Special reader offers

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We've started buying the Radio Times as The Guardian guide doesn't cover digital radio very well, or have detailed information about the programmes on the Freeview channels. It does the job, but the thing that amuses us every week is the catalogue of ‘reader offers' which comes with it. Last week, we had the tempting offer of a dog ramp: a specially constructed wooden plank to facilitate your dog's access to the car boot. Here are this week's highlights:

hideous music center

Where do I start with this one? Quite apart from the fact that it's totally hideous, they clearly spent about 75% of the £170 purchase price on the timber alone. I really don't hold out a great deal of hope for the sound quality.

passport covers

Do you wish that Britain had never lost her Empire? Do you miss all that pretty pink on the atlas? Well now you can pretend that the last century never happened! Simply conceal your nasty new-fangled red EC passport within this sumptuous British Empire Blue wallet.

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