Patrick Moore Plays the Xylophone

Two things surprised me in this BBC article about Sir Patrick Moore’s recent brush with Duck-induced death. The first is that Moore has never before missed a show of The Sky at Night which has been running since 1957. Note that BBC News is now celebrating 50 years on television so it seems that The Sky at Night is almost as old as television itself in the UK. That’s somewhat longer than Gamesmaster lasted, and he hasn’t missed one until now.

The second thing that surprised me was this:

He is a self-taught musician, famed for playing the xylophone and composing.

(Emphasis mine)

So this isn’t entirely inaccurate.