Friday, March 03, 2006


What does Paul McCartney like to watch of an evening? It turns out his favourite programmes are Heatrbeat and the Royal, which is perhaps slightly more understandable than it seems at first. He's in his sixties, after all, and for his generation, Heartbeat is a bit like, say, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps for twentysomethings: of course it's dreadful and cliched and slapped together with all the care of a classwarrior with a hangover working in the Selfridges delivery bay, but it offers a reflection of a long-lost youth.

Friends, though, should keep ringing him up at 8.05 on a Sunday. It's understandable, but he needs saving from himself.