Radio presenter Evan Davis suffered an amusing on-air blunder after being put through to the wrong Robert Shapiro for a segment on TV cameras being allowed into UK courts.
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BBC Radio 4 has announced a raft of “solution-finding” programmes for the new year.
Sir Paul McCartney has revealed he recorded a “secret” Christmas album that only his family has ever listened to.
The Archers has commissioned a mince pie spin-off for fans who want to hear more of the rural soap’s background noise.
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has signed up to guest edit the Today programme.
Russell T Davies has said if he had a Tardis he would travel back to the moment he first met his late partner.
Sue MacGregor is stepping down as host on Radio 4’s The Reunion.
Kathy Burke has joked that being furious with “miserable old git” John Humphrys over the years was almost like a marriage.
BBC broadcaster John Humphrys ended his final Today show with a swipe at politicians who snub political interviews in favour of social media.
Nicholas Parsons missed a recording of his Just A Minute radio show for the second time in more than 50 years due to a back problem.
John Cooper Clarke has said he did not want to quit heroin.
Nadiya Hussain has said she will focus on the challenge of “juggling childcare and career demands” when she takes over Woman’s Hour for a one-off special.
Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has said locals near Worthy Farm would vent anger at her family in the early days of the festival.
Comedian Jo Brand has apologised for making a joke about throwing battery acid over politicians.
Nigel Farage has accused Jo Brand of inciting violence following comments she made during a BBC Radio 4 show.
Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid was told “black people don’t make art” before her career success.
Writer Neil Gaiman has said he feels sorry for Jeremy Hunt after sensing an “aura of fear” coming from the Foreign Secretary during a media appearance to discuss Brexit.
Miles Jupp is quitting The News Quiz to focus on acting, writing and his family.
Kathy Clugston has said she discussed equal pay when she signed on as the new chairwoman of Gardeners’ Question Time.
The BBC is launching an experimental podcast and radio play starring Pearl Mackie in an all-female cast.