A cat which disappeared from its home in Cornwall turned up safe and well - on the set of Question Time.
Tango, a tom, had crept into Treviglas Community College's hall in Newquay where BBC1's political discussion programme was being filmed last week.
He padded out from under a table where David Dimbleby was chairing political discussions with a panel of guests.
The first owner Jackie Ellery knew of his surprise appearance was when a friend rang to say she had spotted him.
But she was not the only person to notice the furtive feline - panel guest Julia Goldsworthy, Lib Dem MP for Falmouth and Camborne, had also clocked him, as had many of the studio audience who erupted into laughter at his nonchalant air.
However, although his owner had been watching the programme in her living room, she missed his TV debut.
"I was watching Question Time but I didn't notice him," said Mrs Ellery, who works at the college as a dinner lady and lives next door to it.
"Then my friend rang up and said: 'Your cat's just been on the telly'.
"I told her not to be ridiculous but I had Sky Plus so I rewound it and there he was - just sauntering across.
"It didn't surprise me in a way because he's always in the school and always wandering about.
"He's always been into mischief and we live right next to the school so this is his playground - all the kids love him.
"It didn't faze him when he walked through with all those people.
"He actually got taken out five times but he still managed to get onto the television."
Although his TV debut may have been fleeting, it seems that Tango's screen appearance will go down as one of the more memorable events to happen on the show.
Gill Penlington, Question Time's editor, said: "Tango is certainly the most unusual guest we've had in Question Time's history."
Commuter cat is star of bus route
A cat has become such a well-known user of a Devon bus service that its drivers know where to let him off.
Casper has been queuing with other passengers to get the number three service from his home in Plymouth for months, bus company First said.
It added that he often sat in the queue and then quietly padded on board and curled up on a seat for the ride.
Casper's owner Susan Finden, 55, who picked him from a rescue home in 2002, said he had always been a free spirit.
Mrs Finden said she named her pet after Casper the Friendly Ghost, as he has a habit of wandering off.
A spokesman for First said that drivers had been bussing Casper around for months, but Mrs Finden said she had only just found out about his use of public transport.
The care worker said: "He'd always go off and have a wander.
"Once I had to walk a mile-and-a-half with a cat basket to bring him back from a car park.
"He does love people, and I don't know what the attraction is but he loves big vehicles like lorries and buses."
A notice has been put up by First in the bus drivers' rest room in Plymouth bus station asking them to look after the rogue passenger if they spot him sneaking on board.