The BBC have “scrambled” David Attenborough following the possible discovery of a lost city in the heart of England.
A BBC executive commented:
“It all started when I was in the first class carriage on my way from London to our new headquarters in Britain’s second city – Manchester. I was about an hour into the journey when the steward announced a diversion due to snow. A little later the train came to an unscheduled halt. I happened to glance out of the window and was amazed to see what looked like a huge modern city. There was a weird round shaped building among other hi-rise blocks and on the horizon I could see a set of floodlights – a sure sign of civilisation !
“The train then re-started and quickly accelerated up to top speed. As we whizzed through a dark tunnel it looked like we were passing through some sort of railway station. At that speed it was hard to see – but I thought I spotted as sign that said something like BumNStreet.”
A search of the Corporation archives revealed very little according to a researcher – “All we could find was some old footage from the last 30 seconds of Match Of The Day, when Chelsea were drawn against some obscure midlands team in the third round of the FA Cup. Absolutely nothing else in the news. sport or culture sections of the archive.”
The corporation have now despatched Attenborough and a full crew to investigate what may be the anthropological discovery of the decade. With the working title “The Lost City of BumNStreet” they plan to shoot a documentary to either prove or disprove the existence of civilisation in between Britain’s two main cities.