BBC 2 are repeating some of Terry Wogan’s programmes at lunch time. They’ve been showing “Terry and Mason’s great food trip”, where our Tel went round Britain with a cabbie. I think it’s the best thing he did. There is no greater spectacle than the great Irishman bantering away and tucking into good old fashioned grub.
They’re also showing “Wogan: the best of”. Today we had him interviewing Margaret Thatcher when Prime Minister in 1990. Referring to male MPs in the House of Commons, Wogan asked:
Do they make any concessions to the fact that you are a woman?
At this, Mrs Thatcher looked aghast and replied:
No. Why should they? And I don’t make any concessions to the fact that they are men.
By the way, there only two quotes from Mrs Thatcher which I admire. That one and when, during her last speech as Prime Minister, she responded to some jousting with Denis Skinner with:
I’m enjoying this!