Statistically, pensioners are the most likely members of a spiritualist audience, either seeking some sort of confirmation that there is life after death or wishing to contact departed partners and children with a view to finding out where they put the little gizmo that’s used to bleed the radiators.

In general, spiritualist mediums are either deluded or charlatans, and it is much more preferable to consult the latter, who will tell you exactly what you want to hear without asking if a name with an ‘A’ in it has any significance.