Antonia Quirke is an author and journalist. She writes for the Financial Times, presents Pick of the Week on Radio 4, and talks about film on Film 2014 and The One Show on BBC 1. She writes a column on radio for the New Statesman. 

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TV and Radio
04 September 2008
The Reunion is back, and with a breathtaking surge of sweetness (Sundays, 11.15am, Radio 4; repeated Fridays, 9am). As...
Music and Performance
28 August 2008
Stars of a clutch of programmes to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Ralph Vaughan Williams were the eccentric...
TV and Radio
21 August 2008
The highlight of this year's Proms has been the clutch of super-varied 20-minute programmes made to fill the intervals...
TV and Radio
14 August 2008
Rain stopped play all day at the Oval during Test Match Special (Saturday, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, continuous),...
TV and Radio
07 August 2008
A friend rang to complain about the proofs of his new book. He has written a boring book, he says. How can he have...
TV and Radio
31 July 2008
The Newsnight anchor Emily Maitlis presented Material Girls, a short programme on 50 years of Madonna and Barbie (26...
TV and Radio
24 July 2008
Once again Bob Dylan put in a performance of comedy genius as DJ of his Theme Time Radio Hour (Thursdays, 11pm, Radio 2...
TV and Radio
17 July 2008
Casting around for something decent to listen to - the sound of a kettle boiling in a Japanese hair salon, a successful...
TV and Radio
10 July 2008
The latest round of The Essay: Greek and Latin Voices (7-10 July, Radio 3, 11pm) - four short programmes on Plato - was...
TV and Radio
03 July 2008
The Wimbledon coverage (Radio 5 Live, on a loop) continues to perk up your reviewer, particularly with regard to any...
TV and Radio
26 June 2008
Acid House: the Next Generation (24 June, 10.30pm-11.30pm, Radio 2) cast an eye over twenty years of raving and...
Books
26 June 2008
Some of the worst fights I've ever had were with a boyfriend over who got to keep what river when we split up, Windrush...
TV and Radio
19 June 2008
The BBC's ongoing Focus on China season featured the first of four essays by Patrick Wright on our historical attitude...
TV and Radio
12 June 2008
The ingenious pace and weird poetry of the documentary Between the Ears: Staring at the Wall (7 June, 9.30pm, Radio 3)...
Culture
05 June 2008
For an agonising 14 minutes last Sunday Marcus Brigstocke was shown around Westminster and tried to make jokes (On...

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