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Thread #146402 Message #3389575
Posted By: Marje
13-Aug-12 - 09:36 AM
Thread Name: The Bricklayer's Lament (The Sick Note)-on BBC
Subject: The Bricklayer's Lament (The Sick Note)
The Bricklayer's Lament (aka The Sick Note, and Why Paddy's Not at Work Today)has been dicussed here in various threads over the years.
It was the subject of a BBC Radio 4 programme this week. This relates how Gerard Hoffnung came across the story, examines its possible origins (he didn't write it himself as I had thought), and concludes with Hoffnung telling the tale to the Oxford Union. It can be found on iPlayer here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01lsqk6/The_Bricklayers_Lament/ at least for UK listneners, or there is currently a direct link to it from the BBC Home Page.