‘Off Their Rockers’, which follows immediately afterwards, offers a clue. Maybe the well of early-evening light entertainment ideas has finally run dry. ‘Off Their Rockers’ is basically ‘Trigger Happy TV’ with old people. Because everyone knows that old people are hilarious, right? Particularly when they’re swearing, talking about sex, engaging in vigorous physical activity or trying to understand modern technology. The underlying rationale of ‘OTR’ seems to be that the use of old folks can give any old joke a new lease of life. For example, they like the ‘pull my finger’ joke so much, they use it twice. Expect someone to stand on a rake in episode two. Lame.
If you're after somewhere to stop for something sweet with a cuppa or a cooling beverage in north London, then consider heading to Holloway Road. There you'll find the light and airy milkshake and juice bar Miki's Paradise, with its cushioned benches and shabby chic decor. The more standard menu options include fruit smoothies, juices, teas and coffees, but the best reason for visiting is Miki's 'freakshakes'. These are jars of milkshake topped with all kinds of treats, including ice cream, pretzels, whole brownie squares, Oreos and ice cream cones. Sweet and savoury crepes are also on offer, as well as croissants and the brownie and shortbread toppers, which you can buy individually.