Louise Doughty is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review programme, presented by Tom Sutcliffe, where she reviews books, plays, films, art exhibitions, music and television. She is often asked to review or comment on literary matters and current affairs for programmes such as Today on BBC R4, Nightwaves on BBC Radio 3 and Newsnight on BBC2.
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 regular critic for arts programmes such as Kaleidoscope and Saturday Review and a guest on quiz shows such as Quote Unquote, The 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, Newsnight and Late Review on BBC2 and Battle of the Books on BBC4. For recent media interviews, see the News page.