I love to read mysteries, histories, biographies, humor, and Jane Austen.
Mark Steel performs often on BBC Radio. The first time I heard him was his bio of Beethoven (my favorite composer) and I howled with laughter throughout. Been a big Mark Steel fan ever since. This program is fun because he visits small and (to an American) obscure towns throughout Great Britain, and does a performance there talking about what makes each town unique and interesting. Who knew that there was actually a Boston in England? Not me!
Enjoyed this very much. I'd heard these programs on BBC Radio 4Extra and thoroughly enjoyed the series. Unfortunately, this contains only 4 of the 6 programs in the series, and the program I enjoyed the most isn't here. But that's okay - Dawn French, Lenny Henry, Hugh Laurie, John Sessions, and of course the incomparable Stephen Fry (even if he can't rap to save his soul), are all there to enjoy.
I love listening to the 'News Quiz' on the BBC. Since I am an American, I don't always understand the references to various British public figures, but the interactions between Sandi Toksvig and her guests are always funny. The humor is timeless, which is saying a lot for a program devoted to then-current events!