The Cold War TV series is almost finished now, which should give me a bit more time to get stuck into the early 1980s. I do have another TV project to polish off first, though: another programme for BBC2, this time exploring what has happened to Britain and Germany since the Second World War through the prism of their respective car industries. Some people, not a million miles away from my own house, might say that given my driving ability, I am hardly the obvious person to present a programme about cars. They are, of course, quite wrong.

In other news, I am now a visiting professor at King’s College London.