My husband and I have sat and listened to Radio 4’s Listen Against programme many times and found its satirical take on the week’s news entertaining and highly amusing in a tittering, cynical fashion. Yesterday, for the first time, our ten-year old son listened with us and you know the expression ‘seeing it through new eyes’? Well, we heard it through his young, unenlightened, uncynical ears. He laughed so hard he couldn’t speak and almost fell off his chair. He was in tears by the end of the programme and so were we. Everything smells, feels and tastes better with the added flavour of a child’s innocent and unaffected outlook.
If Radio 4 ever require a visual ad they need only get a ten-year old who likes Spike Milligan and The Goon Show to listen in and record their irrepressible reactions. It really does make your heart smile.