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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.
And would it inspire beautiful music?
BBC Radio 4’s annual flagship lecture series refuses to dumb itself down, but could do with a little more vitality.
The BBC Radio 5 Live podcast shows us cruelty that beggars belief.
There were many moments, listening, when I just sat and cried.
Yes, it’s shockingly explicit – but full of heart, reasonable advice and depthless encouragement.
He revealed a soft spot for break-up songs and the word “epic”.
As John Humphrys’ resignation nears, Evan Davis seemed to tell us that BBC cupboards are being cleaned. Gone are the interrogation years.
Generally, there’s an underlying mirthlessness to the scripted comedy lecture.
A new radio doc made me wonder (for the millionth time) what Hitchens might say about this era.
The show is at its best when exploring Nixon’s demise.