There’s something seriously wrong with British Television at the moment. Let’s see – random evening’s viewing (say tonight). What’s on at this precise moment? ITV: “Paul Grady’s America” (Paul Grady is Lily Savage‘s ‘real’ alter-ego – this programme includes an encounter with Julian Clary). Channel 4: “The Real Shirley Bassey”. Channel 5: “The Way We Were” (Epic Streisand movie). British broadcasting has become completely colonised by the sensibility of middle-aged ‘theatrical’-types. When did our culture become so ‘nice boy’ oriented? It’s like someone flicked the queer-switch, and suddenly all of England decided to identify as a fifty-year-old man with too much lippy and a ¬£20 wig.