Ricky's act was a mixture of comedy gags, banter with Gary, funny stories from his experiences as a film and TV actor and real life tales that were a little more serious. He talked about meeting Samuel L Jackson, his regular dinners with Ken Dodd and his rather strong dislike for Cilla Black!
He spoke quite a bit about the time he was imprisoned for his part in the first ever national builders strike in 1972. He was accused of incidents involved with his picketing activities during that strike, when Ricky was living in Coed Poeth near Wrexham and working on the construction of the Wrexham by-pass. He told of his continuing battle to see the official documents relating to the charges brought against him, because he insists that the charges were a political move and nothing else. To date he has not been allowed to see those papers.
During the interval, Ricky Tomlinson, who had time for everyone, signed copies of his book for most of the people in the audience, including some of the Scarlets squad. He answered questions from the floor in the second half, wearing a Scarlets top.
He confirmed on the night that there wil be another Royle Family Christmas show, which they will start filming in October. He also revealed that on the day he was in Llanelli, he had received an invitation to record a brand new series which would see him reunited with his twice-before screen wife, Sue Johnston - she was his wife in Brookside and on The Royle Family. He said he was looking forward very much to be working with her again.
On leaving the Quinnell Lounge at the end of the evening, to go back to the Stradey Park Hotel, he said that he had thoroughly enjoyed his evening and as he turned to walk out the door, turned to say, 'What a lovely bunch of people!"