More Thrills than Skills – A Half-life in Journalism, Part 65

Over the next few weeks, is to publish, each weekday, extracts from the memoirs of Scottish war correspondent, Paul Harris. ‘More Thrills than Skills: A Half-life in Journalism’, is being scheduled for publication next year.

I never worked again for BBC TV. I never attempted the complexities of the social circuit and networking which you have to master to make it in TV.

Similarly, I was never much good either at networking in journalistic circles. The problem was that, most of the time, I was on the sharp end of the frontline, so to speak, rather than brandishing a cocktail glass. Anyway, I was having more fun, if not exactly making a fortune. I think I got about