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    I just heard the sad news that, in my view, one of the countries best ever political interviewers has died.

    I used to greatly enjoy his style and tenacity. I used to look forward to watching Weekend World the show he hosted.

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    Regards Neil

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    Oh what a great shame, I always thought he was very good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninanina View Post
    Oh what a great shame, I always thought he was very good...
    Yes

    I think current affairs programs these days are missing a talent like his, politicians get away with too much.
    Regards Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral Morn View Post
    politicians get away with too much.
    I totally agree Neil...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral Morn View Post
    Yes

    I think current affairs programs these days are missing a talent like his, politicians get away with too much.
    When he got one between his teeth he was like a bulldog. Not too much of that about, which is a shame. RIP Brian, and when you see Maggie up there, give her some more shit.

    What am I talking about? She's not up there!
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    That programme also brought us Nantucket Sleigh Ride.

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    Yes, Brian Walden was one of the first of a new breed of political interviewers who were persistent and challenging in his approach. He wasn't alone, but he was one of the first.

    I disagree that modern interviewers let the interviewee get away with too much; if anything, some of them have their own political views which clearly colours their approach.

    RIP Brian
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    I don't want the interviewers to air their own opinions, I just like seeing the interviewees squirm.
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