Around 40 years ago there was an ad from Channel 4, UK TV, inviting people who had an original idea for travel they wanted to do. They would follow and film the story of you doing it.

Never one to miss an opportunity I applied with my idea: to travel to India and beyond teaching local kids circus skills. I had spent a good six months with Billy, the Community Circus in Leicester, UK , and had enjoyed learning to teach kids how to tightrope walk, walk on stilts, juggle, be a clown and to put on a circus show. 

I went for an interview in the basement of a big house in London (I think) and presented my idea with the cameras rolling. I guess that bit was to see how we were under the spotlight. 

I didn’t get it, needless to say!