Timely switch for Teachers TV
Luckily, there is no such dishonesty over at Teachers TV. The plucky digital channel whose annual budget is probably less than what the Beeb spends on biscuits started its autumn schedule this week. At the launch party, Andrew Bethell, Teachers TV chief executive, introduced a series of clips with a cheeky disclaimer.
He said the channel was to have shown a scene suggesting that Jim Knight, schools minister, had angrily stormed out of his colleague Ed Balls's office. But a footage review had found that Mr Knight had been rushing in to see Andrew Adonis instead. "That is not true" he added.
There is good news for those who cannot watch Teachers TV 24 hours a day on cable or satellite and have, no doubt, grown exhausted waiting up all night to catch the channel's early-morning broadcasts. It has now won a more sensible 4 to 5pm daily slot on Freeview.