Delighted to have brought these fantastic books to your notice Stuffy you may also like to look out for 25 Years a Rifleman by William Surtees. I have this as a freebie on Playbooks but cannot recommend as I haven't yet read it.
Extensive and important research on the thorny issue of MDT starting reveals the following stats.
RogerHK has started 3 and has 2 wins and a draw under his belt.
PeteUSA has started 2 and has a 100% win record. As has.....
Indo mike who's started 1 before today.
Pete Martin has started 1 which...
I think maybe it wouldn't work as well on telly if the two presenters were peas in a pod. PW is definitely spikier than BM but, for me, it works and ,as I said, although I don't do angling I enjoy the programme.
I think you shouldn't let the fact that he played a fan of them down the road in a TV ad colour your opinion of a really good comedian.
As for Bob Mortimer surely a candidate for the National Treasure thread.
I don't know if you are familiar with "A Dorset Rifleman" - Benjamin Harris but he had precious little food, ammo or uniform during the retreat to Corunna. The book is an amazing account of the Peninsula War from an ordinary foot soldier's point of view. The same is true of Edward Costello's...