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.
Antonia Quirke on radio.
Having listened to the show for three weeks, I am repeatedly struck by its unusually fluctuating tone.
The tenderly shaped ten-minute broadcast included an interview with the California highway patrolman who had taken Dean to task over speeding. Two hours later, Dean was dead.
Author and one-time cabby Michael Goldfarb recalled how he’d been behind the wheel to pay for acting lessons, studying under Marlon Brando’s dauntless mentor Stella Adler.
Following on from the global success of A History of the World in 100 Objects, Neil MacGregor is back with a new 30-part series.
In southern Sicily you often hear Maria in the background in shops, like an ongoing soap opera: the live Mass from Medjugorje, where there have been apparitions of the Madonna since 1981, or the replaying of news from Radio Vaticana.
Listening to Jag was very much like listening to a musician in the zone.
To mark the death of the actress, Woman’s Hour reran a thrilling 2005 conversation between Bacall and Jenni Murray.
His parents opposed the idea of him becoming a composer, pushing him bullishly towards the law.
Once married to the actress Peggy Ashcroft, Hutchinson was known be a dashing, lyrical figure liable to quote poetry.
As Brexit looms, the government needs scrutiny. We'll provide it.