Damian Thompson Damian Thompson

BBC radio has excelled itself over the past week

There was a remarkable impartiality on Radio 4 and Radio 3's series of gimmick-free programmes was a blessed relief

The 14-year-old Princess Elizabeth makes her first radio broadcast on October 22, 1940. Image: CBW / Alamy Stock Photo

Already a subscriber? Log in

This article is for subscribers only

Subscribe today to get 3 months' delivery of the magazine, as well as online and app access, for only £3.

There’s no commitment, you can cancel any time.

  • Weekly delivery of the magazine
  • Unlimited access to our website and app
  • Enjoy Spectator newsletters and podcasts
  • Explore our online archive, going back to 1828


A blooming good offer

Join the conversation with other Spectator readers by getting the next 3 months for £3.

Already a subscriber? Log in