His niggles are nothing new, however, and it has been at his creakiest
in fact that he has been most productive.
He was the unlikeliest superstar ever, a performer so wooden he made even the creakiest
of the old Crossroads cast look like Olivier.
Michael's charismatic tenor and savvy way with a crowd-pleasing medley ("The Summer Knows/Autumn Leaves") make even the creakiest
cabaret standards swing anew.
Soon enough, Mitch goes crazy on Slim's face, and Slim decides to take her toddler daughter (the unfortunate Tessa Allen) and run - not while Mitch is at work, but in the middle of the night, when he's home and the stairs are at their creakiest
Pallister, who had one of his creakiest
games since returning to Teesside, will not remember the occasion with nearly as much affection.
It spurs on even the creakiest
old has-been to keep slogging away.
But, give it points for actually having found a fairly fresh way to approach the creakiest
of genres, the Christmas special.