Listen closely

I’d been eagerly awaiting the second series of Lowdown – the sitcom based around the misadventures tabloid journalist Alex Burchill – ever since the first series aired a couple of years back. Sure, there’s a journalistic link, but the unique brand of humour also appeals to me.

So when the first episode of the new series aired, I was there fully attentive and ready to laugh away. What I wasn’t ready for, however, was a reference to something I’d been discussing with some work colleagues earlier that day.

We had been talking about some classic journalistic mistakes – in particular one example that had got one of our mastheads in a little hot water. Anyway, this video I made will explain how the sitcom and the mistake came together.

And have a look at the accompanying infographic here.