"He endured his ever-multiplying illnesses with patience and good humour, knowing until the last moment that he had experienced more than his fair share of this 'great, good world'." (United Artists)
The eulogies for the prolific writer, critic and TV presenter Clive James, who died earlier this week, have long been at the draft stage. This 'tireless polymath' and 'wisecracking literary phenomenon' had been terminally ill for a decade.
And more than 40 books into his career, we replay some selected highlights from a memorable encounter from 2015 when he talks to Kim about life, mortality and his poetry collection Sentenced to Life.