As The Andrew Marr Show neared its close, the programme cut briefly (as it always does) to the presenter of the following programme: Nicky Campbell, flamboyantly rapping his notepad while waiting to preview today's The Big Questions.
And then came the 'big question': "Is the time coming to lay the Holocaust to rest?"
It took a few seconds to recover from the shock of hearing such a distasteful-sounding question in the wake of recent events, but Nicky went on to say, thankfully, that the programme would discuss the Holocaust, hear from survivors "and keep the memories alive".
Cue the return of Andrew Marr saying, jauntily, "So, what fun!", before turning to the closing music.
It took me a few seconds to recover from that too.
After two distasteful-sounding things in less than a minute, I wasn't exactly expecting The Big Questions to involve much more than a quick trip to the 'Off' switch on the TV - i.e. the usual bear-pit, full of annoying people saying distasteful things and yelling at each other all the time.
The programme, however, turned out to very interesting. My head swam with all manner of unexpected thoughts. Though passionate, it ran deeper than might have been expected. And the Holocaust survivor, Iby Knill, was a remarkable woman.
I'd actually quite recommend it, if you've a spare hour.