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.
It came as no surprise to hear him confess, with a hint of suppressed but immense weariness, the extent to which Hollywood has used history as nothing but an enourmous prop room.
When he first arrived, in 1980, Mayall’s face was alternative comedy, just as Johnny Rotten’s voice was punk.
A new BBC Radio 4 three-part series covers all aspects of the industry.
The new Carole King musical - apparently.
Tales from the Stave and The Film Programme on BBC Radio 4.
It broadcasts 24 hours a day from Morocco to Iran - but how does one explain BBC Arabic radio?
The programme reminded us what "monstrous" means.
Following his on-air announcement of a prostate cancer scare last week, the Radio 2 DJ has been in thoughtful mode.
The half-hour World Service program is just not cricket.
It was less “Remembering Elvis”, more “Praising Bill Kenwright”.
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