In a comment on my Proustian (aha, another adjectivized author!) post, John Hee has reminded me of the hilarious Monty Python sketch - the All-England Summarize Proust Competition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8rhIw_9ucA). I remember us all crowding into the university common room to watch Monty Python religiously once a week; it was like some sacred rite. This must have been in the early 1970s. It was the only TV programme I ever watched in those days. None of the students seemed to watch TV very often. There were more profitable things to do - like playing shove ha'penny in the Half Moon Pub or putting traffic cones on the college roof.