Space woodlice should really get their Poirorities straight
Unnoticed in the leafy suburbs of Bristol, a common family tragedy is unfolding as an ill mother has taken to her bed, seemingly beyond all medical help. Her doting young son stoically puts on a brave face, while looking in the garden for objects that might amuse his beloved parent.
The boy happens upon some peculiar insects, coiled up and looking for all the world like boiled sweets. Taking them to his suffering patient, she smiles and a small ray of light soothes his tortured mind, perhaps granting him a memory that will act as some small consolation later.
But a miracle occurs! Oh blessed day! The next morning her energy is restored, although her skin is a mite woodier than hitherto. Skip on 70 years and the boy is now a prosperous landlord who only needs to avoid The Doctor spoiling his scheme. But just look who his new tenant is…
You’ll find the BBC clip we discuss in this review here.