Radio

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Switched off: Afghan media struggle to survive under Taliban rule
More than 250 newspapers, radio and TV stations have closed in first 100 days of militants’ rule

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kandahar

27, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Pirates review – Reggie Yates’s cheerful tale of friends off to a new millennium
Three young pirate radio DJs from London go in search of the New Year’s night of their lives in Yates’s likeable homage to 90s ensemble capers

Peter Bradshaw

24, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The week in audio: Life Sentence; A Mother Tongue; dot com: The Wikipedia Story and more
Every minute counts in a sound-rich climate crisis drama; Axel Kacoutié speaks everybody’s language; and on the trail of Wikipedia nerds with Katie Puckrik

Miranda Sawyer

20, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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The week in audio: Things Fell Apart; Doomsday Watch; 5 live Breakfast
Jon Ronson seeks out the origins of the culture wars; Arthur Snell wonders how it will all end; and Rick Edwards is a Breakfast natural

Miranda Sawyer

13, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Edith Bowman: ‘I had a hangover for most of my Radio 1 career’
The broadcaster on what she ate at her grandparents’ hotel, during her Radio 1 breakfast show and in a Japanese monastery

Tim Lewis

13, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: Ambridge catches Bake Off fever – then things turn ugly
It’s been a violent few weeks, with a showstopper squished into oblivion and faked anaphylaxis over a frangipane. Plus the most radical poet in Borsetshire, Bert Fry, bowed out

Charlotte Higgins

09, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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After digital flops, can Rupert Murdoch’s UK empire fight back?
The effort to break free of its print roots has been a long and expensive struggle for News UK

Mark Sweney

06, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Spike Milligan was the true father of modern satire, says Ian Hislop
Private Eye editor tells of new play about the anarchic comic – and reveals his run-ins over Goons scripts with the BBC

Vanessa Thorpe

31, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Do you find breakfast radio a big turn-off? If so, you’re not alone | Nell Frizzell
It seems that Britain’s morning appetite for evasive politicians and synthetic pop is waning – but why?, says author Nell Frizzell

Nell Frizzell

30, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Latest figures reveal how pandemic shaped UK radio listening habits
First figures since 2020 show boom in speech radio but public loses appetite for music breakfast shows

Jim Waterson Media editor

27, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Radio listening figures will be a reckoning for entire UK industry
Analysis: first nationwide figures gathered since 2020 will indicate if pandemic has changed listening habits

Jim Waterson Media editor

22, Oct, 2021 @4:42 PM

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Goodbye to Fran Kelly: the voice that sets up the day for millions of Australians | Paul Daley
To do what she’s done for 17 years is an Olympic feat of intellectual, emotional and physical endurance. An impossible act to follow

Paul Daley

21, Oct, 2021 @4:48 AM

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