Only Connect tonight
Monday, 13 July 2009
Back in beautiful rainy London! Miraculously, despite not getting anywhere in the WSOP events I played, I’ve managed to struggle back here with a decent profit on a very good trip. This year’s Vegas sojourn was better, more enjoyable and certainly more lucrative than it has been the last two years, so I’m very glad I went, and even glad that I stayed two weeks longer than I was supposed to - not, traditionally, a sensible strategy.
I got back just in time to join a two-hour queue for immigration at Gatwick, snaking down a baking hot corridor which appeared still to be under construction. When I got to the front, I suggested to the customs official that someone might like to go down the queue, offering chairs or glasses of water to the older people who were looking miserable and faint. “You can fill this in”, snapped the lady, handing me a brightly-coloured form labelled FEEDBACK.
“Yes.. thank you..” I said, “But by the time it’s got through the postage system, that might be a bit late for people who have flown for 11 hours and are now swaying on their swollen feet in this boiling room with the straps of their hand luggage slicing into their exhausted shoulders.”
“The address is on the form”, said the woman, waving me through.
Good old England. I do hope nobody died.
Anyway, I’m also back in time to see if I can answer any questions in the new series of Only Connect which starts tonight (Monday) at 8.30pm on BBC Four and continues every Monday for the next couple of months. I think I can confidently state that it is the world’s hardest quiz. I doubt I’ll get a single point if I watch it, even though we’ve already recorded the series so I’ve seen (and indeed asked) all the questions before. So.. you know.. good luck..