Ysenda Maxtone Graham

A gaping hole in the week

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

This is a gem of a book for Radio 4 lovers, particularly those of us who work out which day…

A word in your ear

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Do you, or do you not, fork out for an audioguide — one of those necklace-like, strappy contraptions you’re offered…

Who will be London’s next bishop?

11 February 2017 9:00 am

In typical theatrical style, the outgoing Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, he of the sonorous voice and imposing beard, ‘never…

Poor bewildered beasts

10 December 2016 9:00 am

If you’ve ever read a history of the early days of the Foundling Hospital, you’ll remember the shock: expecting to…

In praise of Advent

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The first Sunday of Advent is 27 November this year. For those of us who prefer Advent services to Christmas…

In praise of Advent

24 November 2016 3:00 pm

The first Sunday of Advent is 27 November this year. For those of us who prefer Advent services to Christmas…

Sweet sorrow

29 October 2016 9:00 am

So, is that it? The end of sweetness, and the end of taste? Physically speaking, those things will no doubt…

Hope, fights and grammar schools

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A typical Kentish town, with its grammar school at one end and its secondary school at the other, is a…

The vanity line

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn may not be right about many things, but when he sat on the floor of a train, hoping…

Death in Greenwich

23 July 2016 9:00 am

With the current political saga running in our heads, trumping all other stories, it has been hard to concentrate on…

Imperial ambitions

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Early on the morning of Friday 24 June, Darren Gratton went into his butcher’s shop in Barnstaple and changed his…