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.
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.
The Compass: Living With Nature explores plains, desert, mountain and forest.
I met Lanzmann 15 years ago when I worked at the ICA in London. He brought his own temperature.
While the English can’t resist Football’s-Coming-Home triumphalism, the Scots have a more realistic view.
Some of the material dredged up from the archives is glorious.
Woodland music, masques, legends, fairytales, outlaws and fables – it had it all.
As a young player he would super-companionably shake hands with the opposing team, even if they had just crucified his side, inviting them back to the pub for pies and pints.