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An Evening with James Naughtie

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:30pm - St. Swithin's Church, The Paragon, Bath

A free-wheeling exploration of James Naughtie’s life at the centre of current affairs, music and literature, hosted by one of Bath’s most eminent and entertaining figures, Rod Morgan.

James Naughtie, special correspondent for BBC News, is one of the country’s best-known broadcasters, having spent 21 years at the helm of the Today programme on Radio 4. He has reported for the BBC from around the world, written and narrated many documentaries, and anchored every election night broadcast, in the UK and the United States, for more than two decades. His interests, however, stretch far beyond current affairs. He has presented many music programmes on Radio 3, including live opera from across Europe, and has hosted every Bookclub on Radio 4 since it began in 1998. He has chaired juries for the Booker Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction, and the Everyman P. G. Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. As an author he has written books on politics and music, and two espionage novels. This spring he will publish an account of his experiences in America – ‘On the American Road – Adventures from Nixon to Trump.’