2/20/2007

BBC force Newnight presenter to wear Crimean War army surplus

Why was the presenter on Newnight wearing what could only be described as army surplus from the 19th century ?



It was exactly the sort of stuff that Sharpe, as played by Sean Bean, would wear in the ITV drama series set in the peninsular war and the crimean war.

3 comments:

Starls said...

Pedantic little brother here. Wasn't the Crimean war and Peninsular War about 50 years apart? Sharpe fought wholly (as a commissioned officer) in the Peninsular War.

Great books - highly recommended.

As for Newsnight - It's when you see Jeremy Paxman dressed as a Roman Centurion that you've got to worry!

Norfolk Blogger said...

Okay, I'll admit that I didn't bother to check the facts. That said, I was pretty accurate in making the link with Sharpe.

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

The Government is selling off surplus items - from boots to warships. Do you know the address for the website?

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