Staying with Radio 2, there was an occasion in about 2010 when Michael Ball read out an e-mail from a woman he thought was called "Helvetica Bold" on his radio show, and enthused about what a marvellous name it was.Brock wrote:Here's an up-to-date one, with an unexpected archive TV connection.
I was listening to Clare Teal's Radio 2 show last night and she mentioned a recording by a 70s jazz band that she thought had a very odd name - "The Sheffield Bottom-Stompers". I immediately guessed that they weren't the Bottom Stompers from Sheffield, but the Stompers from the village of Sheffield Bottom in Berkshire. It turns out that they'd appeared on Opportunity Knocks once, and Hughie Green had made exactly the same mistake:
It turned out, of course, that the formatting of the e-mail had somehow gone awry when it arrived with Michael, and "Helvetica Bold" was a font name being displayed on it.