It’s also quite popular in South Africa, apparently…

Life’s full of surprises. I pointed out to Bash that my post on “Dinner For One” had been picked up by dev/null (hi Andrew!), and she said “Oh wow, Dinner For One! It’s so great! Have you seen it?”

Once I’d got over my initial huffiness that she clearly doesn’t read my website as often as I read hers, it became clear that Dinner For One enjoys the same status in South Africa as in most of Europe outside Britain (Christmas Eve is the night for it, apparently).

Bash was amazed to learn I’d never seen it, and astonished to hear it’s never even been shown on British TV. To address the situation, and brazenly ignoring that I’ve now read two articles on the subject (as she’d know if she attended properly to her wifely duties and read my blog!), she kindly went on to tell me all about it. I countered with “The same procedure as last year, ma’am?” and lemonade shot out of her nose.

One Response to “It’s also quite popular in South Africa, apparently…”

  1. January 5th, 2006 | 4:28 pm

    I’m trying to think if there are any programmes that were far, far more popular in the UK than in their home countries. I think Baywatch may be a partial example.