Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Misery’s on the way

What a privilege it was to close Marth Kearney’s last Election Lunch on Radio Four’s The World At One with Noel Coward’s song from the early 1950s ‘Bad Times Are Just Around the Corner’ – with a little updated chorus from me.

Here it is, complete with the slightly embarrassing fluff which Martha later sweetly said proved that it was live. Put it down to the pressure of playing to a trio of political grandees, the Lords Gould, Bell and McNally.