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.
It broadcasts 24 hours a day from Morocco to Iran - but how does one explain BBC Arabic radio?
The programme reminded us what "monstrous" means.
Following his on-air announcement of a prostate cancer scare last week, the Radio 2 DJ has been in thoughtful mode.
The half-hour World Service program is just not cricket.
It was less “Remembering Elvis”, more “Praising Bill Kenwright”.
At this rate, the self-funded seven-inch may well make a comeback.
Rod Stewart laps it up in the BBC's first History Hour of 2015.
Antonia Quirke rounds up the best of the New Year's radio, including War and Peace and The Supernatural North.
All was harmony, until Jon mentioned the legend of how people in the audience in 1896 had ducked when the train suddenly appeared on-screen.
A seducing documentary used recordings of Orson Welles speaking unguardedly over lunches in a restaurant in Hollywood between 1983 and 1985.