Archive for September, 2012


Foam, Five Live and an exploding light bulb

I took a break from Inside Edge today to work on an Outside Broadcast for my old BBC Radio 5 Live team. I’d forgotten how strange and stressful this sort of programme is to make. Take today. Liberal Democrat Party Conference. 10am. 250 listeners and a bunch of senior politicians packed into a nightclub on the Brighton seafront. The venue was hosting a foam party for Freshers until four am. Six hours later Lord Oakeshott was debating the finer points of Lib Dem ...