"I was viewing this very morning a quite appalling tape of a man cutting off his testicles. You have to watch it." - Chris Tarrant promoting the latest series of his long-running ITV show, Tarrant on TV. It seems unlikely that this particular scene will also be a feature of ITV's 50th anniversary celebrations
"(The award is) like Inspector Clouseau being given a Detective of the Year award by the head of Scotland Yard. He doesn't deserve it." - A spokesman for Transport 2000 criticises the awarding of an honorary degree to the BBC presenter, journalist, and scourge of environmentalists Jeremy Clarkson for his "contribution to learning and society"