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Bring me the street cred of Alfredo Garcia

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The day after Humph died I happened to be walking past Mornington Crescent. There was an array of flowers and other tributes there.

The one signed from Mrs Trellis of North Wales made me properly tear up.

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Isn't part of the joke about Mornington Crescent the sheer absurdity of the station itself? Hardly anyone gets on or off, it is situated in a no man's land traffic island, for years trains used to whistle through without stooping and who knows where the crescent named Mornington actually is?. The game wouldn't work half as well if it was called Baker Street or Charing Cross

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Oct 21, 2023Liked by Tobias Sturt

Great, insightful essay. Any views on ISIHAC changing over time? I thought that though they never replaced Willie Rushton (because how could you? The man could repeat the word cupboard for several minutes and it would be the funniest thing you'd ever heard) it still worked with Humph and the rest, then they made the right choice in replacing Humph but it was clearly worse, and now listening to it just makes me sad. But then I'm miserable and middle aged. It would be nice if there were some people who loved it more now than ever before.

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Oct 21, 2023Liked by Tobias Sturt

The only thing I was ever regularly exposed to from Radio 4 was the Sunday omnibus of “The Archers” while my mum did the ironing and a little bit of “Desert Island Discs”. This sounds like it might have been more fun!

My online book club have started the occasional bout of Mornington Crescent which has, up to now, left me mystified. Thanks for the explanation. I now feel equipped to be able to join in.

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Thankyou for explaining this show which I’ve listened to hundreds of times, never really getting it. I’ll enjoy it more now

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