A couple of weeks ago, while watching Atlantic Convoys on Channel Four, I found myself distracted by a beard and ended up thinking about Captain Haddock. I have subsequently given this some thought and have come to realise that this wasn't entirely appropriate and that I needed to watch this fascinating series a little more respectfully. The heroism displayed - on both sides - in the Atlantic during World War II is both unimaginable and inspirational; I was doing those brave men a disservice.
Having admonished myself I settled down to watch this week's episode more reverently, and dutifully. Then this happened.