Wednesday 15 August 2012, 09:09
Well here we all are again. Wednesday it is and another fine show on the way (though you'll obviously be the judge of that). Today should be a calm day. Tomorrow is A level results day and won't be. But today, ignorance is bliss. No point in worrying, can't change it now, just wait and see etc. AS was bad enough last year but that is just a trial run for tomorrow. I remember mine, you may well remember yours and it all seems like the most important thing in the world (which it is but don't mention that too loudly). For parents it is a particularly exquisite torture as we look on with a number of wise statements to hand but none that seem appropriate. Providing balance and perspective will be useful in time of course but it might have to wait. You have champagne in the fridge for a celebration and tissues on hand if it all goes, shall we say, rather disappointingly. So tomorrow's blog will not contain musings of this nature as everything will be a tad too frantic.
Today we welcome the wonderful Eddie Marsen to Drivetime. Eddie is always brilliant whether as the manic driving instructor in Happy Go Lucky, a dwarf in Snow White and the Huntsman or Inspector Lestade in Sherlock Holmes. On Thursday he stars with Rob Brydon in The Best Of Men on BBC1. It is the true story of Dr Ludwig Guttman the inspirational doctor and neurologist who essentially created the Paralympic Games. Until Guttmann arrived, paralysis was considered terminal but he used sport to build strength and self respect. It is a wonderful piece of TV and also stars Rob Brydon as a paralysed Welsh soldier. Eddie will explain more from 6.
And oldies please for RAIL COMMUTERS. Price rises of up to 20% over the next 3 years on trains that are already amongst the most expensive in the world mean glum faces on the 7.35 this morning. And every morning. Cheer them up with a well chosen tune!
And then we'll see you after 5.
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