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Rage over civil servant's fun

RICHARD CROSSMAN, the crusty Lord President in Wilson's government, nearly choked with rage when he saw a photograph of Sir Paul Gore-Booth, the head of the Foreign Office, in his Daily Telegraph on 1 May 1968.

Sir Paul and his wife were dressed as Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. They were pictured at the airport with the Sherlock Holmes Society.

Mr Crossman condemned Sir Paul's "antics" at a meeting in Downing Street. The dismissive reply to his complaint angered him further.