Raymond J Bartholomeuz


Brian Nankervis stormed the set of “Hey Hey, It’s Saturday” in 1986 with the character of Raymond J Bartholemeuz.

He has since continued to perform his verse on TV, radio, with bands, in theatres, comedy venues and schools. Raymond has published a book of poems “Too many Crayfish Not Enough Brains” (McPhee Cribble, Penguin).

His poems are hilarious, passionate, satirical and sometimes unexpectedly poignant. He writes about lost love, new love, broken hearts and spas. Politics, sport, religion and the baths. Lady Di, Bart Simpson, school bullies and Uncle Eric the dentist from hell.

See more info about Brian Nankervis here


Performance Poet

  • Primary
  • Secondary

A 50 minute presentation from Raymond includes information and anecdotes about a wide range of professional media experiences (utilising video highlights if appropriate), a group poetry writing exercise and a question & answer session.


“Fantastic! Loved his humour, personality and poems. Really enjoyed his performance especially the way he integrated the students.”
Mount Waverley North PS, VIC