Monday 12 April 2021

questions time

Potentially traumatising for very young audience members and no doubt a bit of disappointment for others who were excited to see Westminster transformed into a colossal marauding alligator (actually based on a particular crocodilian gargoyle on the House of Commons) attacking the UK—like those older sitcoms that began with an animated sequence that got me excited to watch a cartoon and always feeling a bit left down when it was just The Many Loves of Dobie GillisOn the Record was a British political programme that aired on BBC One from 1988 through 2002. As news music (see also) and mascots go, it’s a pretty good one. Hosed Jonathan Dibleby, John Humphrys and Sheena McDonald, the show was culled during a review of the BBC’s political output and perceived bias.