You gotta love Jeremy Paxman. Having given the classic weather forecast, “Sun, rain, thunder, hail, snow, cold, wind. Not worth going to work really.” live on Newsnight, he’s had his first go at introducing the recently introduced weekly Newsnight video podcast (which incidentally is well worth the bandwidth along with the daily audio NewsPod).

“Hello. This week scientists thrilled at the discovery of the fossilized remains of a human-like child more than three million years old unearthed in Ethiopia. It's just begun work on the Newsnight production desk. Welcome to the Newsnight video podcast, the equivalent of one of those tubs full of sawdust you stick your hand into in the hope of finding something worth having.”

Anyone else translate that as “can’t see the point of this. Why am I doing it?” Paxo and Clarkson. Always good for a sound bite or ten.