It’s a little known fact that Cliff Richard and Melvyn Bragg share a passion.
You might assume it’s a passion for the arts.
In January 2000, Cliff was awarded top prize at Melvyn’s prestigious South Bank Awards ceremony:
“ Pop legend Sir Cliff Richard has been honoured at one of Britain’s most high-brow arts awards ceremonies.
After another year of chart-topping success, Sir Cliff, 59, walked away with the prize for Outstanding Achievement at this year’s South Bank Awards in London.”
Accepting the award, he said:
“I love it when we all get together.”
However, that’s not the shared passion we mean.
You might assume it’s a passion for religious icons.
Melvyn is fascinated by Mary Magdalene:
“ It’s Good Friday, so it seems fitting that Melvyn Bragg is on the trail of one of the most famous figures in Biblical history, Mary Magdalene.
Who was this woman? Was she really a prostitute? And did she witness the Resurrection?
Melvyn reflects on her importance in the early days of Christianity, and takes a look at the way she’s been portrayed across the centuries”
Cliff is fascinated by Jesus:
” Jesus changes your attitude towards yourself and towards other people.”
But that’s not the shared passion we mean either.
The shared passion we’re talking about is of an altogether more unsavoury nature.
It’s a shared passion that would horrify the good folk of Britain if it were ever made public.
It’s a shared passion, so sordid and debased, it literally beggars belief.
It’s a shared passion only the sickest and most debauched amongst humanity would be involved in.
Cliff and Melvyn are not who you think they are.
Not by a long shot.