BBC2 Friday night. A repeat but memorable for some great footage, interviews and these two quotes from Mark E. Smith

John Walters wrote me a letter and said, you know, ‘you are the worst group I’ve ever seen in the [laughs] in the history of mankind’ [laughs]. He was good like that, John Walters was. You ever meet him? No, he was f**king fantastic. He said, ‘you were the worst, tuneless, rubbish I’ve ever heard’, you know, ’even worse than Siouxsie and the Banshees’. This is what he wrote ‘you’re even worse than Siouxsie and the Banshees. I didn’t believe it was possible.’ You know what I mean? [laughs] He was a gem, what a gem. He said, ‘please do a session’ [laughs].

All the group stayed up to watch the Old Grey Whistle Test. Not that I would, personally but you couldn’t see the group, that was the funniest bit. They stayed up to watch it with all their parents [cackles]. And all you could see was like Michael Clark baring his arse on the f**king screen, you know. F**king great. It was dead funny.