Film impression of Britain's most popular car for the last 20 years, with impressions of the car itself, the `typical' owner, and comment from Alexei Sayle, Tom Robinson, Sir John Betjeman, Sir Terence Beckett and ordinary Cortina owners. Synopsis. Private Life Of The Ford Cortina - (1982) "Alexi Sayle makes a film about the Ford Cortina for BBC Arena" If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it. One of the photographs included in Thatcher Stole my Trousers features Alexei leaning against a Ford Cortina next to convicted armed robber John McVicar. Alexei Sayle presents a 1982 film about the Ford Cortina, the most popular car of its era. The Private Life of the Ford Cortina was hosted by Alexei Sayle and included an interview with former bank robber John McVicar, who endorsed the Cortina’s credentials as a getaway car. Unknown: Magnus Magnusson. Label: Island Records – ISP 162 Format: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Shape ... Ford Cortina shaped Other Versions (5 of 12) View All. Alexei Sayle – 'Ullo John! Now Alexei Sayle has come full circle, thirty years later, to celebrate the Cortina’s 50th anniversary on the BBC One Show. Arena: Ford Cortina. We hate him round our way. You can edit these details. Press the green Edit button. BBC Four, 25 August 2002 21.25. BBC Knowledge, 13 July 2001 20.40. 1’ in person. But this is a Mk4 S, transport for the regional manager and the sort of Cortina that Alexei Sayle may have envisaged when composing Ullo John, Gotta New Motor? The Ford Cortina celebrated its launch 50 years ago on prime-time TV with a feature on the BBC’s One Show.Presented by comedian and actor Alexei Sayle (above), the feature recalled an hour-long documentary hosted by him on the BBC arts show Arena in 1982 called The Private Life of the Ford Cortina.. You know why? However, this little gem from 1982, telling the history of the Ford Cortina and meeting people who love the car, is a real treat. 'Cos he knows f*** all about a Cortina, that's why. Gotta New Motor? Gotta New Motor? Read on to find out more. Edit Submit Cancel We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. In this exclusive piece, Alexei explains how the photograph came about and what it was like to meet a former ‘public enemy no. Edit Submit Cancel Appears in. Unknown: Alexei Sayle. The Cortina is not mentioned by name in the song, but a wonderful orange Mk3 with a black vinyl roof and aftermarket boot spoiler features in the video. Synopsis. Issue 4094 22 August 2002 Page 63 BBC Four is a television service. What a f***ing cunt. Alexei Sayle 1982: Ullo John! You know why? A great memorable quote from the The Comic Strip movie on Quotes.net - Alexei Sayle: Jean-Paul Sartre, what a f***ing cunt, eh?