Broadcasting

Can £3,000 make me as pretty as Emily Maitlis?

12 December 2020 9:00 am

If you’re a journalist with a fondness for appearing on television — and, let’s face it, most of us are…

Impartiality and the battle for broadcast

28 September 2020 4:08 pm

Two big kites were launched by the Sunday Times that could, should they fly, redraw the broadcasting landscape. ‘BBC critics…

How I’ll remember John Humphrys — by his producer Sarah Sands

21 December 2019 9:00 am

There was a dinner in Soho to celebrate the publication of John Humphrys’s book, A Day Like Today. John was…

How to message a Martian

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Apparently the first audio message broadcast into space with the ostensible purpose of communicating with aliens was the sound of…

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Head to Berlin to hear nightingales sing

3 August 2019 9:00 am

In a sense, the song of the bird in the title of this short, hugely thoughtful and fascinating book is…

A good man at the 1970s BBC

4 June 2016 9:00 am

When I saw this book, a biography of Huw Wheldon, who was managing director of BBC Television between 1968 and…

The Lahore attacks reflected hatred of Christians. Why must we deny it?

2 April 2016 9:00 am

You might expect that the murder of Christians would excite particular horror in countries of Christian heritage. Yet almost the…

John Freeman: polymath or psychopath?

15 August 2015 9:00 am

They don’t make Englishmen like the aptly named John Freeman any more. When he died last Christmas just shy of…

Lance Sieveking (right) with Colonel G.L. Thompson broadcasting a running commentary on the final bumping race from a tree in Rectory Meadow, Cambridge, June 1927

'One warm night in June 1917 I became the man who nearly killed the Kaiser'

1 March 2014 9:00 am

The traditional story told about the first world war is that it changed everything: that it was the end of…