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.
In search of the vanishing voice of a generation
The brilliance of Forever FM sounds like a response to all those who claimed that Kay was merely a nostalgia peddler.
A presenter who speaks freely but in the sort of sentences which can be used as powerful, off-the-cuff links throughout a programme is rare as a unicorn.
“I literally couldn’t believe I had to work in this thing. That I’d signed a contract...”
The station seems an odd choice for the carriage drivers, but it’s the one they turn to.
The tone of the whole station is of an easy joy in the medium.
The BBC have done wonderfully accurate adaptation of H G Wells’s novel.
Each episode is about a solved crime notable for being “rather more sinister” than your average.
“Often people say it’s the best thing they ever ate,” someone warned.
“But it’s beautiful music, Antonia! Tsk! Tsk!”