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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

OTTV - Oliver Twist TV

I see poor old Sudsbury got the hospital pass. There he was last night at seven, fronting Close Up. He did not look particularly cheerful. I didn't watch it but as I slipped past on my way to a rivetting helping of some cooking programme on Sky I couldn't help but notice the Bigglesworthian visagage, bravely maintaining a stiff upper lip. All that was missing was the flying helmut (woops, that the wrong side) the goggles and the Eton scarf. No, on seconds thoughts Suds is more like Algie, the ever loyal side kick. I'll need some more time to figure out where Captain W E Johns fits into it all.

Anyway, what I want to know is: What happens if Mr Suainsbury figures he too is worth $450k when, after thwo weeks of his tutelage, the ratings have soured through the roof? Will he swoop into a Board meeting astride his Sopwith and lob a salary grenade onto the table? Or will he march up to the Squadron Leader's door, snap off a smart salute and shout 'Permission to speak Sah?' After last weeks events, how the hell do you ask for a raise at TVNZ?

There must be some interesting morning tea discussions going on as to the correct strategic techniques and tactical manouvres required to get one from the position of being a junior erk to that of gracefully retired early flying officer with all the sqadron silver in the boot of the Morgan sports.

Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 11/08/2005 12:57:00 PM