Just to update something: RadioTimes.com 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.