We’ve just heard that the lead in the new Star Wars film, Rogue One, is from Bournville: Felicity Jones, formerly of The Archers. So we feel we need to do some jokes, but there’s a problem: one of us has never seen Star Wars, one of us has never listened to The Archers. Here’s how we got on… JH: Mate, the lead in the new Star Wars is from Bournville. What do we do about that? JB: Is she? JH: Apparently. JB: I don’t know what she looks like. JH: Well nobody does mate it’s another new film and we’ve only seen one trailer, today. It’s not Daisy Ridley. JB: Isn’t she the new one? JH: No she’s the new one from the old new film. This is a different one. JB: Oh, right you mean the one from The Archers. Felicity Jones. JH: I don’t know what …

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Last Tuesday Jon sent me to cover the BBC WM public forum debate about the Kraft takeover of Cadbury, it was held in Bournville. Bournville, for those of you that don’t know, was built by the do-gooding Cadbury family who thought booze was the devil’s piss. Subsequently it’s dryer than Gandhi’s Black and Decker belt sander. Jon sent me for three reasons; one, Jon is a cruel bastard; two, he had a strong idea that I would find it a boring waste of time; and three, if he and Carl Chinn actually meet the universe will turn inside out and reality itself’ll get torn a new arsehole. The reaction to the news across the the media has ranged from the predicable hysterical cloying nostalgia of ‘oh no they’re going to make wispas taste of Stilton and and shoot curly wurlys into space, how dare they mess with …

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