I was watching Gordon Brown make his maiden speech at the Labour party conference on More 4 news when my mother phoned gasping for breath.
“Your’re on Mastermind !!!!”
“You’ve just been a question on mastermind”.
Then a series of telephone calls began, first of all Anne’s sister, Jane.
“You’ve hit the big time now Andy, you’ve just been a question on University Challenge”.
Turns out the show was actually University Challenge and the question was “Andrew Tift won the 2006 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery with his triptych portrait of Kitty, who was her former husband?”
Apparently the pin heads looked at each other and didn’t have a clue. Several more telephone calls later and we switched over. There was a series of questions about 30 year old punk albums provoking the answers “Pistols, Jam, Damned and Clash” which I answered with consumate ease as I sat back brimming with pride at my knowledge of Punk. Turns out that was the only one I got right apart from a question about the magnificent John Lee Hooker. I only ever get the art and music ones.
September 25th, 2007