Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Now I'm it

I've been tagged by Valentine Suicide to do this meme thing, where you find a book, one you're reading or, if you're me who never gets much time to read, one off the nearest shelf. Go to page 123, skip the first three sentences and write down the next five. Then pass it on.

So I've grabbed a weighty tome off the work bookshelves. Nestling among the likes of The Peak Practice Companion, Jeremy's Airport, The World Of Jonathan Creek and, er, inexplicably Coping With Gout, was this little gem.

Can you guess what it is?

"Alan Bates, along with Albert Finney, Laurence Olivier and Tom Courteney, is a great hero of mine. Lindsay Anderson introduced me to him when I was in the West End doing What The Butler Saw. Soon after, Alan Bates was doing Otherwise engaged and I was walking through Soho when I saw him approaching. Because I'm a bit shy, I felt nervous about seeing my hero again and I walked over the to the other side of the road. He then crossed over the road to my side, which surprised me."

Clue: It's an autobiography of a popular TV star who's now dead.

Right, I'm not usually one for chain letters, so I'll understand if you don't want to do it, but I tag Avenues and Alleyways, Andrew Collins and Matthew Rudd.

8 comments:

Planet Mondo said...

Is it Kenneth Williams Diaries?

Shirley said...

My guess would be Kevin Lloyd from The Bill...

Five-Centres said...

Shirley! You're right!

Amazing guesswork!

Yes, it's The Man Who Loved Too Much by Kevin Lloyd and Stafford Hildred.

Andrew Collins said...

I don't understand the game but I'm onto it.

Five-Centres said...

I have no idea what the point actually is either, but good on you for getting into the spirit, Andrew!

Sky Clearbrook said...

Oh fuck.

Al McGregor said...

Wait a minute. VS says skip 5 and then write next 3. F-C says skip 3 then write 5. I just don't know what to do!

Five-Centres said...

It's all so confusing. And I still don't know what the point of it is.

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