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The genius of Ken Dodd

11 November 2017 9:00 am

It’s always odd to hear a familiar voice on a different programme, playing an alternative role. They never sound quite…

Sarah Sands: George Osborne turns up to Radio 4 with an entourage; he thinks he’s Don Corleone

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Next month, the Today programme marks its 60th anniversary, so I have been mugging up on the archives. If there…

Russell Brand is duller than even the grimmest political interview

13 September 2014 9:00 am

I have just spent a few moments in bed with the popular comedian Russell Brand and I have to say…

Our spies have stopped chasing subversives. That's why we're in so much trouble

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Peter Clarke’s powerful report on the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham schools is confirmation of the weakness of David Cameron…

What kind of idiot tries to stand in the way of a national child abuse panic? I do

12 July 2014 9:00 am

As essay titles go, ‘On losing an argument with Tim Loughton MP’ may fail to catch the imagination; but there…

The Today programme's 'Phwoof!' moment

1 March 2014 9:00 am

‘Phwhoof!’ exclaimed Evan at 8.27, before reluctantly turning us over to the sport report on Saturday morning’s Today (Radio 4).…

Bye-bye Bric, hello Mint — are Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey really the new boom economies?  

11 January 2014 9:00 am

New year new ideas as we woke up on Monday morning to find ourselves in Lagos with Evan Davies trying…

Why didn't financial journalists blow the whistle on Paul Flowers? Robert Peston can't tell you

30 November 2013 9:00 am

As I listened to Robert Peston early last Friday fluffing on about the Revd Paul Flowers and the possible effect…

Last week's all-female Today proved women make for a more uplifting show

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Boy, we’ve had to wait a long time for this. But last Thursday morning something unusual happened on Radio 4;…