Beano fan Jim Andison
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Meet the Beano's oldest fan - aged 91 and a half

The Beano celebrates its 75th anniversary this month - and Jim Andison has been a fan since day one.

The 91-and-a-half year old is the oldest member of the Beano Fan Club, and certainly considers himself to be one of the comic's most dedicated supporters. He regularly calls the offices of DC Thomson in Dundee to suggest ideas - and was rewarded with a personalised card from the team on his 91st birthday.

But superfan Jim had never made the pilgrimage to the Beano's offices - until now.

The BBC invited him to Dundee to take a look around and meet his heroes, accompanied by his long-suffering wife, May. The Beano team were so pleased to meet him that they decided to include him in a future issue of the comic as a new character.

Video journalist: Dan Curtis

Real Time is a series for the BBC News website in which ordinary people tell their own extraordinary stories.

  • 24 Jul 2013
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