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post 23rd Oct 2004, 10:02am
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Weir's Way
ONE of the unsung hits of night-time television is Weir's Way, made more than 30 years ago for Scottish Television, with hillwalker Tom's bobble-hat, dodgy jumpers, beacon-like hooter and no-nonsense delivery a beguiling draw to insomniacs, students, and late-home drinkers alike.
Edinburgh music group Aberfeldy recently composed a song about Tom which then led to a spirited debate with the audience about whether Tom is still alive he is, aged 90 and living in a retirement home.
One website poster yesterday described Tom as "making unemployment a pleasure". However, devotees of the show claim that Scottish Television does not pay any repeat fees to Tom for the show.
The Justice for Tom campaign can surely not be far away.

Any views aboot his travels


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post 23rd Oct 2004, 10:26am
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Wee Mentor, I remember this show it was delightful and glad to hear he is still alive.



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post 23rd Oct 2004, 02:30pm
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Dave. Greetings from a late son of the Royal Burgh up the road!. Yes, Toms travels made great TV watching. Never missed his programme. I remember a particular show when he climbed, I think, The Cobbler with a blind man. This guy was so clever, he almost left Tom behind!. Tom is a relation of one of my old school pals. I was a fanatical youth hosteller in the 50s and I'm sure I must have passed him somewhere along the road. Thanks for the memory. smile.gif Rab.
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post 23rd Oct 2004, 03:04pm
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He also had a famous sister Molly i believe they came from Springburn the north of Glasgow,i'm almost certain he took the love of Hillwaking because he did not stay too far away from The Campsie's Cheers Flim
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post 23rd Oct 2004, 10:36pm
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Tom's sister Molly Weir was quite famous in Glasgow and they did indeed come from Springburn.
She was in some radio shows The Lyons Family, and The McFlannells. She had some minor parts in some TV shows.

She was also an Author. I don't remember how many books she wrote but I remember reading one called: ' Shoes were for Sunday'.


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post 24th Oct 2004, 09:30am
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Hi Heather I believe she was also the fastest typing girl in Britain at one time,so many letters per minute Cheers Flim
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post 24th Oct 2004, 11:41am
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Molly Weir
1920 -

Stage, screen, radio and television character actress and author. Born in Glasgow, sister of broadcaster and naturalist Tom Weir (b.1914), Weir began as a shorthand typist in an office in the city. Characterised by her energy and small frame, she came to prominence during World War II, as Tattie Macintosh in the BBC Radio comedy It's that Man Again (1939-49), better known by its acronym ITMA, with Tommy Handley. She went on to play Ivy McTweed in The McFlannels and Aggie in Life with the Lyons (1954). She contributed regularly to Woman's Hour and was a writer and performer on Children's Hour. Her television appearances included another children's programme, Rentaghost (1976) and Flowers of the Forest (1996). Film roles include relatively minor roles in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) based on Muriel Spark's book, Carry on Regardless (1961), Hands of the Ripper (1971), One of our Dinosaurs is Missing (1976).

She was also a popular public speaker, newspaper columnist and her memoirs run to eight volumes. Weir now lives in Pinner, near London.


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post 24th Oct 2004, 11:44am
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Thomas (Tom) Weir
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Broadcaster, climber, author and naturalist. Born in Springburn (Glasgow), the brother of actress Molly Weir (b. 1920). Weir worked in a shop, before serving in the Royal Artillery during World War II. After the war he worked briefly as a surveyor for the British national mapping agency the Ordnance Survey, before making a profession of writing. His books described his international climbing exploits and his views on environmental issues. His books include Highland Days (1948) and Weir has been a regular contributor to the famous Scots Magazine, published by Dundee-based D.C. Thomson. From 1976, he hosted the Scottish Television (STV) series Weir's Way, in which he travels around Scotland exploring its landscapes, natural history and meeting the people. Repeated almost thirty years later, this series still attracted large audiences.


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post 24th Oct 2004, 12:02pm
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Yer right aboot us Alkies.
I am too posh to be a drunk.
I could name every mountain Tom Weir ever climbed and name every sheep he passed on his wee traipses.
Wee Baaarbaara frae the trossachs was paricularly attractive.
Every wan o ma drunken pals is the same.
Wake up at 03:50 oot o' a drunken' stooper any morn o' the week an' there was the wee fella.
Usually followed by a completely uncomprehensive (tae this Weegie onywey) programme in Gaelic.
The fact that it was presented by Cathy McDonald? meant it was worth leaving on.
Unfortunately, these wee spots have been taken over by mincing chefs and punters getting hoose makeovers.
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post 14th Dec 2008, 06:02pm
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Was Molly Weir the girl who used to say CAN I DO YOU NOW SIR? to Tommy Handley I used to listen to that programme during the war I can't remember what night it was on I liked the old Radio days, do they still print the Radio Tmes?
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post 29th Dec 2008, 07:19pm
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Well it certainly looks like Molly



Se wrote a book about The ITMA years in 1976.

They still print The Radio Times
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post 29th Dec 2008, 07:34pm
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I believe Molly Weir died in 2004 aged 94 or so. I recall she was a staunch and quite right wing tory supporter especially in the 80's/90's. I was never a fan. For those following the 'I love Lulu' thread I put the two of them in the same pot.

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