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.
10:46am Nov 29th 2017 via Twitter Web Client in reply to helenlewis
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.
10:53am Nov 29th 2017 via Twitter Web Client in reply to helenlewis
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.
10:58am Nov 29th 2017 via TweetDeck in reply to PCollinsTimes helenlewis
Mind you, mine was set in 2020, so there's still time for all the "PM Boris Johnson" stuff.
11:00am Nov 29th 2017 via TweetDeck in reply to hugorifkind PCollinsTimes helenlewis
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.
11:02am Nov 29th 2017 via Twitter Web Client in reply to helenlewis hugorifkind
who was it who said, of sci-fi, "nothing is so of any time as that time's visions of the future" or somesuch?
11:05am Nov 29th 2017 via TweetDeck in reply to PCollinsTimes helenlewis
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
11:07am Nov 29th 2017 via Twitter for iPhone in reply to hugorifkind PCollinsTimes helenlewis
Every week they had a massive see-through robot vacuum cleaner being controlled by an Acorn Electron. Still waiting.
11:09am Nov 29th 2017 via TweetDeck in reply to MarinaHyde PCollinsTimes helenlewis
I'll wait forever, Hugo. I'm that appliance's Havisham
11:10am Nov 29th 2017 via Twitter for iPhone in reply to hugorifkind PCollinsTimes helenlewis
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