Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Find The Fault No 3

I'm more at home with this week's puzzle picture, having just shoved some tulips in the Agricastrol jug. And just look at that radio, or 'wireless' as we call it in Unmitigated England. We had one of this vintage in the 50s, and there is a photograph somewhere of my father smoking a Player's whilst listening to it in the late 30s. I learnt to tune it in to Listen with Mother after the glass valves had warmed through, turning the big Bakelite dial past stations with exotic names like Luxembourg and Hilversum. But I think the biggest treat was Childrens' Hour, particularly when David Davies read The Hobbit, with Greig's Hall of The Mountain King announcing his rich fruit cake voice: "...Bilbo Baggins was standing at his door after breakfast smoking an enormous long wooden pipe...". My father rigged-up an extension speaker in the kitchen, where I could listen with mother while she thumbed through the Bero cookbook. Or run out into the garden when Victor Silvester came on. Learning to read meant I could look up programmes in the single colour Radio Times, and gorge myself on the superb line drawings by people like Robin Jacques and Edward Ardizzone. But I think that's for another posting. Tune in soon.

10 comments:

Annabel said...

OK ... first attempt! Is it that the bookends don't have the horizontal bit at the bottom to support the weight of the books! Surely they would just fall over at the moment!

Peter Ashley said...

Good try Annabel, but sorry.... But it takes a book lover to know about bookends.

Kevan said...

They're not tulip leaves, are they?

Affer said...

Obviously I keep finding faults of which the artist was unaware, and in this instance it is the radio: the dial shows that it is not correctly tuned to receive The Light Programme, and therefore listeners would miss The Archers, The Navy Lark, and Dick Barton - Special Agent.

Annabel said...

Kevan, I think you worked it out!

CarolineLD said...

Damn, I was so busy looking at the wireless set that I never even noticed the leaves!

Peter Ashley said...

Blimey, that was quick. Kevan wins. The answer card says: "Tulip Leaves have not serrated edges. Anyway, next week's going to get you all going.

Diplomat said...

You're all barking up the wrong tree - the tulip vase was a fairly common point of stash, pre war, for one's home grown canabis. As has been demonstrated by Caroline - plod would be far too busy looking at the swanky wireless to notice the distinctive leaf. The true fault here is that the receiver is tuned to wrong frequency as identified by affer.

Jon Dudley said...

The perspective's all to cock too. However Diplo's specialist knowledge on the cannabis plant would seem to be irrefutable. But Kevan got there first so we eagerly anticipate the next one. Bloody quick, though, these respondees. 'Find the Fault' is your most rapidly accessed blog Mr.A...I feel a marketing opportunity coming on for you.

bikerted said...

Wouldn't have got that in a million years! The only Flowers I like comes in a pint pot.