David Thorpe begins reading `Journeys of an Underground Philosopher', a wryly intelligent quest for value and meaning in life by Christopher Ross, a part-time station assistant at Oxford Circus.

Abridged by Jill Waters

0220010828He discusses how to soothe irate customers and assault awareness strategies.
0320010829He discusses time and motion, and the commuter's warped perception of both.
0420010830In this extract, tube passengers and their companions feature alongside the art and ethics of skiving.
05 LAST20010831In this final extract, life lessons and how not to let off steam.