Somewhat buried amongst the Lennoxes and lollipop ladies of the New Year Honours list was the name of David Butler, one of television’s greatest political experts and raconteurs.
David, who TV Cream was lucky enough to meet and interview last year, has been made a knight.
Whether this rather lovely news represents a swing away from ludicrous patronage towards sensible ennoblement, well, it’s too soon to say.
What we can say is that this hard day’s knight has worked through many hard days’ nights in order to enlighten and entertain the nation, and now the nation salutes Sir David in return.
Here he is making a wonderful cameo in last year’s BBC election results coverage, brazenly forecasting a return to the polls “before too long”: