James Naughtie


James Naughtie, special correspondent for BBC News, is one of the country's best-known broadcasters. He presented Today on Radio 4 for 21 years, and has reported for the BBC from around the world for more than three decades. Alongside his journalism he has wide cultural interests, and has written and produced many documentaries on music and books, and presented concerts from across Europe for radio and television. On Radio 4, he has hosted every edition of Bookclub since it began in 1998. James has been travelling in America since the 1970s - witnessing many of the important events that have shaped the country as it is today. On the Road is an account of his experiences, the places and people he has encountered, and the changes he has seen.

Upcoming Events

Featuring Talks By:
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Alexander McCall Smith
in conversation
James Naughtie
in conversation

Alexander McCall Smith and James Naughtie

Join us for an intimate evening ‘at home’ with the multi-million selling Alexander McCall Smith in conversation with James Naughtie.


Adventures from Nixon to Trump | James Naughtie | 5x15

Past Events

5x15 - April - Free Online Event

Online, Via Zoom
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In our first ever online event we will discuss America, family secrets, apocalypse obsessives, the Fab Four, the majesty of trees & explore the future. Register for free now.