After I went to all the trouble of putting a suit on and having a shave, my evening was ended before it had begun by the Piccadilly line being suspended between Acton Town and Hammersmith – I could have attempted to get a rush hour bus between the two and then pick up a no doubt by then totally disrupted Picc line into town, but I would have been lucky to get there much before nine. Handily, TFL staff at Acton Town were still letting people onto the platforms and hadn’t put up any signs saying there was no service from the station. Bless ’em.
As a modest consolation, I did get to see a flustered Jon Snow break the news that “Amy Wineglass” had been released on bail. No, really.