In the summer of 1990, I travelled to eastern Europe with John Bowman to record interviews for a series on the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall. That extraordinary event had occurred just months before our trip: this weekend exactly 30 years ago.
Before I left for Prague, I had my annual review meeting with RTÉ’s head of radio, Tom Manning. He had floored me by asking me to take over in the autumn as...
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