Kate Chisholm

What Jackie did after JFK was assassinated

23 November 2013 9:00 am

A surfeit of anniversaries this week reminded us that on the day of President Kennedy’s assassination, C.S. Lewis (born 1898)…

Radio 4's All In The Mind is a perfect example of why we still need the licence fee

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Best line of the week came on Monday from the composer John Tavener, and was given added poignancy by the…

You lost Aled Jones and Catherine Bott, Radio Three — but all is forgiven

9 November 2013 9:00 am

It’s hard to stay cross with Radio 3 for long. Just when I thought the network had stretched my loyalty…

Your life is not like a Detroit assembly line — it's worse

2 November 2013 9:00 am

This year’s Free Thinking festival at the Sage in Gateshead has been asking the question,  Who’s in Control?. Oddly, or…

Grayson Perry is an inspired choice for the Reith Lectures

26 October 2013 9:00 am

You’ve probably already read or heard somewhere that the inspiration for Grayson Perry’s current series of Reith Lectures on Radio…

Last week's all-female Today proved women make for a more uplifting show

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Boy, we’ve had to wait a long time for this. But last Thursday morning something unusual happened on Radio 4;…

Sometimes Radio 3 tries to be too clever by half

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Why are we still listening to the radio in 2013, to an outdated technology that has hardly changed in manufacture…

Autumn shake-up in Radios 2 and 3 scheduling

5 October 2013 9:00 am

This time round in the autumn shake-up of the schedules it’s Radios 2 and 3 who are on the frontline…

Immigrant songs: Radio 2's My Country, My Music

14 September 2013 9:00 am

Five women, five very different stories of arriving in the UK, often unwillingly and always alone. How did they cope…

Farewell to a natural born broadcaster

7 September 2013 9:00 am

‘He was a natural broadcaster,’ said Nick Higham, after the death last week of the rugby player and sports broadcaster…

Tom Stoppard’s Pink Floyd play gives Radio 2 a dark side

31 August 2013 9:00 am

How many listeners, I wonder, actually tuned in to Darkside as it went out on air on Radio 2, after…

Only Evan Davies can keep his guests in order

24 August 2013 9:00 am

It must have sounded like such a great idea. To gather a group of thinkers, agitators, experts, intellectuals and media…

Kate Chisholm connects to her inner tortoise

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Of course there’s a future for digital radio, it’s just that we’ll probably be listening to it online, or on…

A bearded, medallion-wielding, miniature puppet won’t persuade us to go digital

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Will digital radio ever really take off? We were supposed to be switching over to digital-only reception in 2015 (three…

Lenny Henry’s tear-jerker

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Every so often a programme comes along that completely alters the way you think about something you thought you understood.…

The BBC bows to celebrity

27 July 2013 9:00 am

The licence fee is both a blessing and a curse for the BBC. The clue is in that nickname —…

Radio review: At last! A proper Book at Bedtime

20 July 2013 9:00 am

It had begun to look as if Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime had been taken over by the zealous publicity-hungry…

Radio review: Malcolm Gladwell’s masterclass on listening

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Out and about in Surrey on Sunday I happened upon a scene that could have been played out 77 years…

‘It was like 26-dimensional chess’: Roger Wright on managing the Proms

6 July 2013 9:00 am

It sounds like a dream job — being in charge of what is now regarded as the greatest classical music…

Radio review: Rambling across Europe and into Asia with Tara Bariana and Clare Balding

6 July 2013 9:00 am

One morning in 1995 Tara Bariana walked out of his house in Walsall and didn’t stop walking until he had…