But it should never have got as far of the studio. Was it the Beeb who forgot to tell him not to bring it or ensure it was off? Was it lack of common sense on his part? He looked at it to see who was calling- and did not kill it first time around.
Any one entering into an interview studio must be made aware. Even if they simply forgot about the thing.
In his day he could out drink even the Russian generals he met, and when he visited units he was famous for staying in the mess into the wee hours. Hopefully he was sober,he actually looks a lot better since some cosmetic surgery. Nevertheless a brave warrior , and a fine leader!