Antonia Quirke is an author and journalist. She is a presenter on The Film Programme and Pick of the Week (Radio 4) and Film 2015 and The One Show (BBC 1). She writes a column on radio for the New Statesman.
August radio should be like a corkboard, with a few gems pinned here and there. Heck, Don’t Vote for Him is one.
Tuesday, and yet another shout-out to listeners who might remember the making of the 1974 film of Swallows and Amazons.
Listening to the presenters discuss Wimbledon on Radio 5 Live, their admiration was clear. But where was the crackle?
Listening to Roald Dahl: In His Own Words was like hearing the writer's whole ouvre compressed into one short monologue.
The Science Hour on the BBC World Service.
Tales from the Stave is endlessly fascinating, although my classical musician siblings tell me composers aren't so bad in real life.
On the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, everything is run from generators, the internet is heat-wavishly slow, and the radios mostly battery operated.
Radio transformed this frontier region of chestnut forests leading up to the Apennines.
The 73-year-old McCartney was stupendous, not to mention uncharacteristically straight, on Mastertapes.
Angelina Jolie looked nervous as she addressed the threatre. But if anyone should feel foolish, it ought to be the BBC.
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