“I’m afraid I can’t tell you that – it would be gross.”
Apologies to John Le Carre, Alec Guinness/ George Smiley (Smiley’s People).
Dave Hill’s footnote to “Goodbye to the old Woolwich ferries”, at onlondon.co.uk:
“in the 1982 BBC TV adaptation of John Le Carré’s novel Smiley People, George Smiley visits someone in Battle of the Nile Street, Charlton. I can find no real life trace of a street of that name. But if you watch the episode carefully, you can spot his cab turning in to Greenlaw Street, SE18. There’s a down hill view towards that part of the Thames. You don’t see a Woolwich ferry, but you can easily imagine one.”