In the mid-1960s, the hard core (hard? Cor!) of the Fabian Society (the only political group allowed on campus) of Trinity College, Dublin evolved the persona of “Malcolm Redfellow”.
He was derived in imitation of and in homage to Michael Frayn’s magnificent concoction of “Christopher Smoothe”, the Minister for Public Concern and (on other occasions) Minister for Chance and Speculation. Frayn would recite a series of horrors, each one punctuated by “Mr Christopher Smooth, the Minister for Public Concern, expressed public concern”.
So “Malcolm Redfellow” had his occasional by-line for various undergraduate publications (and, once in a while, sneaked his way into more reputable prints).
One of the manipulators of “Malcolm”, now a retired teacher, now living in London, needed an occupation. “Malcolm” was resuscitated.