yes, i could have been a judge but i never had the latin, never had the latin for the judging. i just never had sufficient of it to get through the rigorous judging exams. they’re noted for their rigour. people come staggering out saying, ‘my god what a rigorous exam’ – and so i became a miner instead. a coal miner. i managed to get through the mining exams – they’re not very rigorous, they only ask one question, they say, ‘who are you?’. and i got 75% on that.
– peter cook