Moscow Correspondent for BBC News
Joined on 16 December, 2011
Many songs were written about the legend that is Diego Maradona. As a musical tribute to a great footballer, here’s my version of one of the most famous Maradona songs: La mano de Dios. Rest in peace Diego. @BBCNews @BBCWorld @BBCSport @bbcmundo #Maradona
At my local Moscow supermarket, I just bought this patriotic Russian board game for little kids, featuring nuclear missile silos and declarations that “Our enemies will never beat us!” The perfect Christmas gift? @BBCNews @BBCWorld
Personally I prefer Snakes & Ladders.
It's an open-and-shut case: from Bergerac to The Bill, British TV has created some brilliant detective dramas. It would be criminal not to celebrate their signature tunes on #WorldTelevisionDay. So here we go: 'Do Re Mi Fa So LAW Ti Do!" @BBCNewsEnts @BBCNews @BBCRadio2
I’ve only met a BBC Director-General once. It was 35 years ago today, when Alasdair Milne invited a BBC-crazy school kid from Chingford to Broadcasting House. Busy guy, but he still found time to reply to my letter & meet me. Never forgotten that. @BBC @BBCNews @BBCWorld
Richard Baker was one of my BBC heroes. The affable, unflappable newsreader, who also narrated kids’ shows & played the piano. I wrote to him when I was 7 & he sent me a signed photo. I was so excited. Now, so sad to hear of his death. RIP Richard. Here’s my musical tribute.
BBC newsreader Richard Baker died two years ago today. This was my musical tribute to a BBC legend.
We speak to Maia Sandu, winner of Moldova's presidential election. She'd like #Moldova to join the EU. Would Russia stand by & let that happen? "We have the right to choose what we want for our country" she says.
@BBCNews @BBCWorld Camera @mattgodtv Producer @BBCWillVernon
Judging by Russian state TV, Moscow thinks it has outmanoeuvred Turkey over Karabakh. We’ll see. Anchor says: “Turkey’s participation (in the region) will be kept to small doses due to Russia’s strong position & Putin’s unique ability to curb the appetite of our partners.”
Just reached Moldova & heard the sad news Des O’Connor has died. What a great entertainer he was. Found a hotel piano...here, as a tribute, is one of his greatest hits. Rest in peace Des. (P.S. The Greek national football team is sitting listening & sends condolences.) @BBCNews
"They loved each other and we did not know." There is human suffering on both sides after the war for #NagornoKarabakh. Our latest report from #Azerbaijan for @BBCWorld #BBCNewsTen about the cost of victory. Thanks to the team @Goktay @Clear_red and @StuHollandesq.
My colleague @OrlaGuerin reports on the human cost of victory for Azerbaijan in the war for Nagorno-Karabakh.
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