Things you used to believe

I remember how excited I was when Channel 4 came in. Not just because that fourth channel button marked only with a


would finally be in use but because I imagined there might actually be something worth watching during the morning or day time when I was bored shitless.

No, of course there wasn’t. I seem to recall hours of discussion programmes that bored me, although it probably says a lot about how racist TV was at the time that I noted there were more black people on the channel.