Charles Wheeler is a wonderful journalist. I remember his aquiline features on Newsnight and Panorama covering various foreign stories and enjoy hearing him on the radio.
When Radio 5 live used to broadcast something decent on Saturday mornings (ie in the days before chubby funster Eamonn Holmes took over the slot and dumbed down appreciably) Wheeler was a regular on the Adrian Chiles show. Chiles always seemed delighted to have him there and let him talk, with erudition, on any number of topics.
Tomorrow he returns to radio with a documentary on radio 4 which sounds fascinating – a tale of looted art from Nazi Germany, including a personal tale of a painting that came into his possession during his time in Berlin. There is a promotional article in The Guardian.