I was shocked to hear the sad, sad news. I worked with Andy (and others in MPI) on the BBC NewsWires project and I can honestly say it would NOT have been completed without his mastery of the ‘technicals’, his sense of humour and his continuous, ‘dogged' persistence in ‘getting the thing done’. And that was just ONE of the many projects he worked on for the Beeb! Andy was quiet, warm, witty and wise - an exceedingly rare combination these days! He will be much missed by his colleagues and I offer my deep condolences to all his family and friends. Mike R.