Will Luke, writer of one of my favourite cricket blogs, has posted on an entertaining parlour game that has become popular on Twitter. I'm afraid I don't tweet myself but I remember hearing this mentioned on Fi Glover's Saturday morning show. The rules are simple: take a Radio 4 programme and see what curiosity you can come up with by removing one of the letters in its title.
For example, Will mentions: Lose Ends: a panel have to find the end of a sellotape roll.
The Shipping Forecat: a daily nautical report from a feline stowaway
Test Mach Special: Geoffrey Boycott and Henry Blofeld travel supersonic in the world's fastest planes
I've added a few suggestions of my own. Any more ideas very welcome:
The Achers: everyday stories of country folk who feel a bit sore after a hard day ploughing
Bok at Bedtime: South African rugby players read from their autobiographies
Afternoon lay: a post-luncheon bit of nookie
Font row: Mark Lawson argues with vicars about the way they lay out their churches
Face the fats: John Waite goes on to the streets of London and interviews obese people