Sunday, 15 February 2009


I think everyone who saw today's show will agree that actor John Challis aka 'Boycie' in Only Fools and Horses, was absolutely brilliant. He was a dream to interview. Such a great talent.

We knew before the show that John was a noted wit and raconteur who for much of his recent career has been a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits. What we didn't know is that he is a respected intellectual and diplomat who, in addition to his various academic posts, has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for Unicef and has been President of the World Federalist Movement.

What we loved about him was his ability to talk about such a wide range of subjects. His defense of Guantanamo Bay was controversial but both Richard and I had to admire his honesty (*).

A modern day Peter Ustinov but without the morbid obesity.

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