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Is it time to turn off the Today programme?

Out of date—or up to it? Charlotte Runcie and Lucy Winkett discuss fake news, shouting at the radio—and whether it's time to turn off Today

By Prospect Team   October 2018

Is it time to turn off the Today programme? Host John Humphreys divides opinion. Photo: Prospect composite


Yes: Charlotte Runcie

Birdsong, coffee, sunlight streaming through the windows: these are all good things to wake up to in the morning. The Today programme on Radio 4, sadly, is not. I’m not the only one who thinks so. In the last year, Today has lost 800,000 listeners—over 10 per cent of its total. BBC bosses have attributed the ratings…

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