The Diary was greatly surprised – nay, overwhelmed – to receive a postcard bearing the likeness of Wellington and containing important intelligence on the whereabouts of Gus Honeybun, lovable glove-puppet and icon of TSW, the erstwhile West Country TV franchise (see MW Diary June 1).
The message, seemingly en clair, reveals that Gus has joined Wellington’s forces in Spain (as regimental mascot?) and is terrorising the forces of Napoleon. The coded sub-text is that his former controller, mentor and Svengali, one Harry Turner, has recently returned from a tour of the historic Spanish battlefields.
Are Harry and Gus by any chance the same person?