Aficianados of the Bremner, Bird and Fortune series on Channel 4 will have seen the recent programme which featured a sketch on city academies.
Academies are, of course, of little interest in Scotland, but so well-researched was the piece that rumours began to circulate that it must have been the work of Ted Wragg, TES columnist and satirical genius.
Wragg is a mate of Bremner's and does write sketches for the show. But he told The TES that this was not one of his and added: "Bird and Fortune write their own stuff. The thing about that sketch was that it was really a list of facts. There was no exaggeration.
"Satire, nowadays, is just a matter of reading out Government press releases and people fall about laughing."