What’s going on between the Science Show and Counterpoint ? Last Saturday lunchtime was pleasantly interrupted by the unpleasantness of Derek & Clive.

At the end of the broadcast, Robin Williams started talking about the need for balance, and how you can always find experts to disagree, and he linked this to Counterpoint. Then he played Derek and Clive complaining about whales and arguing that they hadn’t helped in World War II so why should anyone try to save them now?

The frequency of the f-word increased and there were not one but two utterrances of the c-word. This, on Radio National, on a Saturday at lunchtime! I was glad my sons were still on the computer and couldn’t see me laughing.

Robin closed the piece by again giving a short promo for Counterpoint. I love irony but this was brilliant.

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