[読書メモ] “Countdown, Spreading the word”
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Cathy, who was and is extremely intelligent
they have only one possible solution, although some have slipped through the net.
on a need-to-know basis
Everyone’s experience is different and it’s natural to want to talk about it.
Over the years Mark and I have stayed at each other’s flat, borrowed money from each other – well, more me than him – and shared many secrets that will never see the light of day.
if you want to know the name […] – then Mark’s your man.
(deep breath, here we go!)
The women take slightly longer than the men (slightly = exponentially) and some take longer than others.
It’s a strange business but, when it gets, it’s magic.
are (or were)
if their holiday in Yorkshire coincided with recordings
Paula sings – constantly.
all people who have got every excuse not to come, but every one of them feels that same urge to prove to themselves that they can do it in a television studio just as well as when they are sitting at home with a cup of tea and some biscuits …
Why shouldn’t I?
an as-and-when-needed basis
Perhaps they had a cold, a headache or even hangover. The car broke down, the train was late, there were no parking spaces … a hundred and one reasons why they feel that they didn’t do themselves justice.
ask where he was supposed to wait
you never know what Richard is going to say or do next
A true gent.
I’m not good in hotels. I don’t mean I’m naughty in hotels – it’s just that things never quite go according to plan. It’s not their fault – it’s me. Obviously.
‘You don’t want toast?’ ‘No. I want toast.
I have since tried to convince Vanessa Mae, through telepathy of course, that she should[…]
Countdown has affected me positively
Being on Countdown is like being a member of a club.
And how do we get our celebrity guests in the first place? Beg? Brown paper envelop stuffed with cash?
Over the years it has been a fruitful relationship.
But let’s not underestimate the power of a good cock-up.
if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.
what you see is what you get
it was decided to leave it as it is
And this isn’t just the opinion of my wife and myself. Our friends and workmates and everyone in [Derby, Dublin, Glasgow, Cardiff, Yorkshire etc. etc.] agrees with us.
this was a ‘must attend’ thing
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