Michael Buerk

David Hooper’s poem for Michael Buerk 

Until this evening I’d never met anyone who owned a widescreen TV who was at the same time all that fussy about correct aspect ratios.

I’ve just been chatting with a chap called Geoff Burgess (flatmate of Mr David George Harrison Hooper – owner of the above web-shrine to Michael Buerk) and he is.

Turns out the guy even has a web page which helps the ratio-blind understand where they are going so horribly wrong. Here it is, read and learn:


nb. You may feel when watching people like Lorraine Kelly or Michael Winner that your picture is stretched. Actually they’re just fat.

Published: 8 Jan 2004

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