"If 1 Greek Drachma (Gk Dr) is worth 1 ½ Greek Drachmas, how many lamps
can be bought from the market, if each lamp is 4 times the cost of each
other lamp, the cost being the same as it was the year before last?"
Further reading for the spot-on 80s-schools-programme-parody
Look Around You;
pure televisual gold, from the white-on-blue clock ticking down to its opening credits, through to the soberly-voiced nonsense, the nasty synth music and the cheap-but-revered technology. Good to see nostalgia being done with such a light touch, and with some very subtle undercurrents. "This is the last of your problems."
The series stemmed from the short film Look Around You (A Short Film About Calcium), which is
glimpsable as part of the Milano Film Festival archive
(56k or 300k). [Update: That's actually quite a
poor first-x-seconds clip, it turns out. But worth it for the BBC Micro.]