I hired Rebecca for Al Jazeera – and they don't come any better. We disagreed on just about everything, and she was usually right of course. But we agreed on one lasting thing, and that was that we would always be friends. It was impossible not love her instantly. And I still do. She was a production power-house. She last came to my home on New Year's Eve where she played the piano for over two hours to a lot of indifferent songsters. 'What can you play?', I asked, 'Anything from Beatles to Beethoven.' And she could. And she did. She just made it up as she went along. As I say, she could and she did.