Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Who Lives in a Lift Like This?


Being an avid stair user, I always take the stairs instead of a lift or escalator.  So, whilst on my way to film some interviews earlier in the week, imagine my sheer horror when I decided to take the Covent Garden Tube station elevator only to discover Loyd Grossman stuck on top of me? Well, his voice that is, not him in person.  At least I don't think it's actually him - unless TFL have wedged him in the escape hatch.  I know he is connected to museums & heritage, but I was so shocked to hear his dulcet tones I couldn't tell you what he was recommending I go and take a look at.  Whatever it was, it was surely a missed opportunity...

Talking of missed opportunities, don't miss this one: if anybody needs more information about BBCs "Sharps", then wing your way over to this page and have your Qs A'd.

And whilst we're on the subject of Qs being A'd: the Writers Room has now published their full transcript of Matthew Graham & Ashley Pharoah's Q&A session, which makes an interesting read.

See what I did there?  Just like my interviewing skills, that was darn slick.  

Lol. ;0)




4 comments:

  1. Last time I was in the lifts there it was Johnny Vaughan blathering on about all the touristy things.

    Our little metal box was about two-thirds full so when JV paused, I commented, "This is the biggest audience he's had for ages!"

    Oh, how we laughed. For a bit.

    So you don't take the stairs at Covent Garden? Lightweight. I used to when I was at the art school. Working for the animation studio the nearest tube was Goodge Street and I used to take the stairs there. Until I wised up.

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  2. I always take the stairs! That's my point - you see the things you miss out on through fitness? I just thought as I was due to be filming I would be better arriving slightly less sweaty!

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  3. I figured that was your reason. My problem was I'd end up taking the stairs two at a time so by the time I got to the top I was a bit out of breath and made sparking up and taking that first drag difficult.

    Having quit the fags but taken up the food, I think I need to get back up the stairs.

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  4. Oh GD, as an ex smoker too, the memory of that first long drag after you've just caught your breath, is fantastic!

    My other reason for not taking the CG stairs is that I ALWAYS get stuck behind someone very slow & unfit and feel like I am going to have to perform CPR at some point in the climb. I really didn't want to be too late for my call!

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