Very saddened to learn Clive James is losing his battle with leukemia:
I did not want to write this review
of Clive James’s appearance on the closest thing radio has to celebrities penning their own aural obituaries:
I wanted him to do it. There is no finer journalistic swordsman than James. But then I got this polite but terribly sad response from him: “You’re asking me to sprint when I can barely walk, so I have to say a reluctant no.”
I expect most F1 Fanatic readers are familiar with his often-hilarious commentaries on the 1982, 1984 and 1986 official season review videos. He also presented a memorable special for ITV when they took over the F1 broadcast in the UK in 1997:
His genuine wit and warmth is sorely missing from modern F1 coverage and I wish him all the best.
He appears on Radio 4′s Meeting Myself Coming Back on Saturday at 8pm.