This is Jonathan Meades. He's both cool and intelligent and therefore the subject of a cult following, whereas he should actually be in charge of the world's airwaves or universities or planning bodies. Everything really.
I like this piece on getting high for many reasons, but amongst them is nostalgia: the Crooked House pub is on the outskirts of The Dark Place, and I've gingerly walked along that elevated canal - it's on the England/Wales border, at Chirk. The pub's above mineworkings and has subsided. Walk in and you feel drunk before you touch a drop.