Category Archives: Radio

Chopsticks At Dawn on BBC Radio 4 Extra 2nd July

My programme, Chopsticks At Dawn, about chinoiserie clichés in music, is repeated tomorrow BBC Radio 4 Extra & iPlayer. It’s on four times: 6:30; 13:30; 20:30 and again the next morning at 06:30, so no excuses. First broadcast 2010 on … Continue reading

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Chinese in Britain this week: South China Morning Post magazine and BBC Radio 4 Extra

Two lots of Chinese in Britain from me this week. Today, my cover article for the South China Morning Post magazine — “Personal tales of a journey to a new land” — about the sweeping Ming Ai oral history project, … Continue reading

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Anna on the BBC World Service Weekend programme, 18th October 2014

I was a guest on the BBC World Service Weekend programme on Saturday, talking about the news: the Middle East, The Catholic Synod, Ebola and sheds. This year is the tenth anniversary of the Morecambe Bay Chinese cocklepickers disaster so … Continue reading

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China’s science and cultural inventions on Madam Miaow at Resonance 104.4FM

On Resonance 104.4FM, Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge looks at China’s cultural and scientific contributions and inventions. Guests: Elizabeth Lawrence and Paul Anderson. Presented by Anna Chen. Charles Shaar Murray rides shotgun. This week’s Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge is themed around … Continue reading

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Restaging Revolutions on Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge, Resonance 104.4FM

This week on Resonance 104.4FM, Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge’s guests are Dr Susan Croft and Neil Hornick of The Phantom Captain theatre company. Presented by Anna Chen. Charles Shaar Murray rides shotgun. Listen live (click on the Resonance FM widget … Continue reading

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Charles Shaar Murray’s Guide to the Blues kicks off new Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge, Resonance 104.4FM

I’m back with a bang! To be precise, a new eight-week radio series of Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge on Resonance 104.4FM on Tuesdays 5-6pm starting this week, 4th March. To kick off, Charles Shaar Murray gives us his Guide to … Continue reading

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