The art of noiseBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6038 (Published 27 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6038
- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
I feel like complaining. BBC Radio 4 is no longer covering ridiculous health stories that fuel my indignation. But I have found a new topic that causes the red mist to descend: its reporting of the arts.
Coming from a concrete state comprehensive school, I never had the benefit of a classical education. Radio 4 is obsessed with classical music, dead Russian authors, ballet, a pile of old furniture in the Tate Modern, literature prizes for books I would never read (even with a cocked gun at my head), and …