You have to hand it to The Gods Of television. I don’t mean the likes of Michael Grade, Melvyn Bragg and Co. but the old gods, Cathodius, Superherterodynius, Hermes Trisresistorus and that lot, the ones that brought us pictures when Televisions were powered by semaphore. They have wonderful comic timing.
Television news bulletins yesterdays were bringing us news of the collapse of authortarian government in Egypt and the rioting and looting that always go with such events.
Reporters speaking in their best ‘this is the end of civilisation as we know it’ voices were reporting that Egypt’s famous museums were being looted and priceless aretfacts from one of the world’s earliest civilisations.
And inbetween programmes one of the niche channels was trailering a documentary titled, “The Disappearing Sphinx.”
You couldn’t write such stuff could you?