Radio 4

Lord Adonis Says Universities Are 'Coining It' And Challenges Vice Chancellor To Slash Salary In Live Radio Interview

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Politics

Lord Adonis challenged a university vice chancellor to halve his £295,000 salary so students could be offered cheaper fees. Labour peer Adonis, who ...

Alex Salmond Cut Off During Live BBC Interview As He Begins Sadomasochism Story

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond was abruptly cut off during a live BBC Radio 4 interview this morning just as he was about to tell an anecdote about sadomasochism. The f...

BBC Under Fire For Allowing 'Climate Change Denier' Nigel Lawson On Radio 4

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Politics

The BBC has come under fire for allowing former chancellor Nigel Lawson to discuss climate change - which he described as “clap trap” - on the Tod...

Theresa May Mocked For Dodging Radio 4's Women’s Hour

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK

Theresa May has earned more scorn for dodging further high-profile media scrutiny. The Tory leader has reportedly side-stepped an interview with BBC R...

Ed Sheeran To Become A Castaway Next Month For 'Desert Island Discs'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

Ed Sheeran will be following Bruce Springsteen, Kylie Minogue and other superstars into the castaway hot seat when he joins ‘Desert Island Discs’ ...

Remembering A Lone Voice - My Homage To Glyn Worsnip

Ed Green | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ed Green

A random experience on the morning commute made me think of the most inspired piece of radio I've ever heard. Stepping off a busy tube at St Paul's, ...

Woman's Hour Presenter In Storm Over Transgender Comments

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK

Woman’s Hour presenter Dame Jenni Murray has sparked controversy after suggesting that men who undergo sex change operations are not “real women...

As Desert Island Discs Celebrates 75 Years, Here Are 9 Emotional Episodes To Listen To

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

This weekend, Desert Island Discs is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, David Beckham will be taking a seat in Kirsty Young...

Kirsty Young Reveals Which 'Desert Island Discs' Guest She ‘Fell A Little Bit In Love With’

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

After almost 75 years on the radio, ‘Desert Island Discs’ has had more than its fair share of incredible guests choosing the eight records they’...

Prince Charles Gives 'Coded Attack' Against Trump And Far-Right

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK

Prince Charles has warned against the rise of populist groups that persecute minority faiths, something he said has “deeply disturbing echoes of the...

8-Year-Old Gets Brilliant Reply From The BBC After Offering To Step In For Big Ben

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Parents

An eight-year-old girl received a brilliant reply from the BBC when she wrote to them offering to stand in for Big Ben while he’s out of action. Pho...

Don't Give A Bible, BBC, There's A World Of Choice Out There!

Andrew Copson | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Andrew Copson

For non-Christians - the majority of Brits - the Bible isn't uniquely moral, uniquely important, or uniquely beautiful. Christian hegemony is out of date. Cast away on a desert island, people should be offered the book of their choice and we now have a whole wide world of inspiration to choose from.

Ian Botham 'Left Batting On A Sticky Wicket' During Bloodsport Clash With Chris Packham

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK

Sir Ian Botham was left batting on a sticky wicket following a heated debate with wildlife presenter Chris Packham on Friday as the pair went head-to-...

Hints of Tory Membership Flight Following May Coronation

Sam Harrison | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

In the hours following the announcement that Theresa May would become prime minister without a vote being put to the membership of the Conservative Pa...

BBC Broadcasts Moment Its Reporter Is Called P*** In Her Home Town

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK

BBC Radio 4 has aired the moment its journalist Sima Kotecha was called a 'P**i' by a Brexit voter in her home town of Basingstoke. Kotecha was in "ut...

Trump-Supporting Ann Coulter Brands Radio 4 Presenter 'Babycakes' During Fiery Interview

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK

BBC stalwart James Naughtie has revealed his surprise at being called "babycakes" during a fiery interview on Donald Trump's chances of success at bec...

The Archers Brings Stomas Into the Spotlight

Alex Walmsley | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Alex Walmsley

Like the other five million listeners to BBC Radio Four's "The Archers", I am gripped by the storyline which recently saw abused wife Helen stab her husband Rob Titchener... Once we learned that he'd survived, the next development was discovering that evil Rob had been given a stoma while he recovers from his life-saving bowel surgery.

Closing Newspaper Review Show After 60 Years Is A Sign Of Changing Times

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK

Former hosts of the soon-to-be axed 'What The Papers Say' have hailed its closure as "sadly inevitable" in the changing media landscape. Print jour...

This Archers Plotline Inspired People To Give Thousands To Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

A donations page setup on behalf of a fictional character from the world's longest-running radio soap opera has raised over £11,000 for a domestic vi...

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off Sir Michael's "Sort of Certain" Brexit Endorsement

Ian Baxter | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

So yes cooperation is challenging, joint decision making sometimes seems a pain. But the Britain Sir Michael and I both love has always had the confidence and courage to be outward looking, collaborative, forward thinking and a strong advocate of free trade. We will soon have the chance to prove that these great attributes remain.

Christmas Future: Sober?

Pete Jackson | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Pete Jackson

Alcoholism gets in deep. And it doesn't ever really go away. Like a virus that lingers in your system, ever ready to rear it's ugly head and shout 'Oi dickhead!! Remember me?!'

Watch Jim Naughtie's Hugely Emotional And Teary Farewell From 'Today' Programme

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK

James "Jim" Naughtie bid an emotional and teary farewell to the 'Today Programme' on Wednesday morning after presenting the show for 21 years. Co-h...

Nicky Morgan's Solution To Social Services Has Made A Lot Of People Very Angry

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

Nicky Morgan has come under fire from listeners after saying local authorities need to focus on "leadership" when it comes to children's services rath...

Jim Naughtie Made An Epically Rude Gaffe Live On BBC Radio 4 This Morning

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

BBC Radio 4 presenter James "Jim" Naughtie made a rather unfortunate gaffe live on air this morning, swearing quite aggressively for an as-yet-unknown...

'Voice Of Radio 4' Peter Donaldson Dies, Aged 70

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Radio 4 announcer and newsreader Peter Donaldson has died, at the age of 70. It was announced on the radio station's early morning news on Tuesday...