Handmade for dark times
20th March 2020
The FT advises that those climbing the walls at home take episodes of BBC 4's Handmade, on the hour, every hour. Those looking for episodes not on the iplayer will find them here.
21st December 2018
Bringing Larry Grayson back from the dead for ITV was easy. helping him out of the closet was not.
On Holy Ground
19th December 2018
For Easter and BBC1 and BBC4, painter of the moment Lachlan Goudie visits Israel and Palestine to talk renaissance art, the Crucifixion and The Madonna.
they do not mean to but they do
30th April 2017
Looking straight ahead helps men emote. Nick and I talk parents, unlock feelings.
About a Boy
9th November 2016
Called on by BBC2 to help Boy George remember his seventies childhood. If you recall them, you weren't there.
rooms with views
8th October 2016
explaining why I travel with lipstick and a camera
It’s a deja-vu thing
24th July 2016
Making a celebrity piece about the seventies, have come to realise how rough they were. Europe and the IMF kept us afloat. And then it was now.
23rd July 2016
BBC 4 listeners frequently angered by the uproar of butterflies in the soundtrack.
ramp access all areas
4th July 2016
most presenters are pond-life. This one has special requirements that make her more interesting than the standard single-celled variety.
Land of Dopes
27th June 2016
Heading North with Beatrix Potter, who wrote fantasies, while dwelling on the Brexiteers, who believe in them.
21st April 2016
nobody more astonished than me to be handed new doorstop
transports of delight
4th October 2015
A BBC pilot about rare and expensive cars forces me to confront something unforseen about my masculinity: it exists
15th April 2015
The BBC 4 Handmade series is delivered, time to return, reluctantly, to the real world
2nd March 2015
Back from the south and heading north to recce for more Slow TV
21st January 2015
In Tasmania with Rick Stein for a tasty Pacific Rim travel/cookery fusion, and it's protein all the way.