Jeremy Hardy RIP

Shocked tonight to learn that Jeremy Hardy has died from cancer. For those of you outside the UK his name probably means nothing, but he was a stalwart of Radio 4’s News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. A truly funny man who was intelligent, left wing, compassionate. His politics didn’t always agree with mine, but that doesn’t make the loss any easier. Here he is on the News Quiz several years ago talking about gay marriage: Continue reading


A River of Stones, Day Twenty: Laughing

Six thirty, Friday night and the News Quiz is on. I’m listening, laughing a little, smiling a lot, as I carry out an ordinary domestic task. Then Jeremy Hardy tells a story about meeting Donald Sutherland in a public loo, and I have to stop stuffing the quilt into the clean cover because I am laughing so hard.

It was so good, I am going to listen to it again on BBC iPlayer.