TV review: What the Dickens?

When the first commercial jet airliners allowed the rich to fly from playground to playground in the time it took to mix and drink a few Martinis, the jet set was born, and top-drawer ‘wife-swapping sodomites’ were free to cruise the world.

21st June, 2008

When the first commercial jet airliners allowed the rich to fly from playground to playground in the time it took to mix and drink a few Martinis, the jet set was born, and top-drawer ‘wife-swapping sodomites’ were free to cruise the world.

Ultimately, cheap air travel would make everyone part of the jet set -in terms of flying at least - but in the 19th century, the railways similarly compressed time and opened...

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