The BBC today revealed that its autumn schedule will be headlined by a new fly-on-the-wallpaper documentary providing a unique insight into the process of paint drying.
‘Paint Dry Live will feature colour matching, emulsioning and glossing, with an hour-long special on paint mixing,’ said an excited BBC spokesman. ‘The week-long telecast will use groundbreaking new techniques to bring the experience of watching paint dry into the viewer’s home. There’ll be 18 different camera angles on the painted wall, heat-sensing cameras and our patented ‘Paint smell detector’.’
In a spin-off show called ‘Paintwatch’, regular ‘watchers’ Kate Humble and Dan Snow will be looking at the historical impact of gloss on our nation, and naturalist Chris Packham will investigate why small flies insist on getting stuck on freshly painted skirting boards.
Anyone who misses an episode will be able to catch up on driPlayer.
Scronnyglonkle (hat-tips to Sinnick and sredni vashta)