The delightful Kirsty Young takes over Desert Island Discs on Sunday. She gives an interview this morning to Media Guardian in which I'm not mentioned but pretty much implied throughout. We did work together briefly at BBC Radio Scotland. It was around the time she was being offered a big television deal to lure her from the radio. She has of course been a huge success on the telly, and someone, years ago clearly identified that talent.
One morning in the studio Kirsty asked for my advice. I said not to touch the telly work, she'd do far better on the radio. Wise woman that she is, she did the opposite.