Lord Reith

‘Funny is now dangerous’: Michael Heath’s Desert Island Discs reviewed

13 August 2016 9:00 am

‘I’m off now,’ says Michael Heath, signing off from his selection of Desert Island Discs on Radio 4, ‘to go…

The BBC’s first director general, Lord Reith (Photo: Getty)

The story of the BBC

8 August 2015 9:00 am

The BBC was created out of the ether in 1922. Its first director general, Lord Reith, inhabited a cupboard some…

Why BBC Arabic is booming

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Last weekend BBC Arabic celebrated 77 years since John Reith (as he then was) launched the first foreign-language service of…

Daring? No. Well written? Yes

26 July 2014 9:00 am

This has all the appearance of a book invented by a publisher. Two years ago W. Sydney Robinson published an…