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.
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.
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?
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