WE’LL MISS CALM JOHN
OHN Cundy, crime correspondent for BBC tv, always reminds me of Edgar Lustgarten, the 1950s presenter of Scales of Justice.
His calm, reassuring manner while broadcasting live from the scene of the latest Yorkshire murder strikes just the right note.
John is retiring when he reaches 70 in January and I wish him well.
His view of our trade of journalism (I never call it a profession) is refreshingly common sense. “For me, it’s the story that counts, rather than being the first person to send out a tweet,” he says.
“It’s about telling a story and that’s how I’ve always regarded myself – as a storyteller.”
Amen to that, John.