Let’s have a quick look at some more of Ben Elton’s columns that he wrote for the Daily Mirror in 1986. This first one has a riff on one of his stand up bits, as well as some potted history.
Most theatres were designed by men. I can tell this simply by observing the long naffed off queues that form outside the ladies.
The following week, he addressed the police, in a bit that pre-dates the end of the first episode of Filthy, Rich And Catflap a few months later (though, of course, the scripts were written by this time, and were being recorded in the studio (the first episode was done the first week of November)).
… they do a bloody difficult job, and it doesn’t help to have a bunch of lefties slagging them off and hampering them and shackling them.
And the next week, Ben was making a now familiar complaint of his about TVs in pubs.