On Friday evening, Jen and I went to St George's Hall in Bradford to watch two recordings of the long-running comedy radio panel game, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Sandi Toksvig stood in for regular chairman Jack Dee. The panel comprised Jeremy Hardy, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, and Barry Cryer. I couldn't help noticing that, at 49, I was almost certainly the youngest person in the building. Furthermore, despite being in the centre of Bradford, there wasn't a single non-white face in the house.
In the second half of the show, we, the audience, were asked to play a number of tunes on the kazoos provided, which the panel had to try to identify.
A theatre full of white, middle-aged people playing the theme from The Archers to Sandi Toksvig on kazoos. You don't get more Radio 4 than that.
adj. having a face swollen from weeping
So, now you know.
(Happy New Year, by the way.)
It's that time of year again! Here is my fourth annual video slideshow review of the year:
(Click the play button and then the arrows next to the word Vimeo to view the slideshow in full-screen mode.)
As per the previous three years' slideshows, this year's slideshow contains 97 photos. I am nothing, if not consistent.
Once again, I composed the ambient pap backing track on my iPad. It is called Delhicatessen.