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John Humphrys retirement – who’s replacing him on Radio 4’s Today programme and why is he leaving?
Now, a Newsnight report had led to Tory peer Lord McAlpine being wrongly implicated in a child sexual abuse case. And I think all three of us knew we could see a man destroying his own job, on the spot. He was at sea. And it was a deeply uncomfortable 10 minutes. John behaved with impeccable professionalism.
Desmond John Humphrys born 17 August  is a Welsh broadcaster. His final Today broadcast was on Thursday 19 September Humphrys has a reputation as a tenacious and forthright interviewer; occasionally politicians have been very critical of his style after being subjected to a tough interview on live radio. His parents encouraged him to do his homework and he passed the eleven plus exam. Humphrys joined TWW , a commercial television channel based in Wales, and was the first reporter on the scene of the Aberfan disaster in October Humphrys became disillusioned with living in hotels and life on-the-road as a foreign correspondent,  and returned to London in to take up the post of BBC Diplomatic Correspondent. With the appointment of Humphrys and John Simpson , the presenters of the news became part of the process of preparing the broadcast, rather than just reading a prepared script as with previous presenters.
This country has a unique radio culture, Radio 4 is at the heart of it, and John Humphrys has been at the heart of Radio 4 so long he defines the brand. The programme was finally launched on October 28, , as radio began to feel the pinch of competition from commercial television. The idea of a Today -like programme was first floated by the late journalist and broadcaster Robin Day, who was a BBC producer in the mids. When I worked alongside him in the old Today studio in Television Centre he always sat in the right-hand chair — like a doubles tennis player who always plays the forehand court. And he insisted on Bakelite headphones rather than the squishy — and therefore more comfortable — modern ones. I had arrived from television news reading where I had been in the habit of chucking scripts on to the studio floor at the end of each story as the most efficient means of managing the paper flow in the fast-moving and sometimes chaotic environment.
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The veteran Welsh broadcaster has had his share of controversial moments in the spotlight. So who will be his replacement and why is he leaving? Humphrys is departing Radio 4's Today programme , after more than three decades working at the corporation. Humphrys has interrogated a number of politicians over the years and Sands joked that Mr Cameron will be no exception, hinting that Humphrys would grill the former PM about his decision to call the Brexit referendum. She noted: "He doesn't let go
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