Tonight's Radio 4 PM news programme had a feature on pauses (a few minutes ago). but no one there had asked me to go on the show.
Nor had anyone bothered to ask me about how pauses work in conversation, speaking, presenting - whether on radio, television or everyday life.
Maybe the trouble is that there's no one at the BBC - including PM presenter, Eddie Mair (above), who has read any of my books.
If he, they (or you) had done so, they'd/you'd have a fair idea about how pauses work in a wide variety of different settings. If the feature continues tomorrow, there's plenty of time to phone me or perhaps even read one of them.
I'm not very optimistic, but watch this space.
(P.S. note the quadruple alliteration in the title).