister Jen had been born profoundly autistic at a time when the condition had no name