Watch the 'Jolly' good show as Falkirk minister praises the NHS

The minister of Falkirk Trinity Church is back with another video from his miserable – but hilarious – alter ego Reverend IM Jolly Jnr.

By James Trimble
Friday, 8th May 2020, 11:01 am
Updated Friday, 8th May 2020, 11:01 am

This time Reverend Robert Allan’s affectionate, and accurate, Rikki Fulton impression, turns his attention to the wonderful workers of the NHS.

Normally found preaching the word of God to his flock at Falkirk Trinity Church, Reverend Allan posted a video tribute to the popular Scotch and Wry character Reverend IM Jolly – a sad-faced lampoon of the Late Call ministers who used to come on Scottish television at the end of the night.

It was so popular he’s made another one for our amusement in these hard times.

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Falkirk Trinity Church's Reverend Robert Allan is used to being in front of the camera

For those too young to have enjoyed Scotch and Wry in its heyday, the Last Call sketches were the programme’s most anticipated segments, with Rikki in fine form as the glass half empty, doom and gloom minister.

Robert said: “When I first came to the Falkirk area back in 1990s as minister of Larbert West, I actually made a series of Late Calls – they were still doing them on television at that time. I think a lot of people my age had parents who would watch Scotch and Wry.

“It gave people a laugh at the New Year.”