Getting serious

Let's be grown-ups today. Pay attention. First, a dash of politics. We'll watch the inestimable and very louche Englishman abroad Ben Hammersley's newly posted, full-length report for the BBC, about the struggle between Islam and secularism in Turkey during the run-up to the general election in July.

Subsequently, a soupcon of religion. Thou shalt study this (from Russell's Teapot by Chaz Braman).

Now listen to some Wagner, and have a cigar.

Hitchcock Blonde, reporting from real world issues. Normal service resumes tomorrow from the front line of dresses, vegetables and make-believe.