Thursday, March 18, 2010

The plot plickens....and stuffs

Joan Hickson peered over the top of her spectacles and exchanged measured looks with herself above the needle point. Foyle directed Margaret Rutherford to this site to jog her late, great memory before realisation dawned in fabulous technicolour across the wonderfully lived-in face.
"Oh, yes, of course! You're Troy's husband, I recall now. Hercule, surely even you are aware of Agatha Troy, the renown artist?" excitement trilled along the long-stilled vocal chords as the character actress felt more and more alive.
"Goodness, Jones, I'm not sure if it's the garden twine or Baldrick's turnip that's done it but the old girl appears almost life-like," Barnaby marvelled out aloud.
"It was the hessian sack, I believe, sir," Jones replied, sotto voce, which brought on a coughing fit in Basil.
Hercule gave a pained nod and smile towards his stable mate before he addressed both Foyle and Alleyn.
"Please, do not give me Inspector Roderick Alleyn, my dear Foyle, I am perfectly content with Hastings, even with his limited imagination and grey cells. It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Inspector Alleyn although, I trust you forgive my impertinence, I can't help but wonder what brings you here to gather with the rest of us?"
"But don't we all know why we're here?" Alleyn was rather brusque in his manner, something Troy had trained out of him in the home but not in his profession.
"Yes, we were waiting for you before we started," Basil stepped forward and continued,
"We're here to solve the greatest crime that has ever befallen the general public. Ladies and gentlemen; we must discover who invented reality television."

 978 St Edward the Martyr was murdered most foully in Corfe Castle in Dorset.
1850 Edward Jollie completed his survey and plan for Christchurch which may be viewed HERE.
1869 Birth of home-schooled Maude Abbot who went on to become a doctor and leading authority in heart disease.
1997 Tasmanian Aboriginal Lands Council was established on this day.
Yellow = New Zealand
Orange = Canada

Green = Australia
Red = usually British or other nationality.
Anything in bold, italics and coloured blue is a link to another site with more info.
Anything outrageous is usually humour and/or sarcasm.


  1. Interesting read about Maude Abbot, thanks Ro!

  2. Those gals were world leaders and should be celebrated, hey, Cazzie? ;)

  3. Let's hope they all discover the perpetrator of this heinous crime soon then. There is nothing at all real about reality television. The creator of this drivel needs to be smacked upside the head.
    "Drivel" refers to the reality tv, not your entertaining story.

  4. I'm starting to think that this is just a polite way of saying that British television is crap. No need to be polite about it. Us lot in Blighty all know it's antiquated rubbish. Typically British in fact.

  5. Thanks, River, lol.

    British...Australian....American....reality tv is blah, Brian.
    Unless it's TT sans Phil's shorts :P