Every day on the bus to and from work I pass BBC TV centre. For some time now there has been a large picture of Ronnie Barker in the window of their main reception, surrounded by candles. OK, a nice tribute, but I’ve always thought the candles were a bit over the top. Only now has the import of the number of candles dawned on me. My forehead will stop hurting soon.

It was down to one of the many sensitive 7/7 observations in Richard Herring’s blog that finally got the message through.