Cannibal Callout To Come Back
A sweet story from London24 on Saturday: The phrase ‘Mind the gap!’, heard for forty years at Embankment station because of the alarmingly large gap off the train (the platform is curved), played here long after it had been phased out by other stations. The widow of the man who recorded it used to go to Embankment as it was the one place where she could still hear his voice after he died. Transport for London were approached by the widow to see whether she could get a copy, and are planning to restore it at the station so she can still hear it.
If this is just TfL PR it’s a good one; we’ll be listening for it and trying not to think of the movie ‘Death Line’, in which a cannibalistic killer yells the phrase (well, ‘Mind the doors!’) through the tunnels as he slaughters passengers. The film features a hilariously useless cop first seen fishing a teabag from his cup with the end of a dart; an image I nicked for Arthur Bryant in ‘The Casebook of Bryant & May’. And yes, that’s James Cossins about to be murdered and the poster bottom left is exactly what you think it is.