Lauren Laverne

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TV tonight: Never Mind the Buzzcocks comes over all festive
Greg Davies plays Santa to guest elves Holly Johnson and Lauren Laverne in this seasonal special. Plus: Christmas at Castle Howard. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Alexi Duggins, Henry Wong and Simon Wardell

15, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Gary Lineker agrees £400,000 BBC pay cut and to tweet more carefully
All corporation staff to be bound by strict new social media guidelines within weeks

Jim Waterson Media editor

15, Sep, 2020 @5:21 PM

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It's what people turn to': Lauren Laverne, Iain Dale and others on why radio is thriving in lockdown
Audience numbers for live radio have soared. Presenters from the national to the local talk about the medium’s unique way of connecting

Miranda Sawyer Interviews: Jude Rogers and Killian Fox

31, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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David Bowie, Adele and Beyoncé: BBC unveils Glastonbury coverage
Classic sets to be shown in place of 50th anniversary festival scuppered by coronavirus

Laura Snapes

26, May, 2020 @7:00 PM

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The week in radio and podcasts
Small, but comforting, changes to radio schedules find presenters adjusting to support and cheer lives led in isolation

Miranda Sawyer

04, Apr, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Succession star Brian Cox reveals clothes hoarding habit
The actor has told how poverty and lack of clothes in early life formed a habit, and informed his socialism

Vanessa Thorpe

29, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Chris Riddell’s tips for young artists: bunk off school sports and study Raymond Briggs
The illustrator and Observer political cartoonist talks of his mentor – and his first crush – on Desert Island Discs

Vanessa Thorpe

08, Mar, 2020 @12:01 AM

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At the National, the past really is a foreign place
Lucy Kirkwood’s The Welkin isn’t quite speaking everyone’s language

Richard Brooks

09, Feb, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The week in radio and podcasts: Multi Story; Desert Island Discs; You’re Dead to Me
Local hidden histories supplied an enjoyable antidote to our all-consuming woes – plus Thom Yorke giggling

Miranda Sawyer

29, Sep, 2019 @4:30 AM

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Fans defend Laverne as Desert Island host
Listeners and famous names react on social media after criticism of ‘lightweight’ presenter of BBC’s Desert Island Discs

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

10, Aug, 2019 @4:30 PM

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‘I liked Jimmy Savile,’ admits Louis Theroux on Desert Island Discs
The film-maker is ‘confused’ over how he found the sex abuser likeable and says the experience darkened his view of the world

Vanessa Thorpe

12, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The week in radio and podcasts: Desert Island Discs, David Tennant, Alan Alda
Lauren Laverne shines with Bob Mortimer, David Tennant chews the fat with Whoopi Goldberg, and Alda Alda goes back to M*A*S*H

Miranda Sawyer

10, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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