The triumph of Michael Palin’s Book of the Week and the tragedy of Radio 4 comedy
On one tumultuous day, eleven men in strawberry-jam shirts wore crowns
BBC on the Black Country and on the passing of Michael Parkinson
On BBC radio’s preoccupation with Americans and identity politics.
BBC Radio 4 attempts to resurrect fallen literary figures.
The BBC at its best on Shakespeare, and remembering Barry Humphries.
The americanisation of the BBC
Greatness does not always declare itself in torrents of Slavic emotion or Germanic intellectualism
What used to work, and what listeners enjoyed, is no longer the most important consideration for the decision-makers in Radio