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Marriage and goat’s milk mayhem (Rousse)

I was shocked when I learnt that JC had moved back in with her parents after her marriage to GC came to a sudden end. This was nothing, however, to my dismay and desperation when TPR calmly announced that his … Continue reading

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Sharing a cabin with Dermot Murnaghan (Rousse)

I sat next to television news presenter Dermot Murnaghan in the passenger cabin of the tiny plane. Keen not to embarrass him by making it obvious that I recognised him, I engaged him in conversation about Scottish stereotypes (e.g. short, … Continue reading

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REF submission blunder paves path to BBC2 science career (Rousse)

In the closing session of the Finnish conference GW called the speakers on stage one by one to present them all with small thank you gifts. Inside my parcel I found a khaki green cotton skirt and four types of … Continue reading

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Mark Radcliffe missing, Stuart Maconie scared (Rousse)

Mark Radcliffe popped out of the studio, so I took advantage of his absence for a private chat with Stuart Maconie. After some preliminary small talk about preferences for co-hosted shows, I got down to the business of my complaint. … Continue reading

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TV crew trapped in Cary Grant’s Bristol dining room (Rousse)

The presenter turned to camera and proudly declared “And this, ladies and gentlemen, is Cary Grant’s dining room”. Out of shot, I fingered the tatty lime green wallpaper and concluded that the flower design dated from the 1950s at the … Continue reading

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