· mumblings ·

We sometimes listen to 'Private Passions' a programme on Radio 3 in which generally erudite people talk to Michael Berkeley about their favourite pieces of music. It's a bit like an upmarket version of Desert Island Discs, but without the restrictions on numbers of pieces, and they actually play the whole piece rather than snippets.

So when Mr. Bsag was looking at the Radio Times yesterday and said, "Anna Nicole Smith is on Private Passions tomorrow", I did a bit of a mental double-take.

Me: Anna Nicole Smith? She of the surgical enhancement and the ancient, super-rich late husband? Mr. B. (rolling eyes and enunciating clearly): No. Alexander McCall Smith.

Ah, OK. The world makes sense again.