Sitting in Moscow Airport waiting for the flight to board and have just been emailed the news that the BBC has fired Ed Stourton from the Today Programme, and in typical fashion didn't even tell him. He found out via a telephone call from a journalist. What a way to treat someone of his calibre. Mark Damazer should be grovelling on his knees with an apology.
Stourton is to be replaced by Justin Webb from October. He has been a stand in presenter before, and performed very well.