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Stuart Maconie

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Stuart is a prolific, popular and extremely highly regarded TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and best-selling author. He is on BBC Radio 6 Music (with Mark Radcliffe) every weekend morning between 8 and 10am.

His latest book, The Nanny State Made Me (Ebury Press) examines the positive impact of the Welfare State through the prism of his sixties and seventies childhood as well interviews with the countless beneficiaries of its work. He looks at its gradual dismantling and the effect that its rise and fall and (hopeful) rise has had on the nation we are now. The latest edition has been revised to reflect events since March 2020...

In 2017, he retraced the Jarrow march, in real time, to mark its 80th anniversary. The book of his walk, The Long Road from Jarrow spent five weeks in The Sunday Times Best-Seller list, and The Observer said 'He is as funny as Bryson and as wise as Orwell'. His other books include the hit love letter to the north, Pies and Prejudice; Adventures on the High Teas; The Pie At Night, and The People's Songs, which accompanies the Radio 2 series of the same name, currently being repeated on Sunday evenings.

Stuart loves a quiz, and is a Mastermind Champion, scoring their highest celebrity score answering questions on Modern British Poetry from 1900. He's on the North of England team on Radio 4's Brain of Britain, hosts new Radio 4 quiz My Generation and has triumphed in Pointless Celebrities on two occasions.

He is a fell-walker, northern soul afficionado, published poet, and once shared a van with Napalm Death.

Selected Credits (See Full Credits)

Radcliffe and Maconie (BBC Radio 6 Music)


2007 - 2022

BBC Radio 6 Music

The Nanny State Made Me (Books)



March 2020

The Long Road From Jarrow (Books)



Published by Ebury Press

The Freak Zone (Radio)



BBC Radio 6 Music

The Pie at Night: In Search of the North at Play (Books)






Stuart Maconie and Elizabeth Alker meet up to tell each other extra-ordinary tales from 400 years of musical history.From a murderous 16th Century madrigal composer to Batley Variety Club - Yorkshire's very own Caesar's Palace... and from the espionage-tinted roots of the theremin to the wild weekend that was the Bickershaw pop festival... Notable has the lot.



The Radcliffe and Maconie show is back!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Stuart Maconie's 'The Empire' airs tonight

Monday, April 30, 2018

Stuart Maconie's Long Road from Jarrow

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Alan Moore knows the score about Stuart Maconie's 'Long Road from Jarrow'

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Stuart Maconie writing about Peter Kay's Car Share

Monday, April 24, 2017

Stuart Maconie Jarrow March

Monday, January 30, 2017

As Yet Untitled - Series 3 Part 2

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Stuart Maconie's new book hits the shelves

Monday, October 5, 2015


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