The most depressing news of the day comes in an agency story in the Independent placed by Sky Arts2, the channel no-one watches to the newspaper very few read.
James Hunt, the channel controller, announces two weeks of wall-to-wall Andre Rieu, nothing else on screen for a fortnight, 24/7. ‘Andre Rieu is one of the best-selling live acts in the world and one of the most successful violinists ever. We are thrilled to be working with the maestro on his very own channel,’ says Hunt.
Don’t say you haven’t been warned.