So, Charlton Heston has passed away. I'm off to California to pry his gun from his cold, dead hands. It's what he would have wanted.
Keith Beach, via email, observes:
Could never understand why he named himself after two small local towns, but it could have been worse - why not Hounslow Hayes? or Feltham Staines?
… or, indeed, Chorley Dumplington. Why on Earth would anyone whose real surname was Carter want to change it for Heston? It don't make sense!
(Two name-checks on consecutive days, Keith. They'll be asking for your autograph next. Hope you like the new avatar.)