I can’t actually remember who came up with any of the material except that I don’t think it was me.Quidsworth, the Chief Archive Elf, maintains meticulous records of everything we do and is never, ever, wrong about anything. I mean, never. So, when he tells me that I was responsible for the material on this show, I take his word for it - even though I don’t recall that any actual work was involved on my part. It was more of a sui generis kind of a deal – throw together a few assorted notions, some nice fresh musings, a pinch of whimsy, and set the whole lot to simmer in a tub of rich fruity sauciness, and a show just springs into life spontaneously and emerges from the primordial soup.
A show just springs into life spontaneously and emerges from the primordial soup.So stand by for a good old-fashioned look at chainsaws (invented for midwives, apparently), electric jockstraps, why left-handed people shouldn’t wear their underpants inside-out, why Victorian mums disguised themselves as furniture, how jerrycans won the War, things that were invented in jail, and various useless inventions, including a system which allowed you to record sound but not to play it back. You’ll get a guest appearance by Radio 4’s Charlotte Green, and a clever system of pendulums which synchronise themselves into beautiful patterns using only the power of maths.