Kate Chisholm

Does Radio 3 need a new controller?

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Where next for Radio 3? Last Friday was the First Night of this year’s Proms season but it was the…

The two men who walked barefoot to the capitals of the four nuclear powers on a peace pilgrimage

19 July 2014 9:00 am

You might (if you’re over a certain age) still think it pretty amazing that TV not only allows you to…

The next new presenter of Woman's Hour should be a man

12 July 2014 9:00 am

It seems incredible now but when the BBC’s youth station, Radio 1, was launched in 1967 there were no female…

Why I'm switching to Danish radio

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Out there in the great ether there’s a whole new world of radio beyond the stations of the BBC and…

The gardener-soldiers of the First World War

28 June 2014 9:00 am

First, a confession. Even an ardent radio addict can enjoy a fortnight away from the airwaves, disconnected, switched off, unlistening.…

What's happened to children's radio?

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Much praise has been lavished on Radio 2’s 500 Words short-story competition, the winners to be announced on Friday’s Chris…

When Virginia Woolf's husband ruled Sri Lanka's jungles

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Tucked away in the schedules, just before midday, just after midweek (on Thursday), just four lines in the Radio Times,…

The best blues singer you’ve never heard of

17 May 2014 9:00 am

A rustle of paper as the sleeve is removed. A clunk and click as the needle arm is swung across.…

Nothing beats Book at Bedtime

10 May 2014 9:00 am

There I was trapped in the bathroom at 10.55 p.m., unable to leave for fear of missing anything. The time…

The Archers hit a new low by letting Tom dump Kirsty at the altar

3 May 2014 9:00 am

Did you hear those bloodcurdling screams from Kirsty? Those long-drawn-out wails that echoed horrifically through the ancient walls of St…

Dolly Parton’s secret for surviving decades of celebrity

26 April 2014 9:00 am

It’s a shame Dolly Parton has never gone into politics. She’s someone who’s lived her life very much in the…

BBC radio gets Easter right

19 April 2014 9:00 am

Given the decline of Christian belief in the UK, it’s surprising to discover there’s quite so much about the Easter…

Police and miners clash again over Orgreave on Radio 4’s The Reunion

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Four could have been dubbed the Frank Radio network this week as the sharp skills of Sue MacGregor, Alan Dein…

Radio that makes you feel the wind on your cheek

5 April 2014 9:00 am

After a walk in Richmond Park beset by rush-hour traffic, the Heathrow flight path and a strange swarm of flying…

How Radio 5 Live transformed the airwaves

29 March 2014 9:00 am

It’s amazing to think that it’s 20 years since the launch of Radio 5 Live. But it was bright and…

Lives captured in transit

22 March 2014 9:00 am

It’s such a simple idea. Take a tape recorder. Hang around at the entrance to a railway station or in…

The sound of growing rhubarb

15 March 2014 9:00 am

When the BBC proposed to do away with 6 Music a few years ago, the media-savvy fans of the station…

Listening to genocide – and what came next

8 March 2014 9:00 am

It doesn’t take long for an international event of historic importance to fall off the news agenda. Ukraine is still…

The Today programme's 'Phwoof!' moment

1 March 2014 9:00 am

‘Phwhoof!’ exclaimed Evan at 8.27, before reluctantly turning us over to the sport report on Saturday morning’s Today (Radio 4).…

When a Chinese and a Japanese visit Tokyo's Yasukuni war shrine

22 February 2014 9:00 am

What does freedom mean to you? That’s the question the BBC World Service has been asking of us through its…

Ali risked his life to escape Afghanistan — and now teaches Britons how to survive there

15 February 2014 9:00 am

‘Brown is very good — no Cameron. David Cameron no good,’ he said. Just in case we weren’t sure what…

Some things are better heard on radio, than seen

8 February 2014 9:00 am

A double dose of BBC1 drama at the weekend (Silent Witness, Casualty) left me wondering whether there’s a link between…

Radio 3 needs to stay relevant, and world music is just the ticket

1 February 2014 9:00 am

When my colleague Charles Moore first began accusing Radio 3 of becoming ‘babyish’, and talking down to us as if…

Two women, ages 94 and 83, completely own The Archers

25 January 2014 9:00 am

You might think the main storyline in The Archers is all about Helen’s affair with dastardly Rob. (What does she…

When did you last hear a news report you could trust completely? 

18 January 2014 9:00 am

‘It put a lot upon us,’ said Christopher Jefferies’s aunt. ‘The ripples went on and did not stop for a…