I'm a heck of a slow reader these days - I'm only up to page 363 of A Madness of Angels, despite having started way back in July (enjoying it, just making slow progress). But anyway, just found this bit and it made me grin somewhat:
"...there are three things that make Britain great...the second...is the BBC. It may be erratic, tabloid, under-funded and unreliable, but without the World Service, obscure Dickens adaptations, the today programme and Doctor Who, I honestly believe that the cultural and communal capacity of this country would have declined to the level of the apeman..."
Oh, and (c) Kate Griffin, 2009.