Mr Seb (azureskies) wrote in loose__ends,
Mr Seb

Mornington Crescent

I don't know if anyone really reads this sparsely-updated curiosity of a community, but I'm just rereading Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction now that it's out in paperback, and came across the following, which I thought might tickle some of you.

Saturday May 17th

Listened to I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue in the bath. I have heard this amusing programme many times, but I still do not understand the rules of Mornington Crescent. Strange, since I must be one of the most intelligent men in the East Midlands.

Sunday May 18th

I wrote to Radio Four.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I write as a long-time listener to your amusing programme I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

I must have missed the broadcast where Mr Humphrey Lyttleton explained the rules of Mornington Crescent to the panelists.

I wonder if you would furnish me with them.

Yours faithfully,

A.A. Mole

And later...

Tuesday June 10th

Dear Mr Mole

Thank you for your kind comments about I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. The rules of Mornington Crescent were formulated long before I came to work on the programme as a Production Assistant. I have been too embarrassed, and rather afraid to ask the chairman of the show, Mr Humphrey Lyttleton, who can be rather abrasive at times.

I do hope you understand my dilemma.

Yours sincerely,

Jessica Victoria Stafford.
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