chapter  7
‘I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU’
Love and desire on the telephone
ByJoanna Channell
Pages 27

In the week beginning Monday 11 January 1993, British newspapers published first extracts and then the full transcript of a private conversationa telephone call between a man and a woman. Journalists believed from the content of the conversation that the couple were lovers and the man was said to be the Prince of Wales. Hence transcripts of the conversation circulated widely in the public domain and were much analysed and commented upon in the press.