A FINE RANT - PAY THE WRITER!
This should be played very loudly to every radio programme producer, including those at BBC local radio stations, who never mention money and therefore force you to mention it, at which point they come on to you as if they're a charity organisation and/or sound shocked that a writer should have anything so sordid as money in mind.
This interview was recorded in 2007, and is copyrighted to some corporation. I hope it's his. This venal unwillingness to pay writers has grown exponentially since this. My dilemma is, of course, that I am not paying him to use this interview. And neither am I being paid for writing this blog. It's all media madness.