They did an 'It's A Knockout' special between different teams of miners at The Tower in the 70's and I was working for the BBC at the time. Pans were there as the warm up and interval entertainment. Part of my duties was to act as a roadie for them. I spent a lot of time in their changing rooms swapping the plugs over on their hair-dryers etc as The Tower was still round pin sockets.
The inspiration I gained from that small episode in my life lasted me years.