Sunday 14 December 1986

…Today I pulled myself out of bed at 9.18am.
The next week at school is going to be a hectic one because I’ve got:
The Carol Service.
The Christmas Party.
The Puppet Play and
The Comedy Sketch.
The BBC Sports Personality of the Year is Nigel Mansell.
We saw the draw being taken…

I notice this year’s Sports Personality of the Year programme is taking place on Thursday 22 December, which seems very wrong by virtue of being a) on a Thursday not a Sunday and b) on 22 December and not up to two weeks before the big day.

But then it’s never been the same since they ditched the bit of funny business involving a pretend penalty shoot-out or pretend snooker tournament featuring fish-out-of-water competitors chuckling a lot and not doing very well. If you can’t get away with that sort of thing at Christmas anymore, you might as well go ahead and rob the affair of all remaining credibility by, I don’t know, having no women on the shortlist*.

I’m also a bit at a loss to explain The Puppet Play and The Comedy Sketch. I’m hoping both will become clear as the final week of term, indeed the final school week of the calendar year, unfurls.

*SATIRE

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