Well, it turns out that my friend Franklin was at the same school as cheeky BBC weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker and may have been taught by controversial ex-MP Neil Hamilton.
Meanwhile, I once met Christine Hamilton. She revealed that she’d been taught by my friend Laurie Taylor when he was a professor at York, where Greg Dyke went, whom I also met once. He was drinking soup from a paper cup in his office.
And I recalled yesterday that I once met Strictly’s Fiona Fullerton at a party in Milan, with Stirling Moss. But I’d had a few Peronis and it occurs to me it might actually have been Fenella Fielding, as opposed to former Radio 2 newsreader Fenella Fudge. I don’t know Fenella, but I do know her husband Gordon.
Those are today’s namedrops. Thank you.