Media: Chatter

"It's got blow-jobs, drug-taking and lesbian sex." - An excited Kevin Lygo, Channel 4's director of programmes, throws fears of treason charges to the wind in his description of the station's forthcoming drama about the late Princess Margaret

"If the old nerdy, office-park assistant brand managers, so keen on BOGOFs and trade marketing, were hard going, that's nothing compared to the procurement Nazis." - Peter York (aka Peter Wallis) joins the ranks of people disillusioned with the pernicious influence of procurement directors on UK advertising

"I sometimes think it would be quicker to use stonemasons rather than HTML to produce some of our pages." - Mark Law, the editor of a new internet magazine called The First Post (, bemoans the technical constraints of internet publishing.