View Full Version : A sadish day ... Alistair Cooke is retiring

02-03-2004, 15:50

02-03-2004, 16:04
A very sad day. The man had amazing insight. I loved those Letters from America

ghost 6-3
02-03-2004, 16:08
The BBC link says:

'Cooke, who was absent from the show last week due to illness, will not record any new shows but Radio 4 will air archive shows for several weeks.'

He is not going to say 'goodbye'?! I hope he isn't that sick. He's only 95.

02-03-2004, 16:11
Me too I hope he does one last one to say a fond farewell - nothing finer than listening to him on Saturday morning ...

Almost as good as "Just a Minute" which was on last night ...

02-03-2004, 18:56
The World Service - The jewel in the crown of the bbc

03-03-2004, 11:48
I thought "A sadish day" meant there was some holiday here in Russia devoted to Sadie.

My bad.