Aged 10: man follows me home from school
Aged 15: teenage boy exposes himself to me and a friend at bus stop
Aged 17: A hospital doctor asks me to remove bra to listen to my chest (stethoscope on my back!)
Aged 20 in Spain: friend and I do all Teaching together ‘cos of weird men
Aged 23: visiting reporter accompanies me on jobs then tells colleagues he his divorcing his wife and marrying me. We never even dated. Weirdo.
Aged 30: man on train enagages me in conversation, recognises I’m a broadcaster, stalks me for six months. Weirdo.
Oct 11, 2020 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
North and South, a thread.
Now look...one Elizabeth Gaskell got there well before me in 1854 and wrote a beautiful novel about place and love in the two halves of England, but I feel compelled to write about that strange, continuing divide as pandemic and politics reveal the same old madness.
May 27, 2020 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
A thread on BBC presenters stating facts that some still dispute and how that doesn’t stop them being facts.....
On the evening of April 15th 1989 scores of Liverpool fans returning from Sheffield or relatives of fans still there poured through the doors of @bbcmerseyside where I worked at the time. They came the next day. Then the next. And the next.
May 26, 2019 • 19 tweets • 3 min read
I see this grotesque slander by #BorisJohnson is doing the rounds again. A tirade so easy to counter I am delighted to do so. Let’s call it Lessons from Liverpool, shall we 1.
He put his name to the piece so it’s his. Unless Simon Heffer had a gun to his head it is all his.