Kate Chisholm

The Today programme’s ‘Phwoof!’ moment

It's days like this that make it worth all those early starts

Anti-government protestors outside a parliamentary building in Kiev Photo: AFP/Getty

‘Phwhoof!’ exclaimed Evan at 8.27, before reluctantly turning us over to the sport report on Saturday morning’s Today (Radio 4). His intense connection with what he had just listened to in the studio (and we had heard at home while slowly waking up to the day) as Gavin Hewitt and Duncan Crawford reported from the centre of Kiev was palpable.

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