Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sleepless in Surrey

Shh! Don't wake him up. He's got insomnia, he's trying to sleep it off. - A Night at the Opera (1935)

I'm really going to need my siesta this afternoon 'cos it's almost 3am and here I am wide awake. The TV is quietly playing in the background, the wonderful Sunshine Boys which is nearing the end.

Whilst flicking through the channels trying to find something to make me sleepy (which, given the content of most of them, isn't usually difficult), it crossed my mind that, apart from the obvious reasons, it must be very inconvenient to be deaf if you are fan of BBC TV, as the only time you see someone 'signing' is in the early hours of the morning. Does that mean that deaf people have to stay up all night and can watch only crap programmes?


1 comment:

Clare said...

I always wondered that...

But then, if I should ever be in a theatre with deaf people and a fire should break out, they'd be ok. Or they'd think there was a juggler outside!