It is an autumn evening with a few hours before my young charge has to return to his school. Can we fit in Madagascar 3? Yes…of course.
We race down the steep hill into the town. Lights flick on in the buildings around us as we park and run the square to the cinema entrance.
Skyfall smashed British box office history and set the tills ringing.
We were there. We popcorned in for bombs and bashings; for smouldering moods; for shriek-screetching music; for back-stabbing; for ‘British is best’; and for villains who should have been locked away for life.