GAB Robins' publicity guru Lynn Cuffley had to hide her shame on the way home last week. She was waiting for her train when she spied someone she thought she knew on the platform. She tapped him on the shoulder and said: "I know you from some- where. Don't you work in insurance?"

The man gave her a quizzical look before saying: "No, but you might have seen me on television."

The penny didn't drop. So he added: "I'm Ian Hislop, don't you watch Have I got News for You?"