Easily the worst thing about Simon Mayo's afternoon R5 show are the guests they bring in to pontificate on books, TV, films etc. They're always metropolitan lefties and must by law feature one opinionated mockney-speaker called Mark.
Yesterday it was the 'TV panel' (mp3 download) - they discussed the Blessed Ann Widdecombe's Hoodie documentary in the presence of Herself.
Mockney Mark (who is he ? Is it the Mark Kermode who's all over the BBC like a rash, or is it another one ?) let Ann get the occasional word in, and some posh totty called Mary Evans opined that hoodies etc were "just what young people wear" and there was nothing to worry about. She gave me the impression of an intelligent, self-confident, quick-witted airhead - can there be such a thing ?
When you want a view on the estates of Islington and Brixton, who better to ask than a media grad who attended Bryanston ?
Making It Up…
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