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Antonia Quirke is an author and journalist. She presents The Film Programme on BBC Radio 4. She writes a column on radio for the New Statesman.
In 2011 an 18-year-old called Jacob Dunne drunkenly killed another young man during a scuffle and went to prison. Years later, the dead boy’s parents meet Jacob.
Spies in labs, bootless medical commissions, meaningless victories.
The festival of “essays, programmes and provocations” on the world post-Covid-19 launched two weeks ago with a Zoom discussion featuring George Osborne.
This is a monologue interspersed with flashes of archive recordings – most fascinating of which are clips of Duke himself.
The myth-busting show with more episodes than Star Wars.
With countless sharp and memorable remarks on both activism and a public health crisis, ten-part series A Big Disease with a Little Name sounds stunningly apposite.
BBC Radio 4’s Hearing Architecture suggests you can.
The Archers is "corona-proof" because it can't get any more boring than it is already. Fans simply cannot lose.
“I am in every way an ordinary guy,” says the narrator of the BBC World Service's The Documentary: The Death Row Book Club.
In interviews, he is unstoppably amusing, and clips of him in original recording sessions defy aural logic.