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“He had the texture and taste of a Yorkshire popover”
“What was that all about, eh?”
Remembering the past's Stuart Maconie is one the most prominent British Nostalgists of modern times. His unsurpassed knowledge of all things past, present and future has earned him the nicknames "The Man With The Never-Ending Memory", and "Lord Long-Cock" (self chosen).
No one really remembers when Stuart Maconie was born except for Stuart Maconie himself. He is notoriously defensive when quizzed about his age and once set fire to Jamie Theakston's face after the TV presenter quipped that he was "probably older than David Quantick" (David Quantick being Stuart Maconie's fiercest rival in the nostalgia business). This has caused many TV executives/producers/grips to fear Stuart Maconie and in some cases, Stuart Maconie to fear Stuart Maconie (an amusing tale of a white label Buzzcocks LP, an old girlfriend and an imaginative imagination recently circumnavigated the internet).
Apologies if this makes you drop your biscuit into your tea but Stuart Maconie has not always made his living remembering things. Back in the 1990s, he was partnered with the similarily-aged Andrew Collings with whom he frequently shared a television studio, radio booth or bathtub. They were responsible for such gems as Collings and Maconie's Hit Parade, Collings and Maconie's Movie Club and, of course, Collings and Maconie on "Sparky" Mark Goodiebag's poptastic early '90s incarnation of Radio One's The Evening Session.
Ironically, nobody can remember any of these shows.
Following the end of his relationship with Andrew Collings in the mid 1990s, Maconie became the nation's foremost rememberer of trivia and popular culture as well as a font of general knowledge. He has been referred to "Britain's real paper of record, only not made of paper".
As of 2011, Stuart Maconie co-presents a weekday radio show on the BBC's 6music radio station with Mark "Hiya Mark!" Radcliffe. 1970s pop culture is occasionally mentioned meaning that a record must be faded-in as Maconie finds it physically difficult to stop talking about anything regarding that decade. He is "attending a specialist clinic" for his nostalgia-addiction.
Despite his Oracle-like bottomless well of knowledge of all things nostalgic and neo-nostalgic (future nostalgia), Stuart Maconie has not made good use of his talents and is frequently seen pissing them up against a wall on TV shows such as I Love 1942 and The 100 Greatest Lists of All-Time. On these he delights us with his suspiciously-accurate knowledge of all things, be they past or future. In a recent interview he gave away details of forthcoming shows he has planned, these include:
- I Remember... a quiz show in which celebrity contestants try and remember given years
- We Remember... a group based variant on the above
- Never Forget a documentary about the holocaust.
He also admitted that he has no recollection of the year 1927 for reasons he cannot remember.
edit What Stuart Maconie Remembers
- Where you last had your car keys
- What you were doing yesterday when you said you were "reading"
- Most things before they actually happen
- Being born (this was number one in the recent show The 100 Greatest Things Stuart Maconie Can Remember)
- The Year that Punk Broke
- The fifth of November
- The fifth of Beethoven
- The first time and a worse time
- The Year that Punk was Mended
- Where he was when Julius Caesar was shot