John Humphrys

John Humphrys has the last laugh at Oldie of the Year

30 January 2018 18:04

John Humphrys has had a rough time of late. Not only has the Today programme anchor voluntarily taken three pay…

John Humphrys, equal pay crusader

15 January 2018 17:53

It’s been an awkward week or so for John Humphrys. The Today programme presenter – who is thought to earn…

Who will watch for BBC bias in the EU referendum campaign?

26 February 2016 7:00

It is wearisome work, but I hope the ‘leave’ campaign is carefully monitoring the BBC’s coverage of the referendum. On Monday,…

The BBC has become obsessed with sex

16 February 2016 11:01

So Pope John Paul II had a mistress. That’s not quite what the BBC’s Panorama asserted, but they chucked around…

Listen: John Humphrys raps to grime music on Today

12 February 2016 9:05

John Humphrys gave Today show listeners cause to splutter into their cornflakes this morning. The BBC anchor attempted to rap to…

Why sorry isn’t the hardest word for Bernard Hogan-Howe

11 February 2016 9:46

Bernard Hogan-Howe did his best to appear calm on the Today show but it is clear he is increasingly rattled…

Is John Humphrys turning into a ‘patronising old duffer’?

22 December 2015 11:57

This morning Today show presenters Justin Webb and John Humphrys found themselves under fire after they listed the guest editors that…

Here’s what Tim Farron should have said to John Humphrys and Cathy Newman

20 July 2015 16:10

Three interesting bits of theology in the media last week, two of them thanks to Tim Farron. Interviewing Farron, John…

First James Naughtie, now John Humphrys slips up over Jeremy Hunt

16 July 2015 12:32

When James Naughtie steps down from the Today programme this autumn, his Jeremy Hunt gaffe will stand out as one of…

The real reason Jeremy Clarkson’s gone? The BBC loathed his politics

25 March 2015 19:15

I still don’t know which way John Humphrys votes and I’ve been a friend of the chap for more than…

I suspected the ‘liberal’ fascists would eventually get Jeremy Clarkson

10 March 2015 21:21

I read that Jeremy Clarkson had been suspended by the BBC for ‘a fracas’ with a producer. We don’t know…

John Humphrys and the BBC’s disdain for market capitalism

21 October 2014 15:44

Last week’s market tremor, provoked by renewed fears of eurozone stagnation and a slowdown in global growth, was serious enough…

Immigration allows Britain to fake progress, not make progress

20 July 2013 10:46

Is Britain addicted to immigration? I argued so in my Telegraph column yesterday and Radio 4’s Today programme held a…

The welfare trap

28 October 2011 15:30

John Humphrys last night presented a documentary on welfare, the single most important topic in Britain. It was excellent, and…

Brown comes under heavy fire on Today

8 April 2010 9:04

Woah. I doubt Brown will endure many tougher twenty-minute spells during this election campaign than his interview with on the…