Having known him on the telly for all of my life, I thought he was stark raving bonkers, as a child his monocle stare scared me, I thought he was some crazy professor. Yet I watched him and watched and watched....... as others have said his eccentric character is what made him and worryingly his protégé Brian Cox I fear is already on the slippery slope to bonkyness as well, long may he walk in the footsteps of a giant !!
Inspirational to generations, anybody who can present a TV programme for over fifty years must have something going for them. On his eccentricity I guess that goes with a life spent looking through a small eyepiece at vast nothingness in the hope of seeing something. For those of us of a certain age Sir Patrick and the great James Burke were the gateways to science, infinity and beyond.
I watched the november one and he said about 2 words throughout the show with his head held down most of the time,
I sent Paul Abel a tweet about it but he said he'd spooken to him and was ok, i knew it was only a matter of time though.
He will be missed.
Everyone get out late Thursday night into Friday morning this week and watch the Geminids in his memory, it's going to be a good one this year providing it's clear.
"Proudly declaring himself to be English (rather than British) with "not the slightest wish to integrate with anybody". He has stated his admiration for controversial former MP politician Enoch Powell. Moore devoted an entire chapter ("The Weak Arm of the Law") of his autobiography to denouncing modern British society, particularly "motorist-hunting" policemen, sentencing policy, as well as the Race Relations Act, Sex Discrimination Act and the "Thought Police / Politically Correct Brigade". He later wrote that "homosexuals are mainly responsible for the spreading of AIDS (the Garden of Eden is home of Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve)"
It's a shame he was less amiable than he appeared on TV.