I had meant to use the Christmas break to do lots of the things I’ve been putting off – like writing my talk for a local Women’s Institute group on adapting The Cloths of Heaven for radio.  Somehow, though, I have found myself spending hours in front of the TV or radio, weeping at the transformative power of DIY SOS, laughing fondly at Just William, or wondering whether Tony Archer will end up delivering Helen’s baby with as much aplomb  as the butler did in Upstairs Downstairs.  But there’s nothing like the fear of humiliation to focus the mind.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0HgJIkSIXY .  The TV won’t be going on again until the talk is written.