Gilbert Harding, Chairman of the Brains Trust, Quizmaster of the Round Britain Quiz, and outspoken What's My Line Panellist...is interviewed/psychoanalysed by John Freeman.
It is 1960.
"Alcoholic, homosexual, and irascible, Gilbert Harding became a household favourite...", begins the introduction.
A housewife in a grocery store in Dartford picks up a packet of Stork margarine and says to her friend, "I do like that Gilbert Harding. He's so irascible."
"I've heard he's an alcoholic and a homosexual," says her friend.
"Yes, so have I. Isn't it wonderful?"