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Happy Wednesday!
As lockdown eases and everybody gets back to driving aimlessly around supermarket car-parks, we can all either celebrate normality or find something to laugh at. We’ve gone with the latter, for obvious reasons.
Here’s our regular round up of things that are mildly amusing, and cats that are incredibly cute.

Cat of the Week
This week’s COTW and cover-star in the angelic Gabriel, part of a cabal of cats that own Melissa.
Melissa also sent us this rather flattering picture of Priti Patel:
What's on the Telly?
If you missed your feast of Alec Guiness in Kind Hearts and Coronets last week, you can make up for it with 1959’s Our Man in Havana. It’s a very strong adaptation of one of Graham Greene’s finest novels, and needless to say, Guinness is on fine form alongside a pretty stellar cast. Sony movies, Friday 18:45.
Our Man in Havana (1959) - TV Films UK
And if you want something else with an all-star cast, Red is a fun-packed adventure romp with Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman as a team of supposedly retired intelligence agents. You can catch it on Saturday on Film 4 at 21:00.
Red (2010) - TV Films UK
It’s good to see that all episodes of Dectectorists are availabe on iPlayer. Mackenzie Crook writes, directs and co-stars with Toby Young in a fabulous series from 2014 which never really got the attention that it deserves.
It’s funny, poignant and emotionally articulate. And to cap it all off, Johnny Flynn’s music is superb. Definitely one to dig-up if you missed it the first time round.
BBC iPlayer - Detectorists
As Easy as ASBO, Brexit, Covid
The Daily Distress reveals a government plan to replace the NATO alphabet due to its irritatingly international nature. Little Britain is set to get it’s very own version of Alpha, Bravo, Charlie.
We await news on when old episodes of The Bill will be refilmed in order to reflect the changes.
Britain’s Got a New Phonetic Alphabet
Classic Comedy Corner
Alan Partridge handling Anglo-French relations with the sort of finesse that we would usually only expect from Boris Johnson.
Alan Sacks Glen Ponder - Knowing Me Knowing You - BBC
And speaking of Alan Partridge: Jurassic Park! This looks like a must-have for any self-respecting bookshelf.
Hotel Joke of the Week
Motel Gag of the Week
Time-Travel Time
At the Daily Distress, we’ve largely been busy doing business and stuff all week, so here’s some old dreck from last year. The BBC still haven’t been in touch about commissioning our Doctor Who episode and we’re beginning to wonder why we bother to pay the license fee.
Doctor Who and the Jelly Babies
And on that Bombshell ...
We’re out of here for another week.
Have a fabulous time and enjoy the sunshine.
We’ll be back with more fun and frolics before you can say “Blimey! I’m sure a week goes by a lot quicker than it used to do.”
Excelsior!
P.S. Best wishes to Bailey who really ought to think a bit more about vet’s bills before he goes out fighting.
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