BBC Three was a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Launched on 9 February 2003 as a replacement for BBC Choice, the service's remit was to provide "innovative programming" to a target audience of viewers between 16 and 34 years old, leveraging technology as well as new talent. Unlike its commercial rivals, 90% of BBC Three's output originated from the United Kingdom. 70% was original, covering all genres, including animation, current affairs, drama. BBC Three had a unique 60 Seconds format for its news bulletins, adopted so that operation of the channel could be automated, without the complication of dealing with variable-length live news broadcasts; the former controller of the station, Zai Bennett, left to join Sky Atlantic in July 2014, at which point BBC Three commissioner Sam Bickley became acting controller. Until February 2016, the network broadcast on Freeview, digital cable, IPTV and Satellite television platforms, was on-air from 7 pm to around 4 am each night to share terrestrial television bandwidth with CBBC.
In March 2014, as a result of a planned £100 million budget cut across the BBC, it was proposed that BBC Three be discontinued as an'open' television service, be converted to an over-the-top Internet television service with a smaller programming budget and a focus on short-form productions. Despite significant public opposition, the proposal was provisionally approved by the BBC Trust in June 2015, with a new consultation open until 30 September of that year; the TV channel ceased operations on 16 February 2016. In late 2001, the BBC decided to reposition and rebrand their two digital channels so that they could be more linked to the well established BBC One and BBC Two, their plan was for BBC Knowledge to be replaced with BBC Four—which took place in 2002—and for BBC Choice to be replaced with BBC Three. However, questions were raised over the proposed format of the new BBC Three, as some thought the new format would be too similar to the BBC's commercial rivals, namely ITV2 and E4, would be unnecessary competition.
The channel was given the go ahead, eleven months after the original launch date, launched on 9 February 2003. The channel was launched by Stuart Murphy, who ran BBC Choice, before that UK Play, the now-discontinued UKTV music and comedy channel. At 33, Murphy was still the youngest channel controller in the country, a title he had held since launching UK Play at the age of 26. On 12 May 2011, BBC Three was added to the Sky EPG in the Republic of Ireland on channel 229, it was moved to channel 210 on 3 July 2012, to free up space for new channels. It was moved to 115. For the duration of the 2012 Summer Olympics, BBC Three increased its broadcasting hours to 24 hours to provide extra coverage of Olympic events. Broadcast hours were extended again for the 2014 Commonwealth Games with BBC Three broadcasting from 9:00 am to 4:00 am for the duration of the games. On 16 July 2013 the BBC announced that a high-definition simulcast of BBC Three would be launched by early 2014; the channel launched on 10 December 2013.
In February 2014, BBC Director-General Tony Hall announced that cuts of £100 million would have to be made at the corporation. On 5 March 2014, Hall announced a proposal to convert BBC Three to an online-only service, with an 50% cut in its programming budget, a larger emphasis on short form content due to the cut in funding; these changes formed part of a package of proposals from the BBC, including extending CBBC's hours, respending £30m on BBC One audiences for drama, launching a one-hour timeshift channel of BBC One. There was notable backlash against the measures, with celebrities including Greg James, Matt Lucas and Jack Whitehall speaking out. A petition against the move on change.org has gathered over 300,000 signatures. However, there was some support from media commentators, those who backed a "slimmer" BBC; when the BBC revealed the full detail in December 2014, it admitted there was widespread opposition from BBC Three viewers but said there was support for the wider package of proposals.
They believed the public welcomed a BBC One +1 as it admits "a vast majority of viewing still takes place on linear channels". The'Save BBC Three' campaign pointed out this was a contradiction to what the BBC said about BBC Three; the BBC Trust began a 28-day public consultation regarding the plans on 20 January 2015 and it ended with a protest outside Broadcasting House. As part of the consultation a letter of 750 names against the move from the creative industry was sent to the BBC Trust, this had the backing of a number of celebrities including Daniel Radcliffe, Aidan Turner, Olivia Colman and Lena Headey; the polling company ICM concluded a "large majority" of those that replied to the consultation were against the move with respondents concerned about those who cannot stream programming online, the effect of the content budget cuts, the BBC's own admission the audience numbers would drop. The Save BBC Three campaign has argued the transition period is too short and that programmes like Family Guy and Don't Tell the Bride have not performed as well on BBC One and BBC Two with the 16-34 year old audience, in comparison to BBC Three.
It did not consider the proposals cost-effective because the BBC will need to spend on a new brand and triple advertising budgets to increase awareness of the new service. Nonetheless, the BBC Trust issued its final decision to approve the transition in November 2015, citing the fact th
Coriona Kear Ware Corfield is a BBC Radio 4 continuity announcer and newsreader. Raised near Stratford-upon-Avon, Corfield was educated at Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls, where she became Head Girl, at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she read English and Drama, she first joined the BBC as a studio manager in 1983 with the World Service. In 1987 she worked at the new BBC 648, became a newsreader for the World Service and read the news on Radio 4 from 1988. Between 1991 and 1995 she lived in South Africa, where she worked at Radio 702, she worked as a producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She returned to Radio 4 in 1995. Over a period from late 2010, with colleague Kathy Clugston, Corfield persuaded broadcasters connected with Radio 4 to don the'slanket of con', a garment purportedly worn by continuity announcers in the air-conditioned chill of studio 40B as they read the late night shipping bulletin, has photographed the wearers in various comic poses; the garment has since been sold.
Corrie Corfield BBC Radio 4 Slanket of Con Independent September 2003 Corrie Corfield on Twitter
Working Lunch was a television programme broadcast on BBC Two which covered business, personal finance and consumer news between 1994 and 2010. The programme was first aired on 19 September 1994, it had a quirky, relaxed style when compared to other BBC business shows such as World Business Report. In April 2010, the BBC announced that the programme was being cancelled at the end of July 2010. GMT with George Alagiah took its place in the schedule at 12:30 on BBC Two; the original title sequence created by Piers Helm, featured a real goldfish and a rubber shark in a tank that contained the programme's subject matter represented as kitsch fish tank objects. These objects were a treasure chest, factory and a version of the Richard Rogers Lloyds building; the title sequence led to a virtual set, designed to look like a converted warehouse when in fact, the studio it came from was the smallest BBC News studio. By 2000, the title sequence had been changed by BBC Design to a computer generated sequence in which a goldfish is trying to escape from a shark on board a sunken ship.
The programme graphics reflected this style with a marine-themed studio background. Other graphics were in a "crude clipart" style; the show was relaunched on 6 October 2008, with new titles and presenters. The familiar goldfish and shark were replaced by a piggy bank. Presenters Paddy O'Connell, Adam Shaw and Nik Wood, were replaced by Declan Curry and Naga Munchetty, the latter joining from Bloomberg TV; the new format was unpopular with the vast majority of comments about it were negative. The show was presented by Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw. Chiles left the programme on 26 January 2007 after twelve-and-a-half-years, to become the co-host of the BBC One current affairs and lifestyle programme The One Show, he was replaced by Nik Wood. On Fridays, Paddy O'Connell fronted the show with Shaw instead of Wood. Both O'Connell and Shaw bowed out on 26 September 2008. In 2007, former footballer Graeme Le Saux presented a series of items recorded in his birthplace of Jersey. Jenny Culshaw, a senior producer on the show occasionally presented items.
Other members of the Working Lunch team included Rachel Burden, Simon Gompertz, Rachel Horne, Rob Pittam and Gillian Lacey-Solymar. From 6 October 2008, a revamped lineup saw BBC Breakfast's former business presenter, Declan Curry, Naga Munchetty take over studio presentation, with Wood returning to his former role of roving reporter, alongside Rob Pittam. Gillian Lacey-Solymar left the show on 29 January 2010; the show had a regular cast of experts like Justin Urquhart Stewart. The show had a regular weekday slot at 12.30 pm until 1 pm, except on Wednesdays when it was broadcast an hour later. The programme was broadcast for 42 weeks of the year, taking a break for Easter and some sports tournaments coverage, such as Wimbledon, the Olympic Games and golf; the Bottom Line Working Lunch at BBC Online. Working Lunch on IMDb
That Mitchell and Webb Sound
That Mitchell and Webb Sound is a comedy sketch show on BBC Radio 4 which started on 28 August 2003. A second series was broadcast in 2005 with a third starting on 24 May 2007; the series became adapted for television as That Mitchell and Webb Look in 2006. The series is seen in some ways a follow-up to The Mitchell and Webb Situation, a sketch show shown on Play UK in 2001; that Mitchell and Webb Sound returned to BBC Radio 4 for a fourth series in 2009, the first episode broadcasting on 25 August 2009. A fifth series was announced in September 2013, began transmission on 26 November 2013; the series stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb who write a fair amount of the material. Performing in the show are James Bachman and regular Mitchell and Webb collaborator Olivia Colman. Sarah Hadland joined the cast for the fourth series. Apart from Mitchell and Webb, a fair proportion of the sketches are written by the other cast members and other writers; these include Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, Mark Evans, David Quantick, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Toby Davies, Simon Kane and John Finnemore.
It is produced by Gareth Edwards. The series has no fixed format but there are a number of recurring scenarios and sketch formats. Most of the recurring characters appear in the first two series. Ted and Peter - a parody of television snooker commentary. Ted and Peter are a pair of jaded ex-players, whose voiceover trails off from describing the game, revealing more than they should about their personal lives and the murky behind-the-scenes, hard-drinking, hard-fighting, dog-eat-dog world of the sport and its commentators. Friends Of... - Mitchell and Webb prepare a party guest list, realise that one of the guests will bring along a famous literary or historical figure. An extra twist is that positive figures are described as party wreckers and infamous figures are celebrated; the arrival of James Bond is dreaded. Other guests have included Dr Jekyll and the Mystery Inc. gang of Scooby-Doo. Imagine That - A parody of intelligent panel shows. A set of intellectuals are asked to conceive of various bizarre ideas, such as "the biggest jacket potato they can think of."
One episode was mistakenly called "Imagine Hat", due to "a printing error in the Radio Times". The panellists therefore had to imagine a hat. Mitchell's character, Professor David Trussell, is deranged; this is the only recurring sketch. Big Talk - Host Raymond Terrific shouts at his panel of "boffins," demanding they solve the world's problems. Adrian Locket - Adrian is a weary late-night local radio DJ who harbours no illusions about his audience, his life is about as dark as the hours he works. The Lazy Film Writers - A parody of various film genres; the writers are reluctant to carry out research for their next film, make films with generic storylines, oversimplified dialogue and glaring inaccuracies. Members of the crew on a spaceship are at one point warned that "breathing space is bad for you"; the Surprising Adventures of Sir Digby Caesar-Salad - Characters in Series 1 and 3. Sir Digby and his sidekick Ginger believe that they are detectives in the style of Dick Barton when in fact they are drunken tramps.
They are so poor that they have to hum their own theme tune, sung as the intrepid duo are escaping from a crime scene, fight each other for loose change. They believe that plots are being hatched against them by their "nemesis" described as "some bastard, responsible". Henchmen of their nemesis turn up in the shape of the police; when the series transferred to television, Sir Digby was renamed Sir Digby Chicken Caesar, he kept this name for the third radio series. In series three, Sir Digby thought his nemesis had contaminated a water supply, which led him to investigate a brewery. Jason, the New Presenter - A recurring character in Series 1, played by Webb. Jason appeared in a fly-on-the-wall documentary where he killed himself, subsequently became the star of the show; as a result, he now presents a wide range of make-over shows. Jason tends to be rather insensitive, concerned only with himself and his fame; as such, he tends to insult his guests. Little Date - A series of sketches in Series 3.
Webb plays a man who has a different job in every sketch, who encounters a woman whom he verbally attacks and ridicules until she cries. When the woman is as crying, Webb asks her out on a "little date," to which the woman always agrees, in the hope of feeling better. Stargate - A series of sketches in Series 4. Mitchell plays the manager of Brown's Orthopaedic Supplies, an office that just happens to have a Stargate among its office equipment which the staff keep abusing; the Old Lady Job Justification Hearings - A series of sketches in Series 4. Set about 30 years into the future, these are recordings of meetings between people who have different jobs trying to justify what they do is a "proper" job to a group of old women. In the final episode of the series and Webb themselves were the subjects of the hearings. Christopher Hitchens Hour - A series of sketches in Series 4 which satirised Christopher Hitchens by giving him his own television show on the childr
Cabin Pressure (radio series)
Cabin Pressure is a radio sitcom written and created by John Finnemore and directed and produced by David Tyler. It follows the exploits of the eccentric crew of the single aeroplane owned by "MJN Air" as they are chartered to take all manner of items, people or animals across the world; the show stars Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam and Benedict Cumberbatch. The series was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008. Critical reception to the series was positive and four series have been broadcast, along with a special 2010 Christmas Day episode; the fourth series consisting of six episodes was broadcast in January and February 2013. The show's finale, entitled "Zurich", was broadcast as a two-part special on 23 and 24 December 2014; the series' opening music is Mikhail Glinka's Overture to Lyudmila. The story takes place at MJN Air, the world's smallest airline, consisting of just one 16-seater plane: a "Lockheed McDonnell 312", registration Golf Echo Romeo Tango India, thus nicknamed "Gerti"; the company name derives from when owner Carolyn Knapp-Shappey was awarded Gerti as part of her divorce settlement with her awful Australian husband Gordon Shappey and thus proudly proclaimed that Gerti was: "My Jet Now".
The company is so small, with Carolyn joking that rather than an airline MJN is more of an "airdot" than an "airline", that everything is run on a tight budget and they are willing to take on any job to keep the business going. The company is based in the fictional Fitton Airport, located somewhere in the Midlands; each episode is named after a different city each beginning with successive letters of the alphabet. The episodes were not broadcast in alphabetical order, but The Complete Cabin Pressure: From A to Z collection does play the episodes alphabetically; the story follows the day-to-day working life of MJN Air and its crew of four: Carolyn, the owner and stewardess. Much of the plot revolves around the relationship between Martin. While Martin is the captain, Douglas is more experienced, most people consider Douglas to be superior to him in every way; when meeting both men most guests mistakenly believe Douglas to be the captain rather than Martin. Carolyn refers to Douglas as the "good pilot" and Martin as the "safe pilot".
While Douglas gets paid, Martin does not because Carolyn cannot afford it. Thus Martin has a second job with his own business, Icarus Removals, using a van he inherited from his late father, lives a life of poverty. Douglas, has to do his job in order to pay two different alimonies, tries to keep secret from his third wife Helena that he is not a captain, it is revealed that Helena is having an affair. Douglas is a recovering alcoholic, having been sober for a period of several years at the time the story begins, although he tries to prevent anyone else from knowing about it, fearing it will tarnish his image. Much of the time spent on the flight-deck is spent with the crew playing various games to pass the time such as "People Who Aren't Evil But Have Evil Sounding Names", "Brians of Britain", "Books That Sound More Interesting with the Final Letter Knocked Off" and "The Travelling Lemon", in which the crew try to hide a lemon in plain sight of the passengers without anyone complaining; this is the origin of the phrase "The lemon is in play," used by Douglas in the episodes Qikiqtarjuaq and Zurich Part 2.
Though MJN squabble among themselves, in several episodes the crew unite to combat a common enemy or problem. A recurring antagonist is Gordon Shappey, Carolyn's ex-husband and Arthur's father, who resents Carolyn obtaining the jet in the divorce and tries to reacquire it through fair means and foul. Other recurring characters include Mr Birling, who every year hires the plane to take him to see the final match in the Six Nations Rugby Union tournament. On "Birling Day", the crew toady to Birling in the hope; every Birling Day Douglas attempts to steal Birling's whisky and sell it on while Carolyn and the rest of the crew try to stop him. Another recurring character is Captain Hercules "Herc" Shipwright, a former colleague of Douglas who now works at Scottish airline Air Caledonia. Herc is an occasional rival to Douglas and a love interest to Carolyn, though she is reluctant to reciprocate Herc's affections. Princess Theresa of Liechtenstein appears in the final season, first appearing when she hires MJN to take her younger brother and ruling monarch King Maxi to Fitton so he can return to school.
She and Martin begin a romantic relationship. In the two-part series finale Martin is given a paid job at Swiss Air, which means MJN has to close down and Gerti has to be sold. However, when Gordon tries to purchase Gerti, Arthur puts in a gigantic bid to stop his father from buying the plane. Douglas suspects that there is something valuable hidden on the plane and MJN manage to buy back Gerti, his suspicions prove correct when he discovers that Gordon had replaced the wiring of the plane with gold, not expecting that Carolyn would get the plane in their divorce. Martin concludes he is more skilled pilot than he thought, having been struggling in the past years with a poorly weighted plane, the solution to Carolyn's financial problems has been right under her nose all along
The Now Show
The Now Show is a British radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4, which satirises the week's news. The show is a mixture of stand-up, sketches and songs hosted by Hugh Dennis; the show used to feature regular appearances by Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin, a monologue by Marcus Brigstocke, music by Mitch Benn, Pippa Evans or Adam Kay, but now features a much wider range of contributors. Most episodes will feature a special guest. Past guests include Robin Ince, Rory Bremner, Dave Gorman, Simon Munnery, Al Murray, Andy Zaltzman, Paul Sinha, Richard Stilgoe, Dr Phil Hammond, Barry Cryer, John Finnemore, Andy Parsons, Shappi Khorsandi, Nathan Caton, Grace Petrie, Sarah Kendall and Francesca Martinez. Jon Culshaw has featured on the 2004 and 2005 Christmas editions and starred in the 2008 Christmas edition. Guests have stood in for absent cast members; the series is a successor to the early 1990s topical comedy show The Mary Whitehouse Experience, in which Punt and Dennis were a key part, although its origins lie with the short-lived Live on Arrival from 1988.
The programme first aired on 26 September 1998. Repeats of The Now Show can be heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra. In October 2016, long-running cast member Jon Holmes reported that he had been fired because'the BBC want to recast with more women and diversity.' The programme is recorded in front of a studio audience on the Thursday evening before the Friday broadcast. On Friday 22 July 2005, The Now Show was broadcast without a studio audience due to the attempted 21 July 2005 London Bombings; the show's regular venue, The Drill Hall was close to the site of one of the failed bomb attacks and had been cordoned off by police. Hugh Dennis opened the show with the words "with us are Laura Shavin, Jon Holmes, Marcus Brigstocke and Mitch Benn... and no audience". The 18th series, running from April to May 2006, was the first Radio 4 comedy series to be made available on podcast, as part of a trial, or to be downloaded directly from the BBC Radio 4 web page, both for seven days after broadcast; the podcast had some of the music cut because of restrictions due to artist royalties, although the complete show could still be heard for seven days after the broadcast on the BBC's listen again feature.
This podcast was the fourth most popular podcast in August 2006, according to Schott's Almanac. However, due to the end of the trial, the 22nd series, running from June to August 2007, was not available for download; the podcast has returned, as part of the "Friday Night Comedy" podcast, alternating with The News Quiz. A version of the show entitled The Vote Now Show has been broadcast in the run-up to the 2010, 2015 UK general elections and 2017 UK general elections; the format is broadly the same, incorporating many of the show's regular performers and an additional political guest interviewed by Punt and Dennis. The episodes are more frequent than usual and the programme is transmitted at 11pm on the day of recording, so it can incorporate that day's campaign news to make it more topical; the first series had three programmes a week on Mondays and Wednesdays, in 2015 it was twice weekly. Clips of politicians are more to feature, as the broadcasting restrictions for House of Commons footage do not apply to election events.
During the London 2012 Olympics a similar run of six live programmes based on the ongoing events entitled The Now Show 2012 Live was broadcast. The Now Show was voted as the "Best British Radio Panel Show/Satire" for 2008 in The Comedy.co.uk Awards. In March 2009, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis were criticised for comparing the planned comeback of 1980s pop star Michael Jackson with that of the IRA. Punt and Dennis, together with Holmes and other cast members, published two books, The Now Show Book and The Now Show Book of World Records. A collection of four episodes of the series from 2002 were released on CD and audio cassette on 29 July 2002. A further collection of highlights from the 2004–2005 series was released for download through Audible.com and iTunes. Official site The Now Show at epguides.com The Now Show at British Comedy Guide
The World at One
The World at One, or WATO for short, is BBC Radio 4's long-running lunchtime news and current affairs programme, broadcast from 1300 to 1345 from Monday to Friday. The programme describes itself as "Britain's leading political programme. With a reputation for rigorous and original investigation, it is required listening in Westminster"; because of the programme's nature it is agenda setting, with interviews leading the headlines from lunchtime through to early evening. From 7 November 2011, the programme was extended in length to 45 minutes; this means the thirty-minute programmes at one time broadcast after The World at One have now found a new time slot on the Radio 4 schedule. A fifteen-minute programme now fills the gap till 2 pm; the programme began on 4 October 1965 on the BBC Home Service and its launch is considered to have been key in making news programmes'appointment to listen' broadcasting. As the head of BBC Radio, Jenny Abramsky, the programme started at a time when the Today programme was still in a more comfortable magazine format.
The World at One "broke new ground in news broadcasting and was one of the reasons why radio is still important today", helping establish a form of current affairs programme that influenced the creation of Newsnight in 1980 and Channel 4 News in 1982. The launch of The World at One was part of a wider change in BBC news and current affairs coverage: more journalists were arriving from Fleet Street and replacing a more sedate and collegiate culture. John Timpson said that by 1966 or 1967, "n Oxbridge accent was no longer as important as a good contacts book, a shrewd eye for a new angle, a skin like a rhinoceros" and that the news offices "no longer had the leisurely atmosphere of a club smoking room"; the programme had attracted criticism as it seemed to blend together news and current affairs, break down the distinction made between reporting and interpretation. David Hendy, in Life on Air: A History of Radio Four, said that this change was more a change in aesthetic than it was in underlying organizational structure: "by allowing the programme presenter to write and deliver the headlines, it did appear to blur it on air".
In his history of radio news and current affairs, "Public Issue Radio", Hugh Chignell pointed out that The World at One was a successful but a profoundly controversial innovation. It provided a successful approach to news and current affairs which would be cloned elsewhere but at the same time it horrified the more Reithian wing of the BBC who reacted in the 1970s by creating single subject current affairs programmes in reaction to The World at One's vulgar journalism; that vulgarity was personified by its first presenter, William Hardcastle, a former editor of the Daily Mail and had been Washington Correspondent for Reuters. The Radio Academy Hall of Fame says he "had a businesslike, but warm broadcasting voice, a style that emphasised fact rather than comment, bringing some Fleet Street urgency to the radio presentation of news". Hardcastle did not want to do the programme every day so Andrew Boyle suggested he share the job with William Davis another presenter whose career did not wholly depend on the BBC.
The programme was a success from the start. Over two million people were tuning in by the end of 1965, would reach four million by 1975. In 1998, the Controller of Radio 4, James Boyle, reduced the duration of the programme from 40 to 30 minutes as part of a series of schedule changes; the World at One is still known for its robust journalism. After a short introduction to the programme, there is a six-minute news bulletin, followed by serious political interviews and in-depth reports, its audience reach has risen to 3.3 million listeners, with an average daily audience of around 1.4 million. Robin Day, James Naughtie and Nick Clarke are amongst the list of previous presenters of the programme. From late 2005, Shaun Ley presented the show while Clarke recovered from an operation to remove cancer in his left leg. Clarke returned part-time in August 2006. Other stand-in presenters have included Brian Hanrahan, Guto Harri, Laura Trevelyan, Stephen Sackur, Carolyn Quinn, James Robbins and Mark Mardell.
The main presenter until March 2018 was Martha Kearney, who presented from Monday to Thursday, with Ley in the chair on Friday. In April 2018 Sarah Montague took over the lead presenting role from Kearney, who left to take over Montague's previous role as part of the Today team. In 2012 and 2014 the programme was nominated as one of the best news and current affairs programmes in the Radio Academy Awards; the previous week's programmes can be listened to again using BBC downloaded as a podcast. Many reporters and producers have spent some time working on the programme including Sue MacGregor, Kirsty Wark, Charlie Lee-Potter, Ted Harrison, Jonathan Dimbleby, Roger Cook, George Alagiah, Jenny Abramsky, Roger Hearing, Sian Williams, Sandra Harris, Nicholas Barrett, Peter Biles, Kirsty Lang, Martin Fewell, Shelagh Fogarty, David Jessel, Nick Ross, Ben Bradshaw, Juliet Bremner, Susannah Simons, Pallab Ghosh and Martha Kearney. William Hardcastle William Davis Brian Widlake David Jessel Sir Robin Day James Naughtie Nick Clarke Martha Kearney Shaun Ley Today – Radio 4's early morning stablemate to The World at One.
PM – Radio 4's early evening stablemate to The World at One. The World Tonight – Radio 4's late evening stablemate to The World at One; the World This Weekend - Radio 4's Sunday stablemate to The World at One. Chignell, Hugh Public Issue Radio Palgrave