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PJ Harvey to guest edit Radio 4’s Today

By | Published on Thursday 21 November 2013

PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey will be amongst the guest editors on Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme over the festive period this year, it has been announced.

Harvey will be one of five celebrities to take over the editorial leadership of the news and current affairs show in the week between Christmas and New Year – the others being world wide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, former MI5 Director General Eliza Manningham Buller, comedian and traveller Michael Palin, and Barclays Group Chief Executive Antony Jenkins.

According to the Beeb, in her programme, PJ Harvey will showcase some of her political, poetical and musical influences.

Actual editor of ‘Today’, Jamie Angus, said: “For the past ten years, Radio 4 Today’s Christmas guest editors have brought a surprising and refreshing editorial perspective to some of our biggest running stories, as well as unearthing original treasures that we’d never have found by ourselves”.

Past music-related guest editors have been Bono, Damon Albarn, Thom Yorke, Yoko Ono and Richard Branson.