For those still reeling from the telegraphed body punch that is the forthcoming end of Midweek on Radio 4, a learned correspondent with long BBC roots has been in touch.
"It's probably apocryphal, but there's the story of one Radio 4 Controller who, when introduced to the then head of Magazine Programmes, asked him what his main programmes were. He says: Start The Week, Midweek and Stop The Week. Ah, she replies, 'Pluggers, Nutters and Wankers!' "