Boot on the other foot department

Years ago, when the late great Brian Redhead was one of the anchor presenters of BBC Radio 4’s flagship “Today Programme”, I got to interview him. I met him in the foyer of Broadcasting House just after he finished at 9am, and we went into an adjacent hotel where he bought me breakfast. He was rubbing his hands together with glee because he’d just interviewed Norman Tebbit and “really stuck the knife in!”

But it occurred to me then that while his stock in trade was interviewing people (and making politicians very uncomfortable), he probably didn’t actually get to be the subject of an interview that often. Most of my journalistic career has been the same, but I do very occasionally get to be interviewed myself. Of course, I have a new book “One of our Balloons is Missing” to shout about at the moment, not to mention my participation in another attempt at smashing the round the world powerboat record later this year – that will undoubtedly see me doing numerous interviews.

But in the meantime, if you’d like to see what I had to say to travel clothing company Rohan through their social networking site Rohantime, click here.

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