Our anxieties were magnified by remarks to BBC Breakfast presenter Gaby Roslin last Friday about the importance of teachers: "They are the whole ball of wax. And I think what happened tragically was that somehow 10 years ago that slipped off the planet." The ball of waxy teachers slipping off the planet? A strange thought, but a great surreal image to relaunch his career in cinema! We can see the Monty Python-style opening sequence already...
Earth calling Lord Puttnam, are you receiving us? The diary has become concerned about the good Lord since he left the General Teaching Council.
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