23 March 2011

"By Jove Carruthers!"

From The Solitary Cyclist to The Riddle Of The Sands, he certainly used to get about that Carruthers chap. Come with us now, true believers, as Miles Jupp searches for his secret origins.

From The Radio Times:
"No self-respecting Boys' Own adventure would be complete without a square-jawed subaltern, saving the Empire for his Queen and class, and invariably called Carruthers. Miles Jupp embarks on his own perilous journey, beset with marauding swans and errant bicycles (just listen, it will all make sense) to find out who this character was actually based on. He comes up with some unexpected answers, not least of which is that he may well have been Scottish.

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