At our regular lunches I would, as friends do, chastise him and say "David, you're going to have to think about drawing a discreet and gentle end to your broadcasting career, and leading your life in a different way". And he'd say "No, no, no, no".
None of us want to give up. And one of the things I said to David recently "Are you going to give up?" And he said "No, are you?"
He was never going to retire. As long as there was work to be done, television cameras to appear in front of, he'd have ...