Cracker joke for older students of arithmetic

“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

“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.”

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