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.
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!”
Global Breakfast Radio follows the sun around the world, streaming any local morning show for ten minutes, then moving on.
She had you longing for the days when she would just pipe up, laughing dementedly, or refer to herself in the third person.
Antonia Quirke reviews World at One on Radio 4.
The elements of Rachel Holmes's biography of Karl Mark's daughter Eleanor that survived the abridger’s pen on Radio 4 were well worth tuning in for.
Thirty years after his death, Richard Burton remains one of the very few actors, along with Ralph Fiennes, Viggo Mortensen and Stephen Dillane, able to deliver poetry in a high-impact way that also makes them seem like they somehow own it themselves.
Sean O’Connor, the new editor of The Archers recently promised to deliver storylines that are “Shakespearean”, although this one seemed more like something out of Albert Square.
An edition of The Reunion reunited cast and crew of Four Weddings and a Funeral, 20 years on.
Highlights from day one of the Northern Meeting solo bagpipe competition.