The remark of a philistine

Lew Grade would never be so brash as to say that owning a TV franchise was a licence to print money ("Battle of the brandosaurs", 13 August). According to my dictionary of quotations, the remark was made by that terrible old philistine, Roy Thomson.

Michael Leapman
London SW8

This article first appeared in the 20 August 2001 issue of the New Statesman, Ulster enters the endgame