That BBC video: the cab driver who edits Newswireless and lectures on iPods...

by Guy J Kewney | posted on 14 May 2006

Believe me, I have spent some effort trying to get the video of "Guy Kewney" the cab driver [left] lecturing on the BBC's news 24. Until today, the closest I could get, was to listen to the audio only - when recording the interview for the Radio 4 programme Broadcasting House. So kudos to the dogged reporters of the Daily Mail, and Mail on Sunday, who got the complete video!

According to one paper this morning, the BBC has deleted the entire damning video. Untrue, I suspect; but even if true, the clip has circulated widely enough that it would be futile. And now that the Mail has done the deed and published the complete clip, you can actually download it.

It's worth it. You don't get to see my "white, bearded, professorial" face, but you can watch the classic moment, where the cab driver realises that he is on air, and being mistaken for someone else, here. It's beyond classic: it's priceless.

Watch his incredible recovery, and his determination to show that this may be a complete surprise to him, but that he can out-Kewney any darned NewsWireless Editor if he has to.

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