I was recently saying to a friend, how much I'd enjoyed watching Fyfe Robertson's interviews and reports on TV, back in the 60's and 70's.
He had a wonderful presence, and his calm soft Scottish voice gave him an instant air of authority on any subject.
One particular interview I remember extremely well, was with an Irish 'Gypsy' at the annual Appleby Fair. It went something like this...
FR (Scottish accent). Local people tell me that when you're here, you steal their Chickens.
Gypsy (Strong Irish accent). Yes Sir, we do do that.
FR. And the farmers say that you leave a lot of rubbish behind you, when you go.
Gypsy. Yes Sir, I'm afraid we do do that too Sir.
FR. And they also complain that you break down fences, let out their animals, and just park your wagons wherever you fancy.
Gypsy. Well, yes. We do that too.
At this point Robertson was lost for words and simply gave up. It was one of the funniest interviews I've ever seen. It's a shame that there seems to be no record of it.