Fans of The Italian Job will remember this literally cliff-hanging closing scene, but Michael Caine did have an idea.
Meanwhile, last month the Royal Society of Chemistry announced a competition to solve the problem of unloading the gold without the bus falling down the cliff. The solution must be based on rigorous scientific principles. Apparently 700 entries have been received - this is all in The Times so it must be true.
Of course, the remake of the Italian Job was rubbish. You must watch the original 1969 version and know crucial elements of the dialogue by heart if you are a true aficionado.
Have not been posting owing to dire feverish cold. Too much else going on in the world to worry about that though.