Words from Ian McKellen
Roger Rees' compilation for the Royal Shakespeare Company's small-scale tour which I produced in 1978 dealt with English themes and obsessions. Rupert Brooke (who died while serving as a soldier in the First World War) wrote about his time at Cambridge living in the old vicarage at Grantchester upstream on the River Cam "Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?" afternoon tea being an English institution.