Presenter: So, can we expect “A Thousand Things…” next year?
Bolton: Well, no, because during the course of this interview, I’ve become overwhelmed with shame. And I’ve realized that while there’s nothing wrong with telling people about exciting or interesting things they might not have thought of doing, it’s pretty twisted to turn that into a guilt-trip that uses people’s natural anxiety about making the best use of their time on Earth as a stick to beat them with, and incredibly arrogant to set ourselves up as the arbiter of things people must do at all, let alone putting a sodding time limit on it. So, we’re going to go back to basics, call it “Two Things To Do Before or After You’re 30” and give it away free on a postcard.
One of my very favorite bits from John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme.