Sunday, 11 December 2011

Treat of the Day

Hidden away in the dusty curate's egg that is Radio Four Extra is easily the loveliest thing currently on the BBC. It is the late Alan Coren, reading a selection of his own columns. They are quite, quite brilliant. I'm not sure I really ever took in what a good writer he was. There is no one doing what he could do now. There is rather a sweet moment when the continuity announcer introduces the programmes, and says: the late, and very much missed Alan Coren. I can see now why he is so missed.

Anyway, if you have the BBC iPlayer, you can find the loveliness here.

Rather wonderful old picture of Coren with John Cleese; photographer unknown.

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