Anna writes and presents programmes for BBC Radio. She has also appeared on the World Service, Resonance FM and Monocle.
COMING UP: Madam Miaow’s Golden Oldies
BBC R4 26th June 2012
Jeni Barnett Show BBC London 94.9
Sunday 12th February 2012
Guest reviewing the newspapers and talking about The Steampunk Opium Wars
Lucky Cat on Resonance 104.4 FM
Saturday 11th February 2012
Guest talking about upcoming The Steampunk Opium Wars at the National Maritime Museum
St Ives and Me, BBC Radio 4
11:30am, Thursday 1st December 2011
Anna has been visiting the Cornish seaside town since she was a child. In St Ives and Me, she explains the attraction of the artists’ colony and why it is like catnip to anyone with a creative bone in their body.
6.30pm, Tuesday 22nd November 2011
Interviewed by Rob Bound on Monocle24 radio on China’s Barbie doll wars.
Night Waves, BBC Radio 3
10pm, Tuesday 14th June 2011
Host Matthew Sweet. On with Chris Frayling talking about Anna May Wong and representation of Chinese in the British media.
New R4 commissions. Anna has been commissioned for two new programmes. Found In Translation is on Chinese humour and will be broadcast July 2011. The second is about Anna’s love for the Cornish town of St Ives and is expected to be aired in early 2012.
The Forum, BBC World Service
9am, Sunday 14th November 2010
I talked about Hollywood legend Anna May Wong on Sunday 14th November on the BBC World Service’s The Forum. Chaired by Bridget Kendall, I was on with Professor Dimitar Sasselov, discussing Super-earths, and Kwame Anthony Appiah on honour revolutions.
BBC Radio 4 – 11.00-11.30am
PICK OF THE WEEK Sunday Telegraph
Chinese In Britain — BBC Radio 4
A ten-part series first broadcast April/May 2007, presented by Anna Chen
“A fascinating story” – Chris Campling, The Times
“Each episode sounded effortless only because it had been crafted with such supreme care” – Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph
Repeated as omnibus editions 9pm Fridays 16th & 23rd May 2008 on BBC Radio 4.
Visit the Chinese In Britain BBC page
Pictures of the series launch
More info at Culture Wise.
8-9.15pm, Wednesday 22nd July 2009. Guest of Jan Kooper at Raiders FM, themed around politics in music.
9-10pm, Tuesday 10th February 2009, guest host on Resonance 104.4FM’s Lucky Cat hour.
11:40pm, Saturday 23rd August. BBC R5Live, the Stephen Nolan Show on the Beijing Olympics
10pm, Friday 8th August. BBC R5Live, the Stephen Nolan Show on the Beijing Olympics
1:10pm, Thursday 7th August. BBC Radio 2, the Jeremy Vine Show on the Beijing Olympics
10pm, Sunday 3rd August. BBC R5Live, the Stephen Nolan Show on China and the Beijing Olympics
5.20pm, Monday 14th July. BBC Radio London, Kath & Eddie Drivetime on the Chinese in Britain
Tuesday 24th June. BBC Radio 4, fourth and last of the Reith Lectures. Prof Jonathan Spence on China, the Beijing Olympics and the Body Beautiful. As an invited guest asking a question.
Thursday 10th April. BBC World Service, World Have Your Say on the proposed Olympic boycott
Wednesday 9th April. BBC R5Live, the Victoria Derbyshire programme
Thursday 14th February. BBC World Service, World Have Your Say
Red Guard, Yellow Submarine, BBC Radio 4, November 2005. Drama written and narrated by Anna Chen
Yoko Ono: A Life In Flux, Presented by Anna Chen BBC Radio 3, March 1999