In the Coal Miner sketch, the Foreman asks the question: what is the name of the section between the triglyphs in the frieze section of a classical Doric entablature. To which the Royal replies: No idea, sorry. The answer is that the square recessed spaces between the triglyphs on a Doric frieze, are called "metopes". See more
Ladies and gentlemen, I'm not simply going to say, and now for something completely different this week, because I do not think it fit. This is a particularly auspicious occasion for us this evening, as we have been told that Her Majesty the Queen will be watching part of this show tonight. We don't know exactly when Her Majesty will be tuning in. We understand that at the moment she is watching The Virginian. We have been promised that we will be informed the moment that she ...