Doughty began broadcasting in 1994 when she was asked to do a paperback round-up for Radio 4’s Bookshelf. Since then, she has been a frequent guest on Saturday Review, Front Row, Open Book and Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 and on quiz shows such as Quote UnquoteThe Write Stuff and Whispers.

In addition, she has presented the following radio programmes:

The Big Show – half hour Kaleidoscope feature, 1994

Great-Grandad Had a Flat Head – half hour personal history feature, 1998

Writers’ Weekly series for BBC Education, 1996

A Good Read – series for BBC Radio 4, 1998-2001

Writers’ Workshop – series for BBC World Service, 2000

Her television appearances include BBC World News, University Challenge, Newsnight and Late Review on BBC2 and Battle of the Books on BBC4.  For recent media interviews, see the News page.