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Posted: 19 Apr 20 18:17

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Danish/American heartthrob actor, Vigo Mortensen, has told a showbiz mag that Mrs Bridges, the formidable cook out of the popular 70s period drama, Upstairs Downstairs, engaged in a steamy romp with the young actor during a brief stay in London in 1972. “I was a shy teenager when I arrived in London for a two-week holiday,” he told Hello. “But thanks to Mrs Bridges, I went home a skilled lover.....

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Posted: 19 Apr 20 18:21 - Edited By: Erskin Quint, 19 Apr 20 18:28
Dear Spoof,

This has the ring of authenticity about it. I could see Mrs Bridges doing that, although surely it would be a coal fire rather than a roaring log fire - though I am not one to gainsay the metaphorical power of roaring logs.

I must admit though that the roaring logs do bring images of a naked Oliver Reed to mind. Now I just know that I won't be able to sleep unless I neck a few Manhattans.


Cecil B DeMille

PS I've never worked it out: is it the logs or the fire that do the roaring? In my limited experience, it was always more a matter of smouldering coal fires and rooms full of smoke. That's why I lived for the cinema.

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Posted: 19 Apr 20 18:57
Just read your Coronavirus Letters to The Editor piece.

A joy from start to finish

The old clincher for me was the Eddie Cantor reference accompanied by his discography.

Inspired and inspiring

Re Log and coal fires. I remember Tom Brown of schooldays fame being roasted in front of one by Flashman as punishment for turning up 2 minutes late with his baked Murphy and there was a fair bit of roaring going on there I don't mind telling you!

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