I had a vague feeling that there was also a fictional person called Jobsworth, either in a film (movie), a play or a book and I was googling for more details when I came across this. I thought it was a spoof at first but, unbelievably, it isn't .
Originally posted by Kalleh: You are correct, Graham, I haven't heard of the TV program or the people.
[quote]Do tell why the latter would have fit on Wordcraft!
Cyril Fletcher (more details and photos here) was an English comedian. Not the flashy standup type, but more of a raconteur. He appeared as a panellist in the many radio game shows about language that we have over here and was particularly well-known for his Odd Odes. I can't find any on the Internet, but I do have a book of them, so I'll post a few here if you want. They're very funny.
He appeared for many years in a TV programme called [URL=http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/That's%20Life!%20(television)]That's Life[/URL] which mixed serious consumer rights information with strange news items sent in by viewers. That link works, but it won't embed because of the %20 signs, so you'll have to copy and paste it into Google in order to read the article).
He had a great facility with language and a good sense of humour which came over well, especially on radio.