Tele wishes writer Bardon well in his fight with cancer
Jonathan Bardon may have been born in Dublin, but his name is linked with Northern Ireland since he came here in the early Sixties.
His critically-acclaimed A History Of Ulster is the standard text for those wanting a context over how we arrived at today's complex relationships. However, he is also a prolific writer both of books and dramatised historical scripts for BBC radio, making the subject accessible to a wide audience.
As our interview reveals, he has strong views on current issues and has a deeply personal reason to be an advocate for the NHS. His readers will wish him well as he confronts serious health problems.