Truly Lord Robert Winston is a hero of our age. Not only does he have a large moustache and glasses, reminding me of a cross between Groucho Marx and one of the Scottish Law Commissioners (bottom picture); not only is he a fertility expert who pioneered in vitro fertilisation, but he is one of the foremost television celebrities of our age – in our service this man even got drunk in the name of science while watching a football match in a pub.
However, have things started to go wrong for Robert Winston? First, he presents a shambles of a programme about memory on BBC, accompanied by every British parent’s favourite childcare expert (aside from the Gina Ford brigade – although I realise that in saying this LJ could be shut down…) Dr Tanya Byron. Both looked hideously uncomfortable, cajoled into it as a result of lucrative contracts on other things. Anyway, if that wasn’t bad enough now he’s gone and been banned from horse racing. 😉