(Turning the air) blue on blue


Actor Miriam Margolyes delivered another star turn for the BBC, unfortunat­ely for the producers of the Today programme. She’d been invited on to talk about her Harry Potter co-star Robbie Coltrane, who died at the age of 72. But new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt was also on that day, and Margolyes told presenters about how she’d wished him luck – and what she’d really wanted to say. Suffice to say it wasn’t broadcasta­ble language, but broadcast it was. “You can’t say that,” Margolyes admitted. At least no one got his last name wrong, for once.

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