Hanging around before the big bang


Sir, – In the late 1970s or early 1980s, Spike Milligan, in his Q series ( Q4 , Q5 , Q6 etc ) of comedy programmes screened on BBC television revealed ( if that is the right word) that life began under the carpet on the fifth floor of Harrods department store in Knightsbridge in London.

That may sound a bit daft but it seems no more bonkers to me than claims by certain boffins that they have detected ripples in space which originated very shortly after the Big Bang went off, over 13 billion years ago. Yours, etc,


Loreto Park,

Troys Lane,