22 Mar 2020
At 10pm one recent Sunday evening, Sir David Attenborough received a knock at his door of his Richmond home. It was a concerned neighbour who had just read on Twitter that the veteran broadcaster was dead.
“My daughter answered the door and the neighbour asked if it was true,” the 93-year-old recounts with a devilish twinkle in his eye. “She said: ‘Wait there and I’ll go and ask him.’ I was watching the news on television.”
I live on a road which bypasses the town so, especially on weekdays, it's a bit of a rat run. It has been like a Sunday since the outbreak but this morning there is much more traffic. What does that mean? People deciding that the lockdown is finishing? Economic pressures?