As far as advice for life goes it doesn't get much better than 'Don't Panic'. These two words are famously inscribed on the cover of the fictitious Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and are intended to reassure the more nervous intergalactic explorer. They have, however, proven remarkably adaptable to most nearly any situation one might inadvertently stumble into. They've certainly done me right over the years.

Which is why I've been repeating them like a calming mantra this week. Plans, you see, are afoot. Plans which are enough to send even the most hardened pop culture explorer into a state

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