This Weeks Programme

On this week’s Words and Music Extra, Philippa is catching up with the team at the Hospital Charity about its latest fundraising events including raising nearly a million pounds for an upgrade to children’s units and a tasty Christmas initiative called Mince Pie Mondays! We’ll also be chatting about National Eye Health Week.

Repeated on Thursday at 4pm

L to R, Amy Harding, Philippa Clarkin, Grace Holness and Alistair McIntosh, .

Words & Music Extra
Midday on Sunday

Presented by Philippa Clarkin and
produced by Dave Horton

Sundays at Noon

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 is that she was once in a pantomime with the singer Sam Smith!

Words & Music – 6 pm Wednesday

Presented by Brian Henderson and

Produced by Bob Bartlett & Engineered by Ian Cope

This week the Wednesday Words and Music Team are back.

On this Wednesdays programme Brian will be talking to Professor Emma Bunce from Leicester University about the Juno probe that was launched on the 5 August 2011 to explore Jupiter. .

Keep listening for details of another 007 competition coming soon