Well, it’s New Year’s Eve, or as the Germans call it ‘Silvester’. A rather endearing Silvester ritual is the tendency of their TV networks to put out a strange little English music hall sketch called Dinner for One (see left for its stranglehold over the New Year’s Eve schedules on the regional German stations). I’ve explained the phenomenon before and offered the whole thing as an XviD AVI file for viewing in the comfort of your own home. As the link’s now dead, here it is again, this time in the original monochrome 1963 recording. Happy Hogmanay.