I think for me I've actually been quite busy recently. I had an article in Fridays Guardian about Polish cinema and today Saturday I begin a new motoring column in the Telegraph. Right after the four nights at the Soho theatre I did a few days on the TV series New Tricks. It was fun working in TV again and that is a production that runs like clockwork so I was generally home by lunchtime. Funnily enough in the week that I was filming New Tricks (though the two events are not connected) somebody tried the gold ring con on me twice. What happens in the gold ring con is somebody walking along in front of you suddenly bends down and seems to pick up a gold ring that they've found on the floor, they then turn to you and ask if you think its genuine, then they spin some story about how they have to leave the country but do you want to buy it? You thenbuy what you think is a valuable gold ring only to discover that it is worthless. Now normally nobody comes near me in the street, chuggers look the other way and people never ask me for directions bu these people (one was a man one a woman) took me for a mug. It must be that in whatever Balkan country they come from I look like a wealthy but highly gullible or possibly greedy gent who can easily be conned. I'd like to take a trip to their country to see loads of mees swanning around buying lucky heather and thinking Nick Clegg's a nice guy. Kaboom! Satire!
I'm glad everybody liked Question Time. As late as Monday I wasn't going to do it but then I thought I might as well give it a try. It's actually quite a challenge because you want to be funny but you don't want to be flippant about what are sometimes serious issues. I think in terms of panel members it was an easy ride, I wonder what it would be like if the other non politician was one of those right wing nutcases like Melanie Philips or David Starkey. If I do it again maybe we'll find out.