1. Exquisite Tweets from @PCollinsTimes, @hugorifkind, @MarinaHyde

    PreoccupationsCollected by Preoccupations

    Missing tweet: 935817860739424256

  2. I have said many times, and written, that I think this book is a comic masterpiece. It's the Alan Partridge standard for the genre.

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    Philip Collins

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  4. Fling open the French windows, Helen (they will soon be ENGLISH windows) and let the sunshine flood through. The brook is burbling, the birds will chirp. They are singing a song of freedom.

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    Philip Collins

  5. In fairness to Hannan, I actually wrote the opposite piece for t2, which never ran. Looking at it now, most of it is at least as mad.

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    Hugo Rifkind

    Mind you, mine was set in 2020, so there's still time for all the "PM Boris Johnson" stuff.

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    Hugo Rifkind

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  7. I am always pitching a piece which opens "Things will stay much as they are and, in so far as anything changes, it won't matter much...." before getting duller. Nobody ever takes it.

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    Philip Collins

  8. who was it who said, of sci-fi, "nothing is so of any time as that time's visions of the future" or somesuch?

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    Hugo Rifkind

  9. I wish the BBC would just rerun old Tomorrow's Worlds like they do Top of the Pops. Call it Yesterday's Tomorrow's World

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    Marina Hyde

  10. Every week they had a massive see-through robot vacuum cleaner being controlled by an Acorn Electron. Still waiting.

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    Hugo Rifkind