There was a last minute change of destination during my summer holiday in 2011.
I went to Tehran to sit down with one of the most distrusted and vilified leaders in the world – Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
And just to rack up the pressure, the interview was to be live.
His people are good at pressure.
Minutes before the interview one of his aides told me all the topics I wanted to cover were bad, and he didn’t like them.
My main regret was I didn’t have the chance to ask why the euronews Iranian service had been expressly excluded.
A voice in my earpiece told me to end the interview.
I’d thought it was my colleague in Tehran, but it transpired afterwards that he hadn’t said a word.
Who that voice belonged to remains a mystery.