That gets their attention. Slight pause, adjust voice for ultra shrillness, and…
To my surprise, many of my Year 9s spot the allusion – Fawlty Towers – though some think I’m referring to Basil Brush, and most look mystified.
We fondly recap on the health inspector episode -“it’s a rat, Manuel. Hamsters are small and cuddly. Cuddle that, you’ll never play the guitar again…”
…before I introduce a third Basil. Here he is:
Isn’t he lovely? All bright and green and perky? Well, what do you expect from M&S???
And, actually, there are four of them, but I…
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