Last night I was scanning the Sky channel list looking for something interesting to watch. The listings were bulging with docu-programmes featuring strangers telling each other how to live their lives. Not my cup of tea.
Then I spotted SA Direct (SKY 270). "This is unusual," I thought. "An entire channel devoted to the street thugs instrumental in Hitler's rise to power. Apart from the sheer inappropriateness of the idea, surely this should be on The History Channel alongside Hitler's Bodyguards and Hitler's Sock Darners?"
But the handy information box told a different story. SA Direct is short for Southern Africa Direct, a channel which quickly got to the heart of the matter by promising lots of news and views about next year's World Cup. There is other stuff but I know what I like.
Have a look when you get the chance.