PM, sometimes referred to as the PM programme to avoid ambiguity, is BBC Radio 4's long-running early evening news and current affairs programme, which is broadcast from 5pm to 6pm from Monday to Friday and from 5pm to 5:30pm on Saturdays. The weekday editions are usually presented by Eddie Mair, although Carolyn Quinn takes over when he deputises for Jonathan Dimbleby on Any Questions. Eddie Mair (born November 12 1965) is a British BBC Radio and Television presenter Carolyn Quinn (born 22 July 1961) is a British journalist best known for her work on BBC Radio Four as a Political Correspondent and for presenting the Jonathan Dimbleby, (born 31 July 1944, Aylesbury) is a British presenter of current affairs and Political Radio and Any Questions? is a topical Debate radio programme in the United Kingdom. Paddy O'Connell is also an occasional presenter. Guy Patrick Bennett O'Connell (born 11 March 1966 in Guildford, Surrey, England) better known as Paddy O'Connell is a The Saturday edition has no fixed presenter, although Quinn, Ritula Shah and Nigel Wrench present frequently. Nigel Wrench (born 1960 is an English Radio presenter, mainly for BBC Radio 4 Born in Birmingham, Wrench grew up in South Africa
The programme won two accolades in the 2007 Sony Radio Academy Awards: Gold in the Interactive Programme Award, and Silver in the Speech Programme Award. The Sony Radio Academy Awards (the Sonys) started in 1983, are some of the most prestigious awards in the British radio industry
Analogous programmes include PM on ABC Radio National in Australia and All Things Considered on NPR in the United States. PM is a current affairs program on ABC Radio It is the sister program to AM. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly abbreviated to the 'ABC' is Australia's national public broadcaster. ABC Radio National is an Australia-wide Radio network broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation with many various programs involving News and For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. All Things Considered (ATC is a news radio program in the United States broadcast on the National Public Radio network The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
PM launched on April 6, 1970, with its first presenters, William Hardcastle and Derek Cooper, promising a programme that "sums up the day, and your evening starts here"  It made history for being the first radio news programme to feature its own theme tune. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The phrase theme music usually refers to that of a radio program, Television program, or Movie. Three have been used, with the last ending in 1997 in the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar
Notable presenters after William Hardcastle included Steve Race, Chris Lowe, Joan Bakewell and Valerie Singleton (a former Blue Peter presenter - in pre-interview chats, junior ministers "inevitably" claimed that they still had their Blue Peter badge ). Stephen Russell Race OBE, (born 1 April 1921) is a British Composer, Musician and Radio and Television John Christopher Lowe (born Scotland 25 January 1949) is a widely respected BBC news presenter currently with BBC News, the corporation's Dame Joan Dawson Bakewell DBE (born 16 April 1933 in Stockport) is an English Journalist and Television presenter Valerie Singleton OBE (born 9 April 1937) is an English television and radio presenter best known as the longest-serving female presenter of Blue Peter is a BBC Television programme for children It is shown on CBBC, both in its BBC One programming block and on the Junior ministers are usually ministers of below cabinet rank such as Ministers of State and Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State in the UK A Blue Peter badge is a much coveted award for Blue Peter viewers given to people on the children's Television programme for either being
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the programme's main presenter was Gordon Clough, who would typically prepare for the programme by completing the Times, Guardian and FT crosswords. (Arthur Gordon Clough ( 26 August 1934 – 6 April 1996) was an English radio and presenter and journalist primarily known for The Times is a daily national Newspaper published in the United Kingdom since 1785 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. The Guardian (until 1959 The Manchester Guardian) is a British Newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. The Financial Times ( FT) is a British international business Newspaper.
In November 2005, the programme began producing a daily e-newsletter written by Mair. In August 2006, this was followed up with a blog - regular features include The Glass Box, for discussion of programme content; The Furrowed Brow, for discussion of other serious matters, and The Beach, the off-topic area . A blog (a contraction of the term " Web log " is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary descriptions of
On 12 October 2007, the programme started an additional blog for a spin-off programme called iPM , which was broadcast on Saturdays at 5:30pm (immediately after the Saturday edition of PM) until 22nd December, and also made available as a podcast . Events 539 BC - The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. A podcast is a series of audio or Video digital-media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated Download iPM was a unique programme in that through the blog, listeners could discuss ideas with the production team and comment on the stories being lined up for the following show - so what ended up on air was shaped by the listeners . Although the first series has ended, the blog aspect of the programme remains open to shape ideas for the second series, due to be broadcast later in 2008 . 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
PM is currently edited by Peter Rippon. The production team also works on Radio 4's The World at One, The World This Weekend and Broadcasting House. The World at One, or WATO ("what-oh" for short is BBC Radio 4 's long-running lunchtime news and current affairs programme which The World This Weekend was launched on 17 September 1967. It is a weekly news and current affairs programme broadcast from 1pm to 130pm on BBC Radio Broadcasting House is a current affairs programme on BBC Radio 4, presented by Paddy O'Connell. Though predominantly consisting of serious news content, the programme is known for occasional satirical commentary, both from the presenters and in letters from listeners.