From our correspondent

Those of you not content to merely read the Slender words of wisdom can now hear them too, courtesy of Sprigg’s Radio Show on NCB radio. From tomorrow, March 8th and every, some or maybe even no further Tuesday evenings at 8pm GMT, you can experience the joy of listening to a man with a perfect voice for silent movies. Find all details at and spread the joy.alistair-cooke-04