Fascinating Facts #0. Many Loungers may not know that the mechanical bell that rings when you open the shop door actually came from the stage set of a production of 84 Charing Cross Road at the Hasland Playhouse. (That’s the play based on Helen Hanff’s delightful book of the same name.)

And talking about bell’s (if not delight), here’s Adams’ Weekly Wheeze:

So I said to this train driver, “I want to go to Paris.”

He said, “Eurostar?”

I said, “Well, I’ve been on telly but I’m no Paul Daniels.”