Which rather begs the question, just what sort of 'maverick' you have to be to not be tolerated at the BBC? Perhaps he was another Kevin Greening?
No, something far worse than that. He belonged to the Hell's Angels:
His downfall came after he was interviewed by unsuspecting colleagues on Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live as a Hell's Angel speaking up for the 'brotherhood' and criticising the police.Some extra-curricular activities being less acceptable than others, it seems...
His distinctive voice was recognised by colleagues which led to an inquiry into his extra-curricular activities.