Rob, you can't just relight the torch! The whole point is that it has to be continually burning. They keep spares, lit from the same flame, for this very eventuality. There is some good information here.
Caroline Brown, Rochester UK
Rob, I suppose they could have just used a box of matches. But I'm guessing that would somehow negate the whole Olympia / Greek Godess palaver that went on to light it in the first place. I'll get my flame retardent anorak...
Shiz, Cheshire, UK
I suppose they have their plaice. I'll get me cod.
Angus Gafraidh, London
Nominative determinism strikes again! I note from recent by-lines in my morning paper that the Aberdeen-based Press & Journal has a reporter called Shona Gossip.
Mike George, Portgordon, Scotland
If locked room mysteries are so popular, why are almost all of John Dickson Carr's works out-of-print? (which makes them hellish expensive on eBay!). My vote for the all time great would be Dickson Carr's The Case of the Constant Suicides.
The Hacienda rave 'finished at midnight to avoid overly disturbing residents'. Very rock n roll...