Not so long ago, there was much debate as to whether the boxed DVD set of classic films given to Mr Bean by President Barack Obama was a suitable gift.
Apparently, Mr Bean sat down to watch one of these classics and was greeted with the words ‘wrong region’. The DVD’s are only for the North American market.
According to the Daily Telegraph:
A Downing Street spokesman said he was “confident” that any gift Obama gave Brown would have been “well thought through,” but referred me to the White House for assistance on the “technical aspects”.
A White House spokesman sniggered when I put the story to him and he was still looking into the matter when my deadline came last night.