Here's where I met someone from the BBC today, just round the corner from Broadcasting House. With the world economy crumbling it was comforting to be in the company of the Corporation, still a solid and admirable national institution for all its recent follies. Mind you, these signboards don't inspire total confidence. Note the missing "e" and the disrespectful sticker calling our attention to some MySpace site. As for the plaque, click on the pic to read that it marks where stood the original location for the Proms, which have been broadcast by the BBC since 1927 - and that it was bombed flat 14 years later. Suddenly, even Auntie doesn't feel quite so safe any more.