I had the pleasure of watching the latest series of adverts for “Bombardier” Beer starring Rik Mayall. You Tube. Simply type in - Bombardier Rik Mayall. To be fair, they are a bit of a hoot in fact one is over 3 minutes long, but I thought I was viewing Lord Flasheart’s Grandad. So, it got me thinking. Who in the thesp world to do justice to George MacDonald-Fraser’s creation. I mean they’re all bit, well, modern and tame nowadays. Who would burst through the PC bollocks and give us a great bit of viewing ? That MacDowell chap did a reasonably good job in "Royal Flash" some years back against and equally creative baddie, the one and only Ollie Reed (Rest easy mate – former RAMC lad y’know). Rik is bit old for it now, but if we’re going to re-create the whole series, then he's dead right for the job later on a Lt Col, Col etc. But not right off, that needs a younger type. (Sorry Rik if you’re reading this, your agent will understand). For a start, Flashie has to be a bit on the large side as he is well over 6 foot, so my choice of David Tennant is probably way off the mark, though I’m certain he could act up a storm in the character. But who wouldn't be a Flashman ? That tit from 'the office' who is as funny as bowel cancer or Russell Brand. Over to you, ARSSERs, name the new Flashman and hope to buggery some hack reads it and mentions it to a thesp mate.