Will election debates play second fiddle to football?
It's now clear that TV election debates will now happen.
The original plan was to hold one every Wednesday for the last three full weeks of the campaign.
So if, as expected, the election is on 6 May, then it was hoped the debates would be broadcast around 8pm on following nights:
Wednesday 14 April (ITV)
Wednesday 21 April (Sky)
Wednesday 28 April (BBC)
Only there's a big problem.
The first two weeks are also the weeks of the two legs of the semi-finals of the European Cup - what's absurdly called the Champions League by many people these days.
(I refuse to call it by such a stupid title. If it's a "league" then tell me who came third last year, or fifth, or bottom? And, as one of the few political journalists who has actually touched the trophy, I can assure you that the words European Champions Cup are engraved upon it - only in French.)
Anyway, with three English teams still left in the last 16 of the competition - Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United - and given recent performances by English sides (three English clubs got to the semis in each of the last three seasons) it's pretty likely that at least one English side will be involved this April, quite possibly more.
And Sky and ITV will be broadcasting the games live at 7.45pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Any TV scheduler would be an idiot to run the election debates against the European Cup semi-final.
Switching the debates to Tuesday simply confronts the same problem.
And we won't know which English teams are still in the competition, or what days they are playing, until the quarter finals are over on 6 April.
OK, the broadcasters could hold the debates on the Thursdays, but that runs up against the subsidiary European football competition, the (equally stupidly named) Europa League.
There Liverpool must have a good chance of reaching the semi-finals, and Everton and Fulham are also strong contenders.
Europa League matches, as we Manchester United fans keep reminding our Liverpool friends, are televised on "Thursday nights on Channel Five" and this year's semi-finals are scheduled for Thursday 22 and 29 April.
The only solution, surely, is to go for Mondays or Fridays, or even a day at the weekend?