Went to the nearby college TV room to get my weekly fix of 24. Got there five minutes early, so I could hijack the remote control if anyone wanted to watch something else, but there were already three other people there watching the golf before 24. As 24 started, yet more people trickled in.

This is the first time I’ve ever seen multiple people, who don’t know each other, actually make the effort to find out when a programme starts (it wasn’t at its usual time) and get to the TV room. I don’t think 24 is that popular in the UK, but clearly it engenders a fanatical loyalty. There should be at least twice as many people next week as well, since more people will be back in college. Maybe I should bring along some popcorn…