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Has Liverpool finally vanquished the Scouser?

By Stephanie Power  

Has it made a difference?

Twenty years ago, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse created The Scousers. The usual scenario was that three brothers with tightly curled hair and moustaches would parade around in shell suits, flying off the handle at the slightest provocation. Things would be resolved by Ba (Barry), Te (Terry) or Ga (Gary) telling the others to “calm down, calm down.”

Joe McGann played one of The Scousers, Ba, for a while. He says the sketch was meant…

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