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.
“I literally couldn’t believe I had to work in this thing. That I’d signed a contract...”
The station seems an odd choice for the carriage drivers, but it’s the one they turn to.
The tone of the whole station is of an easy joy in the medium.
The BBC have done wonderfully accurate adaptation of H G Wells’s novel.
Each episode is about a solved crime notable for being “rather more sinister” than your average.
“Often people say it’s the best thing they ever ate,” someone warned.
“But it’s beautiful music, Antonia! Tsk! Tsk!”
It's clear is that The Sacking was, in fact, a double hit for Baker, and losing his job was the least of it.
The presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Aftermath never traps or exhausts his subjects – he just gets them to open up.
The musical note of Neeson’s baritone was a tuba, a double bass, the left end of a piano, containing the suggestion of a hinterland within.