It’s a Transplant Sport special on Words and Music Extra this Sunday!
Philippa witnessed the World Transplant Games baton arrive at the QE this week before it continued its journey up the country to finish in Newcastle in time for the Games this weekend. Plus, Philippa has been speaking with Birmingham businessman Vince Essex from Arvin Aviation on his personal reasons for sponsoring Birmingham’s kit for the upcoming Transplant Sport Football Tournament. All that, plus we’ll take a listen to some of the atmosphere from this year’s Westfield Health British Transplant Games held last month in Newport. Tune in at noon on Sunday on bhbn.net 

Words & Music Extra

Midday on Sunday

Presented by Philippa Clarkin and
Edited by Dave Horton

Sundays at Noon


Philippa has been voted Best Female Presenter
and a feature from this show won Best Speech Package at The 2019 HBA Awards.




Philippa Clarkin
joined BHBN in December 2017

Just look at her CV!

Philippa gets to go out and about to meet interesting people and find out what they’re up to!

Philippa is a full time Mum to toddler twins, however before they came along she had a busy career in broadcasting and communications.

She started reading the news on Manchester’s Key 103 as well as covering breaking news and sport stories.  From there she moved in to television where she spent ten years working as a reporter and presenter for ITV.  She then became a communications adviser to government Ministers at the Energy and Climate Change department before moving to the consumer organisation Which?.

Over the course of her career, Philippa has interviewed some famous faces and big names including former US Vice President Al Gore, former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major and three of the Spice Girls (Posh and Scary have eluded her…so far!).

Her claim to fame if she needs anymore, is that she was once in a pantomime with the singer Sam Smith!