Friday, June 23, 2006
Nick Clarke's Audio Diary Is a Radio Masterpiece
I switched on Radio 4 this morning wondering who would be on Desert Islands Discs only to find they had replaced it with an audio diary by Nick Clarke, who was the presenter of The World at One until he was diagnosed with cancer. The audio diary covered the period leading up to the amputation of his leg and how he and his family coped with the aftermath. As regular readers will know, my eyes tend to moisten at the slightest excuse, and I am sure I was not alone in being deeply moved by the programme. It's still going on as I'm typing this. If you didn't manage to listen to it, go to the Radio 4 website and download it. You won't regret it. I've met Nick on a couple of occasions and he is a truly lovely man. I hope this is not the last time I hear his voice in the 9am slot on Fridays. For me he would be an ideal presenter of Desert Island Discs.