Amazing things about August 17:
» Nasty Nick was ordered to leave the Big Brother 1 house on this day in 2000. He had committed the heinous crimes of writing some names on bits of paper, and being a bit two-faced.
» The Three Degrees had their only No.1, with When Will I See You Again, on this day in 1974. They were Prince Charles' favourite group of the 70s.
» Donnie Wahlberg, formerly one fifth of New Kids On The Block and currently looking very old in our tellies on Boomtown, is 34 today.
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According to Marxist theory, cultural forms such as opera, classical music and the literary works of Shakespeare all fall under the heading of high culture. Low culture refers to a wide variety of cultural themes that are characterised by their consumption by the masses.
We might not be Marxists, but we do know we loved Footballers Wives. If you do too, you'll know what this is all about.