Rosie Millard

Claudia Winkleman’s new Radio 2 show gets off to a brainless start

Plus: The History of English Podcast delivers delicious lightbulb moments in every episode

The producers of Claudia Winkleman's new Radio 2 show don't seem to think the listeners are very clever. Image: BBC / KEO Films / Nicky Johnston

Last Saturday on Radio 2 Claudia Winkleman was inaugurated as the host of what was formerly Graham Norton’s mid-morning spot. She announced her arrival by playing ‘Help!’ by the Beatles and offering a line-up comprised solely of fellow Saturday-night TV presenters. Here was Sir Tom Jones, calling in from ‘a terrace overlooking the Thames’ and repeating more or less the same interview he had delivered on Graham Norton’s TV show last month.

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