Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ned Sherrin: Virgins on the casting couch

Dear Madame

Contrary to what was written in the Daily Telegraph obit posted on your blog, a late friend of mine told me they spent so long casting The Virgin Soldiers because they were obviously having such fun.

An author friend of his, Peter M., was asked by Sherrin to come round and fix his television set only to find he was trying to set up an orgy.

Best wishes,

J [name withheld]


Duralex said...

What amazes me in those "revelations" is that they regularly come from a FOAF (Friend Of A Friend), and the less available the source, the better. In such cases, I'd even say that an ideal informer is a dead informer. But... Madame, by the way, it's been quite a long time since we've heard of your crystal ball... ;-)

Madame Arcati said...

Well, Ned's dead so these revelations would be from a friend or a friend of a friend or even an enemy. Oddly, I have discovered, people are quite capable of retaining personal information about others and then communicating it: it's funny, but I believe the birds do it too, as do dolphins and terrapins. History and journalism would grind to a halt if this were not the case - funny thing, memory.

Now, as to my crytsal ball, what would you have me predict? The glass is polished, nestling in lovely purple muslin as I write, awaiting to make a nonsense of time's arbitrary divisions as future becomes present then past. David Cameron has just finished his speech to the Tories. He will still never be PM.

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