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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

One Born Every Minute

Looking at this evening’s television schedules I see that Channel 4 is offering One Born Every Minute in which “a man struggles with the knowledge that his partner is pregnant with someone else’s child”. I don’t know why anyone would want to advertise that let alone enter themselves in the minor celebrity stakes but that’s life these days.

I have to confess that I haven’t watched any of these programmes but I know a midwife who has, driven as she was by professional curiosity. One glance was enough, appalled by the sight of a woman in the agonies of her labour being laughed at by the husband/partner and their teenage son. How entertaining.

Nowadays of course even the news is classified as entertainment. As Gorgeous (to some) George says when he has finished conducting his Six O’clock News slot, “Stay with us for all the day’s entertainment on the BBC’s News Channel”! Where will it end? I see that the Church of England is moving increasingly with the times telling people that they are “welcome to marry in the Church of England whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are christened and regardless of whether you go to church or not”:

That had me thinking that with a little more imagination the C of E could have pandered to people’s curiosity even further by providing facilities for the congregation to witness the consummation as well but of course that would usually have occurred much earlier in our more enlightened society.


  1. hey petros - yesterday I was attempting to complete the crossword in my local paper. One of the clues was 'if in trouble you could be ...' 2,3 and 4. Solved clues and a bit of deduction had provided me with a partial answer reading 'In the s...' todays paper provided the solution which was 'In the soup' Do you have a rubber I can borrow.

    Power to the people - have fun - anonymous

  2. I don't know what local paper you can be reading but perhaps rubbers should be more freely available. Petros