, it's claimed he has a card in his top pocket, in case of a sudden collapse, saying: "I'm Wallace Mercer...call a Press conference."
But, as a friend waspishly
observed: "More like the Taj Mahal - big and round!" sby Having had my fill of long-distance cycling, Reuben heroically hit on a plan that involved neither Lycra nor training but, more crucially, lashings of real ale.
At the same time, he muses waspishly
at the state of the UK, contrasting the excesses of the Royal couple (Betty and Phil) with the poverty of their slumdwelling subjects, before looking at the blight of the high-rises which sprang up in the 1960s, illustrating "the British genius for creating the dismal".
Snubbed by the socially ambitious couples she meets at elegant soirees, and irritated by the mothers who channel their energies into PTA meetings, the discovery her husband is having an affair with his colleague, Flavia, younger, thinner and waspishly
sharp, comes as the final straw.
In the midst of the often chaotic goings-on, Roth gives the standout performance, although his waspishly
malevolent marquis is a stock character.
In the US on Friday, Cowell waspishly
criticised Susan for changing her appearance, saying: "Get yourself together, sweetheart, for the big one - the semi-final.
Coroner Lord Justice Scott Baker waspishly
told the princess's former butler: "Having examined the matter it doesn't seem to me they are secrets at all.
However, he was a cantankerous, misanthropic character who, from his drab but secure perch as university librarian in Hull, regarded much of contemporary life with a loathing often waspishly
expressed in his letters.
Bringing further fun to the proceedings are Ewell, as the waspishly
wise Hooper, and Mewes, as the flippant diner philosopher.
, Mati says: "In reference to Hell's Kitchen, all I can say is that it's one of the few times in 14 years I've known exactly where he is every night.
Unfortunately, despite Carlyle and Miller playing to the hilt wallowing in the period muck with big silly grins, Stott and Cumming's waspishly
foppish Rochester not far behind, Scott doesn't seem able to turn the flame up under his romp.
Witty, intelligent and waspishly
kind, he's a natural.