Leafing through my copy of Around Kent, which that nice ruddy-faced man from Kent County Council sent me today, I notice a feature headlined: It's TV - But Not How (surely 'As'? - Ed.) You Know It.
Alongside a picture of Saint Gob of Beldof, whose company Ten Bobs has won the £600,000 a year contract to run the council's TV station, we are told:
It won't be a re-enactment of Russian TV in the days of communism with someone reading the latest KCC press release.
Phew! Thank heavens for that. My former newsreading chum Olga used to get very fed up reading out those KCC press releases, and the prospect of having to do it all over again was giving her the abdabs. The article continues:
What better way for a youngster to train for a job in the media than to get involved in making real programmes that are relevant and interesting.
No better way indeed, which is why I shall be advising any youngster who asks not to waste his or her time making anything for KCC TV.