Friday, February 24, 2006

Take two blogs into the shower?

Just to update something: will now definitely have a photo gallery online with some gorgeous shots from Planet Earth, the new documentary series starting shortly.

It's complicated but I wasn't sure it would all happen in time and I got the call this afternoon to say it would.

By the way, I spent most of this afternoon at the Birmingham Central Library - you'll never guess where that is - researching my On This Day column for Radio Times. Maddeningly, I stumbled across something too late to use. Can I tell you about it instead?

Radio Times 4-10 March 1978. The letters page includes an angry letter from a reader who claims to have been horrified when tuning in to Grandstand to find the commentator on a football match was a woman. Lots of blustery how-dare-you bits follow but the thrust of it is that football is a man's world. And the person who wrote the letter? It was a woman. 

If I'm still doing On This Day next year (which I truly hope I am) and if I spot the note to myself in my rinkydinky FileMaker Pro database, you'll see more details in Radio Times next year.


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