This is the first in a short series of posts that have been written by Martyn who is hoping to trace some spankings that he saw on British TV from the 1970s – 90s. He would like to hear from anyone else who might have seen them.
Although Martyn stresses that his memories may not be totally accurate, the descriptions are very detailed and make for intriguing reading. If they ring any bells at all please leave a comment or send me an email.
I’ll post his other Lost Spankings over the next week or so.
Lost Property: This play was part of a series called Unnatural Causes – 6 different stories (unconnected) shown at about 9 pm on a Saturday evening in November 1986.
A young couple buy an old village school with a view to convert it into a home. The woman played by the very sexy Miranda Richardson (left) starts to become possessed by the school building and begins behaving very strangely. After several arguments with her husband (John Duttine) she goes up into the attic and, yes you guessed it, finds the old school cane!
By now I was getting very interested in this show.
Miranda then starts to walk around the school swishing the cane and issuing orders to her now rather frazzled husband. Finally John Duttine can stand it no longer – he grabs hold of his wife and ties her wrists to the coat hooks in the cloak room and picks up the cane.
Miranda doesn’t seem to be too perplexed by her now rather perilous position and continues to goad her husband who decides that a straightforward ‘six of the best’ is not sufficient punishment for his somewhat demonic young wife, so he unfastens her skirt and lets it fall to the floor.
Miranda is still unconcerned and urges him to thrash her backside as hard as he wants. Duttine raises the cane and then can’t go through with the deed. (4 milion sighs of disappointment exclaimed in unison up and down the country). I remember seeing the book of the series on sale in WH Smiths, I wish I’d bought it now.
If anyone can ‘add too’ or ‘correct’ anything I have written, I would be very grateful.
Additional notes: I asked Martyn if Miranda’s bottom was bare, but he replied that sadly this was not the case – when he took her skirt down she was wearing a slip.
Miranda Richardson was also threatended with a spanking in Series 2 of classic comedy Blackadder. Playing Queen Elizabeth, she is warned by her nurse: “If you weren’t quite so big, it would be time for Mr and Mrs Spank to pay a short sharp trip to Bottieland’.
Interestingly, the series was also first aired in 1986, evidently a year of close shaves for the bottom of La Richardson.