Saturday, October 14, 2006

National treasures

There seems to be a lot of references to National Treasures recently. I don't have a problem with this concept, in fact, within reason I think it's quite jolly. Recent nominees for this epithet include David Attenborough, Bill Oddie, Michael Palin and Stephen Fry. This set me wondering what the criteria are for being a National Treasure. Based on the above selection, it seems to me they would include: being or having been a comic writer / performer /actor , and / or a wildlife presenter, and have been around for quite a long time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Having attended Oxbridge via a major public school could seem to be the criteria opening up the possibilities of being thus enobled to most of the conservative party and all of the BBC

Chin chin, M'colleague