Broadcasting

I love broadcasting, and I've done everything from review movies for Radio 4's arts strand Front Row to introduce live classical concerts on Radio 3. I've also contributed to current-affairs programmes such as From Our Own Correspondent and the Today programme. As a presenter, I write and front radio documentaries and online videos, and have appeared as a specialist contributor in a number of TV documentaries, both internationally and in the UK.

Radio

In addition to making regular appearances as a reviewer and commentator on Front Row (Radio 4), Free Thinking/Night Waves (Radio 3) and various Five Live programmes, I've written and presented several documentaries and contributed to the BBC's From Our Own Correspondent and From Our Home Correspondent series.

Exit Burbage

BBC Radio 3
45 mins, 2018

In-depth documentary examining the life of Richard Burbage – the first actor to play Hamlet, and Shakespeare’s greatest collaborator. I travelled from London to Washington DC, trying to put flesh on the bones of this mysterious man.

Singing with Nightingales

BBC Radio 4
7 mins, 2017

Essay/thinkpiece on the nightingale for Radio 4's From Our Home Correspondent strand, reflecting on the songbird's rich artistic legacy – and its endangered present.

Resurrecting Comrade Boris

BBC Radio 4
7 mins, 2016

Piece for the legendary From Our Own Correspondent, reporting from Ekaterinburg, Russia, on the city’s newest attraction – a museum devoted to the life and times of Boris Yeltsin, the much-maligned former premier.

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Left-Handed Liberty

BBC Radio 3
45 mins, 2015

Radio 3 in-depth Sunday Feature on the unjustly neglected radical playwright John Arden, and his fascinating 1965 project to write a play about the anniversary of Magna Carta.


TV

I was a specialist contributor to BBC4/WGBH’s Shakespeare Uncovered TV series (2012) and Channel 4’s Shakespeare’s Tomb (2016).

I’ve been a panellist on the live debate programme The Big Questions (BBC1), and have often appeared live on BBC News as an arts commentator and journalist.


Online video

I’ve written and fronted a number of short arts documentaries for The Guardian, on topics including theatre, dance, design, architecture and visual art.