Edward Stourton

Current affairs presenter and writer for television and radio, non-fiction writer and journalist
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Biography

Edward Stourton is a presenter of BBC Radio Four programmes including The World at One, The World this Weekend, Sunday and Analysis and is a regular contributor to the Today programme where for ten years he was one of the main presenters. He has written and presented several high-profile current affairs programmes and documentaries for radio and television and also writes for national newspapers and magazines.

Born in Nigeria in 1957 and educated at Cambridge University, he is the author of Absolute Truth (Viking 1998), In the Footsteps of St Paul (Hodder & Stoughton 2004), Paul of Tarsus: A Visionary Life (Paulist Press 2005), John Paul II: Man of History (2006), It's a PC World: What it Means to Live in a Land Gone Politically Correct (Hodder & Stoughton 2008) and Diary of a Dog-walker (Transworld 2011). His next book, Cruel Crossing: Escaping Hitler Across the Pyrenees, will be published in April 2013 (Transworld).

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Radio

Presenter

The Bosphorus
3 x 30'
2011
Producer Phil Pegum
Starring
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    Well received documentary. Edward Stourton explores the life and history of the Bosphorus.
    Production Company BBC Radio
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Producer Amanda Hancox
    Starring
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    Production Company BBC Radio
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Producer Simon Vivian
    Starring
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    Production Company BBC Radio
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Producer Eleanor Garland
    Starring
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    Production Company BBC Radio
    Broadcaster BBC World Service
     
    Head to Head
    Multiple x 15'
    2010
    Producer Dominic Byrne
    Starring
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    Production Company Blakeway Productions Ltd
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Producer David Coomes
    Starring
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    Critically acclaimed documentary exposing the story of Iraq's religious minorities.
    Production Company CTVC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Iconoclasts
    Multiple x 43'
    2010
    Producer Peter Everett & Amanda Hancox
    Starring
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    Critically acclaimed panel show exploring strong opinions on a variety of topical issues.
    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Asia Gold
    Sony Gold for Current Affairs
    3 x 45'
    1996
    Producer Sue Davies
    Starring
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    Award winning documentary series investigating the consequences of Asia's economic rise to fortune.
    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Today
    Multiple x 30'
    2010
    Producer Peter Bell & Keri Thomas
    Starring
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    Highly acclaimed news programme exploring the day's news, business, culture and sports.
    Production Company BBC News
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Producer Mark Savage
    Starring
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    Critically acclaimed documentary examining the British campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Sunday
    Multiple x 45'
    2011
    Producer Amanda Hancox
    Starring
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    Critically acclaimed news programme examining the religious and ethical news of the week.
    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Producer Jatinda Sidhu
    Starring
  • Shaun Ley
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    Production Company BBC News
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Starring
  • Martha Kearney
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    Highly acclaimed news programme examining the day's events and current affairs.
    Production Company BBC News
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    Presenter & Writer

    Producer Phil Pegum
    Director Phil Pegum
    Starring
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    Highly acclaimed documentary exploring the multifaceted character of the prophet Muhammad.
    Production Company BBC Productions
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Producer Phil Pegum
    Director Phil Pegum
    Starring
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    Highly acclaimed documentary examining our understanding of the leader of the world's largest faith.
    Production Company BBC Productions
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Producer Phil Pegum
    Director Phil Pegum
    Starring
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    Well received documentary examining the life of Moses and his impact on modern religion.
    Production Company BBC Productions
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Producer Phil Pegum
    Director Phil Pegum
    Starring
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    Well received documentary exploring the life and works of Saint Paul.
    Production Company BBC News
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    TV

    Presenter

    Producer Farah Durrani
    Starring
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    BBC Television for BBC2
     
    Producer David Akerman
    Starring
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    BBC Television for BBC2
     
    Producer Fiona Murch
    Starring
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    BBC Television for BBC1
     
    Starring
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    BBC Television for BBC1
     
    Producer Farah Durrani
    Director Ewa Ewart
    Starring
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    Critically acclaimed docmentary examining the state of the Catholic Church.
    BBC Television for BBC2
     
    Producer Lucy Hetherington
    Starring
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    Debut of the highly acclaimed documentary series exploring current affairs.

    BBC Television for BBC2
     
    Producer David Pickthall
    Director Ian Russell
    Starring
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    BBC Television for BBC1
     

    Other

    Writer

     
    Daily morning broadsheet newspaper.
     

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    Stourton extracts facts without fuss. He can even make Secretaries of State say what they mean, a rare gift and one much cherished by listeners.

    Gillian Reynolds
    Telegraph on Today

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