Thursday, 1 February 2007

I haven't a clue either

When I'm doing routine stuff, I listen to BBC radio on demand. Among the programs I enjoy are ancient repeats of I'm sorry I haven't a clue, that well-known antidote to panel games.

Each week, the program is (was) broadcast from a different locality. This week's episode (which was originally put on the air in June 2002) came from Hastings in Sussex. Here's part of Humphrey Lyttleton's introduction to the town where King Harold got an eyeful.

    In September 1066, William the Conqueror assembled his forces across the Channel and set sail with his army of 9,000 Normans after one of the most confusing roll calls ever taken

I wish I'd written that line.

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