Richard Weight

Author | Broadcaster | Historian

Broadcasting

In the new BBC TV studios opened by the Queen, debating the role of monarchy in British life during the 60th anniversary of her Coronation

In the new BBC TV studios opened by the Queen, debating the role of monarchy in British life during the 60th anniversary of her Coronation

Richard broadcasts regularly for the BBC, providing historical perspectives for news and current affairs programmes on radio and television. He also writes, presents and contributes to documentaries on all aspects of British life for the BBC, ITV and Sky.

 

 

 

 

 

Television

Bye Bye Britain Hit play to see Richard’s promo for a TV series on Britishness, produced by Paladin InVision

 

with Robert Elms after being interviewed on his Radio London show about Mod, April 2013

with Robert Elms after being interviewed on his Radio London show about Mod, April 2013

Radio

Click here to play: Interview about Mod: A Very British Style on the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, BBC 6 Music, May 2013

Click here to playBravehearts & Bankers, a BBC Radio 4 documentary on the British Empire, commissioned to mark the 300th anniversary of the Union between Scotland, England and Wales.

The Act of Union between England and Scotland in 1707 provided opportunities for Scots to become key players in the nascent British Empire, which brought wealth to Scotland and power to many Scots. Is there a link between the end of Empire and the resurgence of Scottish nationalism? Richard Weight examines the relationship between patriotism and economics.

Click here to playTravel and the Mind, a BBC Radio 4 documentary on how much foreign travel has changed the way the British see the world.

How much do our increasingly exotic foreign holidays really improve our understanding of the world? British tourists now take over 44 million trips abroad each year, yet a glance at the British media reveals that public interest in serious analysis of other cultures seems to be lessening. Richard Weight asks why our interest in foreign news coverage and serious travel reportage seems to be shrinking.