The publicity for The Hotel, which goes out this Sunday is gathering pace. The “listings” magazines came out today and they have all chosen The Hotel as one of the highlights of the coming week, which is all that Channel 4 could have hoped for. We have been warned that we might be taken by surprise by some of the comments which are made, not all of which will necessarily be flattering. The Radio Times proved the point very succinctly by beginning their review by saying that I “bear a distracting facial resemblance to Education Secretary Michael Gove”. Surely, I thought, they can’t mean that handsome young man who used to write for the Times? I googled him and was pleased to see that he is, indeed, 19 years my junior although his looks aren’t exactly matinee idol. There’s ample scope, no doubt, for him to improve with age, as the photo above suggests.