What used to work, and what listeners enjoyed, is no longer the most important consideration for the decision-makers in Radio

Robin Ashenden whiled away a forced sojourn in Georgia by feasting on the back catalogue of Desert Island Discs and compiling a list of his favourite guests

What is kindness, and is it the highest of virtues?

A show worth the licence fee by itself

BBC Radio 3 is drowning in a puddle of self-willed mediocrity

A set of fine programmes on the American bohemians who brought to life a great city on the cusp of significant change

Tales of lives lived well, or disgracefully, are always interesting, but what makes a good obit?

What makes the perfect radio voice?

Letters from the Falklands front: when broadcasting was a matter of life or death