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“I’m a natural-born pessimist,” he admits, quite affably.
He thinks he has inherited that from his Glaswegian father.
He was on television my entire life.” Was Anderson a funny kid when at school, Harrow County School for Boys?
It wouldn’t even have occurred to me that he would be investigated.“It’s the Scottish Presbyterian this-will-never-work thing,” he says, the flip-side being a similar sense of humour. I remember at his funeral his old mates said, ‘He was always very pleased to see you on television,’ but I don’t remember him saying that very much.If he commented on a programme, he would say something like, ‘I didn’t like the tie you were wearing.’ I could be interviewing the Dalai Lama, the Pope and the Queen and he’d go, ‘Yeah, fine but I thought that joke you did at the beginning was a bit off-colour.’ ” He may sound Home Counties, have the perfect BBC presenter’s voice, but does he feel Scottish?“I get the odd sliding-doors moment when I see names of people I know involved in big cases,” he admits. But there’s no guarantee that my legal career would have prospered in the same way. “It could have been me sentencing light-entertainment figures to periods of imprisonment rather than being me having worked with those figures.” Oh yes: he has interviewed Jimmy Savile, Gary Glitter and Rolf Harris in his time.
To his self-deprecating credit, he decides himself a “poor judge of character”. As everyone knows, there were a lot of rumours going around for a long time about him. He said, ‘Look, people are always saying this stuff about me.
He wasn’t guillotined – he was left dangling by indecision. “They said: ‘We don’t want you to carry on doing the chat show.’ ‘Why’s that? Haven’t seen you for years.’ Which is true – I haven’t had a TV show for a long time.” He does crop up from time to time – a stint on Have I Got News for You here, a foray onto QI there, and he even hosted Discovery Mastermind for a year – but that barely registers. For legal reasons, the improv show has been named, after a slight muddle, What Does the Title Matter Anyway?