It’s true! Life does imitate Arthur
Barely a week goes by without life imitating old television programmes. The prison service has just unveiled a plan to teach foreign languages, including Greek and latin, to inmates.
This was anticipated in an episode of Porridge, in which lennie Godber had decided to further his education behind bars. Fletch said he’d come to the right place. a prisoner on e-wing had just passed O-level Spanish. Name of Gomez. Meanwhile, Tory MPs are being questioned by police over alleged election expenses irregularities. Minder beat them to it. In an episode called The Balance Of Power, arthur stands for election to the local council, only to find himself investigated by Cheerful Charlie Chisholm.
although arthur wins, he is disqualified from taking his seat after it emerges he’d been bribing voters with boxes of chocolate, well past their sell-by date.
everybody back on the battle bus!