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Diary: Senior and Lindsay offer a porn alternative on CNN

As any well-heeled, travel-weary ad executive will know, being away from the spouse and family and living out of a suitcase in a succession of shockingly similar faceless hotels can be a real chore.

There's the fatigue, the boredom and, worst of all, the loneliness.

How many times have you been sat in a hotel room on the (hopefully) crisp, clean sheets flicking through the often foreign and always limited cable television channels, wishing you could see a familiar face?

Well, now, owing to a series of programmes from CNN, called Great Conversations Between Business Gurus, anyone with access to the channel and the sufficient patience to wait for the show to start will be able to watch the grinning mugs of the TBWA UK and Ireland Group president, Tim Lindsay, and SSF's chief executive, Robert Senior.

The pair were invited by the channel to sit in front of the cameras and talk long and hard about the past, future and importance of advertising.

After what both described as a thoroughly enjoyable debate and a "good laugh" was finished, the hour-long section was edited down to a mere five minutes, to be run on the channel at regular intervals.

An unnamed source commented on the programmes, saying: "So, once you've finished watching the badly scrambled porn and you're totally spent, you'll be able to flick on to the channel and be reminded of home."

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