“Bernie Nolan referred to herself as the ‘nutter of the family’ . . . She was the first of the Nolans to begin a television acting career. She was willing to attempt being an opera singer for a television programme. There was a bit of panto. She was game.” Photograph: Camera Press/Nicky Johnston

Surely the best story about the Nolans is that after their last gig in Dublin there were a lot of complaints about the behaviour of their fans. Observ(...)