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.
Over five days, the historian Andrew Roberts condenses some of his new book’s 1,152 pages into five essays that he also narrates.
Simon Armitage’s translation of a 600-year-old poem is intercut with clips of Madeleine McCann’s father, to devastating effect.
This is a “real-life mystery” that begins in a 14th century Austrian castle.
If lots of people dream of the visionary nature of a Tony Stark, those who really like Elon Musk are effectively teen boys who believe the world’s problems might be solved by magic.
Aggers grumbled about the inexplicably slow Oval scoreboard and Michael Vaughan kept saying the word tense.
George’s dream is to snap David Cameron upon the sand in his shorts “with his belly out”.
The moving Radio 4 programmes tell of the theatrically “gladiatorial” designs of British prisons, and the heart-wrenching stories of Auschwitz survivors.
Despite the shapelessness of much of her career, and her own personal pain, Franklin made everybody else sound like shouters.
Overshadowed by the 1975 film, this time-passing beach read is late-summer perfection on the radio.
Listening to Radio 4’s Archive Hour is a stark reminder of the loss of pop’s great philosophers.