Today Programme

Radio 4's 'Thought For The Day' Was A Priest Talking About Fellatio On The Beach

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK

The Today programme’s ‘Thought for the Day’ bills itself as “reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news”. Never h...

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...

You May Have Missed This Awkward Moment On The Today Programme

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK

Astute Radio 4 listeners may have picked up on a rather awkward moment on Thursday’s Today programme as presenters discussed the recent BBC pay reve...

Len McCluskey Backtracked On Labour 200 Seats Success Claim Because He 'Woke Up Feeling More Optimistic', Says John McDonnell

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Politics

Unite leader Len McCluskey rowed back from claims holding just 200 seats would be a good night for Labour because he ‘woke up feeling more optimisti...

Why Stoke Locals Were Right To Call Out The Negative Media Narrative About Their 'Brilliant City'

Giselle Green | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics
Giselle Green

She's right. Until we start investigating why some things are working, we're not going to be able to fix the things that aren't.

Lauri Love Forced To Point Out 'Prejudicial Questions' During Awkward BBC Interview

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK

A BBC presenter has been criticised for her line of questioning with an autistic British man who is to be extradited over accusations of hacking the c...

Laura Bates Praised For Eloquently Dismantling 'Banter' Claims About Trump

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK

Does us talking about the #Trumptapes make things better or worse? Laura from @EverydaySexism takes us to task. #r4today—...

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...

Yvette Cooper Says It's Time For 'Silenced' Women To 'Reclaim The Internet'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

Labour MP Yvette Cooper is calling for women to "reclaim the internet", comparing increasing levels on social media abuse to harassment and stalking w...

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...

Diane Abbott Gets A Social Media Roasting After Brutal Radio 4 Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

Diane Abbott has sparked uproar on social media after an interview on BBC's Today programme when she attempted to play down tensions in the shadow cab...

"This really is tedious": Listen as Tory Rebel Accuses BBC Of EU Bias Live On Radio 4

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Politics

Tory rebel Bernard Jenkin accused the BBC of “unintentional cultural bias” this morning during a frosty interview live on Radio 4’s flagship Tod...

Nick Robinson Is Going To Replace Jim Naughtie On 'Today'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

Nick Robinson is set to replace Jim Naughtie as presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, it was revealed on Thursday. In a tweet, BBC News’ ...

Ex-MP Just Gave An Extraordinary Interview About Child Abuse Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

A former Conservative MP has denied being a member of "any rent boy ring" in a extraordinary interview, given as police searched his home over the all...

Savile Producers 'Set Up' Girl To Appear Alongside Jim'll Fix It Paedophile

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

A young girl was "set up" to appear with a convicted paedophile on Jimmy Savile's Jim'll Fix It, it has been claimed. Keith Harding, a leading anti...

Alan Henning Tragedy Takes Troubling New Turn After Moazzam Begg Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK

The debate over whether to negotiate with Islamic State over their hostages has intensified, after former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg said he off...

Britain 'Can't Rule Out' Sending In Ground Troops To Fight IS

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK

Britain cannot rule out having to send in ground troops to do "the dirty work" in the fight against Islamic State (IS) because air power alone is not ...

No Baby! Now Austin Powers Enters Scottish Independence Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

The actor behind Austin Powers has become the latest celebrity to come out against Scottish independence. After David Bowie, Pope Francis, Hilary C...

BBC Tries To Boost Diversity With Course

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

The BBC sent its senior journalists on a course designed to stamp out "unconscious bias" against ethnic minorities, in a bid to recruit a more diverse...

Nigel Farage Says Expenses Story 'Another Political Attack On Ukip'

Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has insisted reports he siphoned off nearly £60,000 of EU money into his personal account are "yet another politically-motiv...

In Defence of a Friend

John Parish | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Parish

Polly Harvey is my best friend and I know her to be meticulous and considered in everything she does. The amazing line up of guests for Today she was able to draw from is testament to how well thought of she is.

Fraught For The Day

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

PJ Harvey took the reins on the Today programme on Thursday morning - and caused quite a stir. Julian Assange was put in charge of Thought for the ...

Assange To Appear On Radio 4 'Unedited'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Singer PJ Harvey has chosen Julian Assange as a thought-provoking guest to appear on Radio 4's Today programme. The WikiLeaks' founder, who has bee...

Backlash After Hate Preacher Given Prime Today Programme Slot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The BBC is facing a backlash after handing hate preacher Anjem Choudary the prime interview slot on the flagship Today programme. The former leader...