Fiona Sturges is an arts columnist, interviewer, reviewer and associate Lecturer at Southampton Solent University
06 November 2014 12:00 AM
The journalist interviewed unusual or prominent figures over a game of chess
30 October 2014 12:00 AM
This is no cosy Woman's Hour-type programme, says Fiona Sturges
26 October 2014 12:00 AM
It’s a tired format, but recent attempts to subvert the promotional appearance have generated more heat than light
22 October 2014 11:26 PM
Radio 4's series gets the brain cells fizzing without pushing you over the edge
19 October 2014 12:00 AM
Fiona Sturges: 'The teary tributes to John Peel make me feel queasy - you'd think the BBC would have learned its lesson by now'
16 October 2014 12:00 AM
The late broadcaster was this week the subject of an adoring Radio 1 documentary called How John Peel Changed My Life, which featured Annie Nightingale, Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens and Michael Palin
25 September 2014 12:00 AM
It’s the kind of music that, should you have ingested something illegal and unexpectedly strong, could cause you to lose your mind permanently
Scottish independence: Amid the hysteria, the most measured debate came from the wise, young voices on Radio 1's Newsbeat
18 September 2014 12:00 AM
The lively late-night chat gave 16 to 24-year-old voters in Glasgow a chance to air their views, with both the Yes and No camps having their say
11 September 2014 12:00 AM
If the songwriter Judee Sill were alive today she'd be quite the sensation. Her ferocious wit, stormy love life, drug addiction and multiple brushes with the law would guarantee endless splashes in gossip mags and concerned columns about the fecklessness of youth.
04 September 2014 12:00 AM
We are, as a nation, uncomfortable with death. We're particularly squeamish when it comes to discussing the practicalities of a person's end, which is sad because it is one of the most revealing conversations you can have with your loved ones.
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests