Join Philippa for an hour of great chat and tunes on Sunday. She’ll be hearing about the wonderful and weird therapies that author Kay Hutchison undertook after suddenly realising she was in the midst of a mid life crisis. Her new book ‘My Life in 37 Therapies’ recounts tales of yoga, meditation, a silent retreat and even voodoo!

Plus, Alistair McIntosh from the hospitals’ charity will be here looking forward to the festive fundraising fun it has in store for this Christmas. All that and more 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!