It was, by all accounts, a moment of high drama for the Prime Minister. Followed no doubt by comically raised eyebrows and barely stifled guffaws of laughter by all those around him.
Picture the scene: it is New Year's Day in David Cameron's household and he is chillaxing by watching The Sound of Music on TV. Suddenly, calamity strikes. The screen goes blank, taking with it Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and that all-round holiday vibe.
Did the PM, urged on by wife Samantha, attempt to repair the problem himself? Perhaps in time-honoured fashion he thumped the TV several times, then pulled out the plug and put it back in? Who knows? What is beyond dispute is that engineers were diverted from helping flood-hit families and scrambled to his house in Chipping Norton to repair the problem ... which turned out to be a very simple one indeed.
In a moment that will have many men wincing in quiet sympathy, it apparently turned out that the trip switch in the fuse box simply needed to be flicked. In an instant The Sound of Music was back!
"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
"Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
"Brown paper packages tied up with strings ..."
And men who can fix all sorts of things.
Yes, these are no doubt a few of the PM's favourite things.