Monday, March 01, 2010

200 Years Seems Like Just a Minute

21 years ago this summer I was heading overland from Belgium to Keiv. We had an RAC route list to get us along the way. I was too young to be insured on the minibus with the rest of the team so did most of the navigating.

As we were heading through Poland approaching the village of Żelazowa Wola I started to hum this.

The reason was that the list of directions of course indicated that we were approaching the birthplace of Fryderyk Franciszek Szopen, better known by the French version of his name Frédéric François Chopin. He was of course famous for more than just the Minute Waltz but it is a good way to pay tribute to him as it fades away to look at some classic minutes from the show that has used his music as its intro for years.

So Paul Merton, the subject on the card is Su doku.

Clement Freud as the wordsmith talking about his favourite words

But of course the show is forever remembered for Kenneth Williams so here is his debut back in 1968.

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