Thursday, November 23, 2006

Nick Clarke Has Died

After a long, and very public, battle with cancer, Radio 4's Nick Clarke died this morning. He really was one of Britain's greatest radio broadcasters. I met him a few times and was always struck by his transparent niceness. There was none of the media bravado so prevalent in many of his colleagues - and he treated his interviewees as people who should be listened to and given an opportunity to speak.

He wrote several excellent books and I well remember him being so thankful to me for stocking them at Politico's. He really was a true gentleman and I shall miss him.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, very sad. A good man, and an asset to journalism.

Anonymous said...

Yes Iain, I completely agree with you. Nick was the very best at what he did and a real humanitarian. Sad day indeed.

Charlotte Corday said...

There are so many people in the media these days who are simply famous for being famous. Nick Clarke belonged to the days when people were in the media generally because they had talent and reporting meant getting the story -not the reporter becoming the story. I'm so sad.

Chuck Unsworth said...

I don't know how he was in private, but the public face of the man was eminently decent, courteous and witty. A great shame to lose him...

wrinkled weasel said...

Condolences to his loved ones.

Paul Burgin said...

Will miss is measured, yet rich voice on "The World at One"

Anonymous said...

He will be sadly missed. Rest in Peace Nick.

Lisa said...

I met him briefly a few years ago and emailed him...he was really helpful and nice. Sad to hear of this...