BBC director general Tony Hall managed to catch himself a fraction of a second before making a slightly dark suggestion on Radio 4 this morning.

While discussing the BBC's role during the Covid-19 pandemic, Hall noted that the broadcaster would be bringing boxsets to the public to "keep the nation entertained".

While practising social distancing, we all have the chance to catch up on those shows we've been missing out on - and Hall has a few suggestions.

Running through the BBC's output, he listed Spooks and The Missing before making an abrupt about u-turn halfway through Waking the Dead.

As noted by the Guardian's Jim Waterson, who spotted the stumble, it was indeed a "good catch".

Hall rounded off by swiftly suggesting "French and Saunders, for example" before moving on.

One Twitter users claimed they screamed aloud in their car when he got as far as "waking...".