BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine gave a warm and entertaining account of his memories of John Stott for Episode 10 of The Stott Legacy podcast.
Jeremy Vine is a veteran journalist who started out in local radio and newspaper reporting. He was for several years the BBC Africa correspondent based in Johannesburg and has since become very familiar, as a presenter of flagship programmes like BBC’s Newsnight and Panorama. He currently juggles hosting two daily broadcasts, one on BBC Radio 2 and the other on Channel 5 TV. This is quite apart from the fun he has to host quiz show Eggheads.
But most significantly for our purposes, he knew John Stott well when starting out on his career, having attended All Souls, Langham Place as a young graduate. He counts John Stott as one of his heroes and even visited John in the last weeks of his life. Jeremy admired John’s simple lifestyle and humble preaching style.