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Monday, March 26, 2007

"Next!"

I'm doing this Radio Four programme called "Three Minute Education" which is all about things people learn from pop music. Always odd doing things like this for the BBC because before you've even finished it you get rung up by Radio Times to write a piece about it. You feel like saying 'I haven't finished it yet so how can I write about it?' It turns out that there's a programme billing going round the place describing it so it's clearly in existence already. Certainly as far as the BBC is concerned. But then, of course, you say yes, grateful for any publicity. Excellent cover on this week's Radio Times, incidentally. Hugh Laurie snapping on a rubber glove with the word "Next!" Would have put it up here but the BBC employ squadrons of people to ring fence their "content" as much as they can. Don't we pay for all this?