Some of you of my age group and older may remember a BBC journalist called Donald MacCormick. He was a regular presenter of Newsnight in the 1980s and deputised for Sir Robin Day on Question Time.
He died of a heart attack at the weekend at the age of 70. MacCormick hadn't been on our screens for some time but earlier this year presented BBC Parliament's programme about the March 1979 vote of confidence.
Sir Ming Campbell has spoken of him as a "Prince among broadcasters". I remember him being a calm and polite interviewer with a tremendous knowledge of the political scene.