The soothing flavours of honey and lemon in hot water take my mind off the croaking drear of a minor head cold.

At the moment I sound a bit like Throat, a gravelly-belch-voiced character from antique BBC comedy type programme The Goon Show.

Grytpype:
Sergant Throat!

Throat:
Yes?

Grytpype:
Make a note of that.

Throat:
Right. Anything else Sir?

Grytpype:
Yes.

Throat:
Right.

This excerpt comes from The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill-on-Sea, with script via the none-more-comprehensive thegoonshow.net website.

[FX: Penny in mug]

Maybe it’s a dim memory of reading The Goon Show Scripts book when laid up in bed as a child with some lurgi or other, but this evening the combination of flavours and lavish word cartoonery is next-level comforting.

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