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By Giles Broadbent
I took to humming last week.
Not the usual dirges that are necessary to keep the skull-headed gorilla safely ensconced in my bedroom cupboard but, instead, a chirpy tune, lacking in melody but delivered with considerable oomph.
Rather belatedly, after many years as a refusenik, I have signed up to Facebook.
The prospect of tracking down, and being tracked down by, friends of yore and having to explain myself (and my years of silence) always shepherded me away from the cult of Likes.
On the way home, spilling from a rubbish bin, a box of chocolates. Not any old box of chocolates strewn across the paving slabs but truffles, wrapped in silver foil. Hotel Chocolat or similar.
I thought: there's a drama right there. Throwing out good chocolates. I surmised only two good reasons for throwing out good chocolates - the cat, neglected over Christmas, had taken to malevolent micturition, or, more likely, a giant New Year symbolic act.
Who watches this stuff? Seriously. I was about 10 minutes into Homefront - nothing else on is the excuse - and what have we got? A young wife with a bawling bairn and a hubbie in Helmand gets a visit from a beret-clad doom merchant.
Next thing, just after she tried to push him and the bad news from the room - they're marching a flag-draped coffin out the back of a Hercules at Brize Norton.
Peter Snow will tonight do what most of us do every day - take a journey through the Docklands. But this being TV and all that, the journey is physical and historical as the veteran presenter traces the development and contribution of this hallowed land.
For the documentary, part of The Great British Story: A People's History, the Snowster sets out to discover how the Docklands has transformed over several centuries of history and developed into a trading and commercial powerhouse.