Maniac puts film on at 9.30pm

A CRAZED lunatic has outraged sensibilities by beginning to watch a feature film at 9.30pm on a weekday night. 

Tom Booker somehow managed to persuade his wife – who police are considering a hostage – to start watching Bohemian Rhapsody even though there was little hope they would complete viewing it before midnight.

He said: “I know it’s a bit late, but come on, it’s only a film. We can sit on the sofa and keep our eyes open that long, can’t we?

“Yes normally we’re in bed by half-ten but it’s only a four-day week and sometimes you’ve got to live a little. If we’re a bit tired at work, it’s hardly the end of the world.

“Let’s make a night of it. I’ve got the chips and dip out and I’ve lowered the lights. Let movie night begin.”

Wife Emily said: “We turned it off before 10pm, after we both woke up with a start 20 minutes in. He had fallen asleep with his hand in the hummus.”