Currently, there's some horrific scenes of death and destruction from around the world, some natural, some man made. And what is exercising the minds of the British public?
Perspective, people, perspective.
For the record, I'm a crotchety, middle-aged bloke, who is deaf in one ear.
And I think Wonders of the Universe is just dandy as it is.
Dear Professor Brian Cox,
Your tv programme universally rocks.
Stunning visuals, simple experiments,
Gorgeous scenery, soundtrack immense,
Informative, entertaining, a cinematic treat,
All accessible to the man in the street.
Points well made, perfectly put,
A carefully crafted package, but...
There are those who don't like all your toys,
Who'll complain about sound, calling it noise.
So the Beeb responds and turns it down,
Lest your enthusiastic muse, our ears drown.
Is it decibel level, a judgement in haste?
Or do they not share in your musical taste?
This small minority that could just turn over,
And not diminish even one super nova.
I'll have to content myself with the knowledge that somewhere in the multiverse, there's a broadcasting corporation playing this programme at full, unadulterated volume. Sigh.