I’ve done a few radio interviews in the past few days, all with the aim of telling people about The Red Light Zone (which is launched tomorrow) . On A1 Internet radio, the presenter Chris Grant took seriously ill just before I went on air and handed over to his co-host in Madeira. As the minutes passed, Chris was sending us text messages telling us that he was in severe pain and was being admitted to hospital there and then. Happily he was back on his feet the next day.
A few days later, I was on air with Dave Hodgson on Talk Radio Europe and backed myself into a conversational cul-de-sac about sausages.
This afternoon I was on BBC Radio Scotland, talking to Grant Stott who managed to cover my thirty year career in the space of fifteen minutes, pausing only for an archive clip of Johnny Sellotape and then allowing me to read an extract from the book itself. I told that Princess Anne story again.
Then Grant asked me what the BBC bosses thought when I told them I was going to write about life behind the scenes in radio …