The Smith Lectures had already been back on BBC Radio 2 for two weeks and I didn’t notice until yesterday. There isn’t a “listen again” RealPlayer option on the BBC site either—probably because the programme consists mainly of well chosen archive recordings of stand-up comedy from so many different sources that there would be a thicket of rights problems to hack through before it could be made available online. Next Saturday, 13:00 hrs, 88–91FM; tune in. It’s a scream.