RIP Sir Patrick Moore: a life in photos
RIP Sir Patrick Moore. You were the BBC TV astronomer with the looks of a Bond villain. You presented the BBC programme The Sky At Night for at least 50 years. You were the longest-running host of the same television show in history. You were a star when TV was not on 24-hours a day. We watched when nothing else was on. But you kept us tuned in and you were TV’s most famous xylophone player:
Astronomer and dedicated anti-hunt campaigner, Sir Patrick Moore, delivers a petition to No 10 Downing Street renewing calls for a total ban on fox hunting. Aided by two walking sticks, a frail Sir Patrick, 78, walked up Downing Street flanked by other anti-hunt supporters * ... to deliver the petition signed by 82,251individuals. Handing over the petition, the presenter of BBC's astronomy programme The Sky at Night said the public should not allow the Hunting Bill to be "sabotaged" by a group of unelected dinosaurs.