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07 October 2016

The subtle art of English humour

Any Russian who wants to understand what тонкий английский юмор is all about has TOTALLY, TOTALLY, TOTALLY got to listen to this documentary programme, possibly the funniest I have ever heard, about the Portsmouth Sinfonia, which was known in the 1970s as "the world's worst orchestra"....


  1. World's -> word's typo in the post. Thanks!

  2. Quite right. Thank you. Mistake now corrected!