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.
The Global Philosopher gave new meaning to the phrase "a face for radio". But isn't this how we all watch, now?
All presenters try to get the best from the public - but it's harder at 4am.
BBC Radio 4's adaptation made it sound like Jane and Rochester were in different rooms - and worse, they changed the lines.
The brilliance of Saturday Night at the Movies on Classic FM is that it gets people sick to death of talking about movies to talk about movies - by focussing on the music.
After two months on patrol, Hilmer and his colleague not only had nothing left to talk about - but nothing left to think.
Watching Salmond in the studio with Iain Dale makes it clear who's running the show.
Normally when people say things like "I questioned every aspect of my existence", it sounds like they're selling something. But Guerra on the BBC World Service was different.
Drewzy (male, fortysomething) composedly, gently, talks of “time condensing like dew on a damp Cornish window”.
Gates didn't quite comprehend the unspoken contract of Desert Island Discs: come ready to bare your heart.
You have to admire DiCaprio’s performance, no question, but “epic neo-realism”?
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?