BBC Question Time is on tonight - to some a weekly joy, to others a nightmare not to be endured.
Here are some of the more incredible excuses not to watch...
1) The classic ‘flamethrower’ trick.
2) This madness is rumoured to broadcast.
3) Alastair Campbell. Period.
4) (Perceived) Bias
5) Medical Emergencies.
7) The Quo
8) A Potential Return To The Cold War
9) Anna Soubry. Period.