Some point during the weekend, someone told me this story:
Her friend works at BBC Films, and last year they got a request from Buckingham Palace for some "christmas TV viewing recommendations."
You can just imagine the conversation: "Phillip, there's so much TV now, how do we choose appropriately regal TV viewing?" Phillip: "Don't we have people who know about that, Liz? The BBC? Don't they know about TV? Ask them."
And, evidently, it's all terribly sponaneous over at Buck House.