According to the BBC's programme information: "Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford want to discover how much benefit is enough to live on and if work is worth it." The experiment promises to bring both groups together an effort to 'learn' their stories. Except, there's one huge problem with this premise - it presupposes the idea that anyone unfortunate enough to be unemployed pays no taxes.
I was invited over to BBC TV Centre to watch the recording of the fifth episode in the new series of Miranda. Having been to previous recordings in TV Centre I knew what to expect. However, more importantly than just the experience of watching the episode live, was the eagerness to see what Miranda Hart had in store for her much anticipated return.
Just what sort of 'miracles' exactly? And what on Earth could they possibly have to do with 'The Hamster'? At least I hope that's what you're thinking. Because otherwise I've wasted the last 12 months of my life searching out unusual science stories from around the globe and turning them into three one-hour documentaries for BBC1 that absolutely nobody's going to watch.