I'm really looking forward to ABC TV tonight at half past eight, because they're showing a new version of The Thirty-Nine Steps with hero, Richard Hannay.
Family legend has it that John Buchan, who wrote the original story, (and what a cracking good story it was) was a good friend of Elliot's ancestors and named his character as a tribute. We're sticking to that. We rather like the idea. So here's to cousin Dick!
I've seen many movie length versions of this tale. Let's hope tonight's is a good one.