The Staggers 9 July 2010 Michael Gove’s embarrassing TV past Footage emerges of a young Gove with David Baddiel in the television comedy A Stab in the Dark. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up It hasn't been the best of weeks for Michael Gove, but, should it all become too much for the Education Secretary, he can always try his luck in TV again. TV? That's right, Gove was a regular alongside the comedian David Baddiel and Tracey MacLeod in the short-lived Channel 4 series A Stab in the Dark (think of it as a poor man's Brass Eye). The show was so poorly received that Channel 4 executives reportedly went around wearing badges that read "I had nothing to do with A Stab in the Dark". A friend has unearthed the only publicly available footage from the programme. Gove makes his appearance around the 6:30 mark. His interview with an "armed robber" is perhaps most notable for not containing a single decent gag. Get your own valid XHTML YouTube embed code Hat-tip: The Medium is Not Enough. Subscription offer: Get 12 issues for just £12 PLUS a free copy of "The Idea of Justice" by Amartya Sen. › CommentPlus: pick of the papers George Eaton is senior online editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!