They interviewed me from Moscow in the midst of the breaking news about this morning's rush hour accident on the Metro, so they were a bit pushed and they had to leave a lot out. But it is always a pleasure to work with them.
Philip Hammond once confused Bashar al-Assad with Saddam Hussein. He failed to prevent swingeing defence cuts while advocating all manner of military adventures.
George Osborne has indicated his desire to be Foreign Secretary in the mercifully unlikely event of a Conservative victory next year (YouGov has the normal service of a Labour lead restored tonight), so Hammond, who would have been Chief Secretary to the Treasury if it had not been for the Coalition, is merely being lined up for a job swap.
Meanwhile farewell to William Hague. His new role in the General Election campaign is presumably due to his enormous success in 2001, when he prevented the much-reduced Labour majority that would have been better for Britain, better for the world, better for the Labour Party, and better for the mental health of Tony Blair.
His legacy as Foreign Secretary? A certain resetting of the relationship with China, yes. And his work on violence against women. But chaos in Libya, the Caliphate in Iraq and Syria, and the gratuitous antagonisation of Russia with sanctions, visa bans, and the rest. Hammond, though, is even worse.