Patrick Moore passed away today, aged 89. He’d presented the same TV programme for over 55 years – the longest running presenter of any programme in the world. He didn’t have a contract with the BBC and didn’t get paid – just a gentleman’s agreement. I almost bought a cuckoo clock after seeing his (an early birthday present) on a nice short documentary about him on YouTube (below). And got my hall parquet floored after seeing his. Yes, I know they’re two strange things.
I must say I welled up watching the breaking news on the TV. Later in the day I shed a tear.
Here is a very good video about him: