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.
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.
There’s such pleasure for the listener in hearing something you know being chewed over properly.
The radio column.
No radio interviewer inserts themself quite so barmily into a dialogue like Matthew Bannister.
Is it just me or is everyone enjoying saying the word “Kukushkin” rather a lot?
Jonathan Holloway’s adaptation rightly cherished many things that the film ultimately minimised, in particular the novel’s mourning of the extinction of various animal species.
A 1981 archive recording of the Cider With Rosie author looking at the view from his study in Slad, Gloucestershire.
Oh, Paris. So nostalgic, so mythical. “Do they say that in English – mythical? Ah, yes! So mythical!”
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