Monday, March 03, 2008

Kershaw out of jail; in the Mail

Andy Kershaw's release from jail was heralded in the Daily Mail, somewhat surprisingly:

How I survived force-nine gales, vermin and spaghetti hoops in prison, by Andy Kershaw

By Andy Kershaw? Really?

Erm... not quite - let's look at that headline again, but this time with byline attached:
How I survived force-nine gales, vermin and spaghetti hoops in prison, by Andy Kershaw
By LIZ KERSHAW

Although, to be fair, once you get past Liz's preamble, there is a lengthy extract of Andy's prison's diaries; they sound positive and good-humoured:
I also had a letter from Terry Waite, whom I've never met, offering his "every assistance, if it's not too impertinent to say so".

A very kind officer then lent me the Archbishop of Canterbury's special envoy's autobiography and it put into perspective the triviality of my own situation.

I wrote back to thank him and pointed out that at some point I was tramping the streets of Beirut while he was chained to a radiator.

The bugger didn't walk the streets of Douglas for me.

Andy expresses the hope that he'll be back on Radio 3 soon - let's hope that's the case; we've been missing him.


1 comment:

H. said...

Apparently, he's just been arrested again: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/isle_of_man/7276558.stm

At this point, can nobody get this man the psychiatric help he so evidently needs, before someone ends up hurt or worse?

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