There was considerable discussion about Allan’s increasingly rare appearances last month on the New Schedule topic. I was delighted to receive a Private Message from Allan himself and I know that I was not the only person to get that message. Without going into detail about a message which was obviously meant to be private, he pointed out that his agent had just negotiated a new contract with Sky and that he was very happy with it. He also said that he was very busy with his business activities. Obviously a presenter of Allan’s skill and experience has a lot to offer in the training of a new generation; these activities must be much less stressful than daily broadcasting and propably more lucrative too!
So perhaps we should be grateful for the occasional appearances he makes. He has obviously built up a formidable reputation, and he must be enjoying a more varied lifestyle than the hectic schedule he has had in recent years.