Robin Lustig - BBC Radio 4 reporter and presenter

Episode 41,  Apr 09, 2019, 07:35 PM

His measured tones became synonymous with late night Radio 4 as presenter of 'The World Tonight'.

In this hour of 'Conversations', Robin Lustig tells of his early days in journalism at Reuters and the Observer before serving for decades at home and abroad with the BBC World Service and Radio 4.

He shares how the BBC prepares its staff for working in hostile environments; and some of the secrets of commentary on major events. He reflects too on the times where he feels the BBC may have got it wrong; his thoughts on the future for radio and journalism; and how he felt about interviewing some thoroughly unpalatable world figures.

In his own words, this is the Robin Lustig story.

(Robin's book 'Is Anything Happening' - 'My life as a newsman' is out now from Biteback publishing)

The whole 'Conversations' series can be enjoyed here. Music byLarry Bryant