This should in no way be considered an anti-Brit post.[quote] See the couple in the bar? That’s Mr and Mrs Plod
By Tom Utley, (Filed: 27/05/2005)
There is something deeply sinister about the latest ruse dreamt up by the Avon and Somerset police for catching drink drivers. Six undercover officers, three male and three female, have been trained to mingle with drinkers in country pubs on the edge of the Cotswolds, posing as courting couples.
They will note how much their fellow customers are drinking. Then, they will follow their suspects into the car park, wait for them to reach for their car keys and arrest them.
“The telltale signs,” said Chief Inspector Tim Harris, displaying the dazzling detective skills that have carried him to the top of his profession, “will be if someone is slurring their speech, staggering or smelling of alcohol.” Brilliant, my dear Holmes!
The scheme, reported in yesterday’s papers, put me immediately in mind of the antics of the Gestapo in 'Allo 'Allo. I imagined a ravishing blonde in a beret, sitting at a corner table in the snug at the Lamb and Flag, Snoddington-in-the-Marsh, apparently nibbling her companion’s ear.
In fact, she is peering past his false whiskers at the tweed-suited gentleman at the bar, whispering: "Suspect codenamed ‘The Colonel’ has just ordered a second large gin and tonic. Four units, and counting…"b[/b]
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'Allo 'Allo was one of my favorites programs.