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.
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”?
Humphries arrived in England in 1959, just as London was exploding into life.
How radio presenters across the country shared anecdotes in memory of the singer.
The Inquiry: Should We Solar Panel the Sahara? on the BBC World Service.
The whole staggering scene whittled down into a feeble little dribble of sexism. And absolutely no oppositional voice.
Over the years, Macleod has perfected the tones of the world’s least extravagant teacher for Composer of the Week. One opera, however, left him lost for words.
The Surgery with Gemma and Dr Radha took its young listeners beyond the posturing of love.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May