Despite being a carbon neutral household, we are fans of BBC's Top Gear programme, which is... all about cars.
It started when the Mistress's other half came to live with us; apart from all the boys' toys that accompanied his arrival (Playstation and big TV), one programme could NOT be missed. Yes, Top Gear.
And for a long time, the Mistress gave the show a wide berth. And then slowly, slowly she started to watch it. And enjoyed it! Which, if you think about it, is pretty amazing as she doesn't drive! The Mistress and her other half can often be found laughing their heads off when the show is on.
And now Top Gear has seen the light because they have got a dog! Yes, those canny presenters know a thing or two when it comes to understanding what makes a programme really successful.
The dog is a Labradoodle, whom they wanted to name Prius after the hybrid Toyota car, much loved by eco-celebs like Cameron Diaz. But apparently that would have been "too cruel" and she would "have eaten a lot more than we were expecting".
So now she has been named Top Gear Dog (TGD) instead. Most of the time TGD can be seen lying around the studio, totally unfazed by the lights, camera and action. But she IS terrified of cars!
I cannot comment on reports of TGD's first day of filming; apparently, she was sick all over James May. Why? He seems like a nice guy to me.
So, if you want to brighten up your Sunday nights, I can recommend Top Gear - even if it's just to look at Top Gear Dog.