Well, happy St George’s Day if that means anything at all to you – which it certainly doesn’t to me: especially since St George was, by all accounts, from somewhere in modern Turkey and not from Guildford at all. Goodness only knows where the dragon was from. Perhaps Mark knows?
But Mark is busy talking to the woman from BBC radio 4’s ‘Feedback’ programme. I was all a-ferment when she rang, wondering what it could be about. Apparently it was in response to his complaint about yesterday’s ‘PM’ and 6 0’clock news. Having switched PM off during an extremely long discussion about the next Manchester United manager, we put on the news only to be confronted with a seven-minute-long!!! item about the very same thing! This is NOT NEWS! I don’t give a flying f*ck about football, but whether I do or not, it’s not bloody news! England winning the world cup; Andy Murray winning Wimbledon – yes, that’s news: but the next effing manager of an effing football team does not deserve seven full minutes of a half-hour programme. So listen to ‘Feedback’ on Friday and you might hear Mark ranting about it.
So yesterday was otherwise quite restful: in between Spanish sessions I watched ‘Becoming Jane’ followed by ‘Jamaica Inn’. Now, i have been slightly worried on occasion by my hearing; but during the latter I became convinced that I was going deaf. I couldn’t hear a word of the dialogue apart from a few snatches; and since Daniel has wrested his X-box from our control, I have no access to subtitles either. So I was getting quite worried until this morning on a thankfully football-light ‘Today’ programme they revealed that the sound quality was awful! Apparently no-one could hear it, and vast swathes of the populace were, like me, convinced that they were going deaf.
But what about Rev, eh? I didn’t see that one coming! I won’t spoil it if you haven’t seen it but bloody hell! And I’m sure that was Liam Neeson as God, but he wasn’t credited.
Who is this God person anyway?
PS and come down to the Donkey tonight where I’m doing some poems for World Book Night.