Fire & Hemlock Revisited (or maybe not...)

Paul Andinach pandinac at
Tue Jan 23 01:02:14 EST 2001

On Mon, 22 Jan 2001, Hallie O'Donovan wrote:

> I happened to notice something in the Radio Times that was on
> tonight.  Described as an historian re-enacting Boadicea's last
> battle against the Romans in a Bristol supermarket!  Too late to
> catch most of it (it was only 10 minutes long), but I did see this
> guy being charged by a few kids carrying baguettes - filmed at an
> angle which made him look quite large.  (Completely off-the-wall
> show, including a constantly-varying pronunciation of "Boadicea",
> which degenerated into "Boo-didly" - about as close as I usually
> get.)

ISTR that the correct pronounciation is something like
"Boo dik ka".

> I hope my mind isn't the only one unhinged enough to have pulled a
> DWJ-ism out of this weirdness! :)

I started reading your post and automatically thought of the finale of
"The Ogre Downstairs"...

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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