The satellite reception back in operation means we get BBC TV in its full glory.
This evening I had the misfortune to tune into the Proms coverage which has been given a - what's the word? - make-over. Vaughan Williams is the unfortunate being given the treatment.
Appalled, I switch to ITV and find Simon Cowell giving his professional opinion on a performer singing in Hindi.
It's at moments like this you reach for your copy of Minima Moralia.