Best story of the day: "Are aliens tuned in to old radio stations?" A group of experts in the study of alien life forms met with a government minister yesterday and promised that by 2020 they will have definiitve answers about life on other planets.
For me, the most interesting point they made was that aliens could, even now, be listening in to our old radio shows. I wonder what they are making of ITMA, and The navy lark? Here are some more recommendations for any alien wishing to understand the British character:
Listen with mother (A good introduction to character-building rhymes and stories)
Journey into space (Best listened to from behind the sofa, this programme taught us all we know about the universe)
Hancock's Half Hour and The Goon Show (Understand these and you will BE a Brit.)
Mrs Dale's Diary and The Archers (For insight into the daily life of Middle England)
In Town Tonight (Instructions on how to stop the roar of busy London traffic)
I still have the rocket I built after listening to Children's Hour, so I'm going to send an advice sheet to the alien listeners. I would be happy to include more programmes, if you have any recommendations.