His regular interviews with Eddie Mair about his cancer journey made for incredible radio. They are both great journalists and broadcasters. These interviews offered a uniquely candid perspective on a story that must be common, about a disease that is often talked about — but never before in this way.
As you would expect, the interviews were often sad and touching. But they were also incredibly clear and packed full of information. They were also often very funny, and most weeks there would be a few chuckles or even a belly laugh. They were all very human.
In short, this was brilliant storytelling.
Here are three of my favourite interviews from the series.