Stuart MaconieStuart Maconie

Stuart Maconie

Stuart is a prolific, popular and extremely highly regarded TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and best-selling author.

As a broadcaster, he is on BBC Radio 6 Music (with Mark Radcliffe) every weekend morning between 8 and 10am.
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Stuart is on BBC Radio 6 Music (with Mark Radcliffe) every weekend morning between 8 and 10am.

His latest book,The Full English (Harper Collins North, 2023) sees Stuart travelling in the footsteps of J. B. Priestley, using his 1930s book, English Journey, as his guide. Along the way he interrogates its insights and perspectives, as he navigates his own way around twenty first century England. The Full English was The Times' book of the week and is a Sunday Times best-seller.

His previous work, The Nanny State Made Me (Ebury Press 2020) 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.


Pointless Celebrities
Celebrity Contestant/Jackpot Winner
BBC 12021
River Walks
Pointless Celebrities
Celebrity Pointless
Endemol UK for BBC12014
Celebrity Mastermind
BBC 12009
Have I Got News For You
BBC 12009
Pop On Trial
BBC 42008
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
BBC 22007
Stuart Maconie's TV Towns
ITV 42007
Grumpy Old...
BBC 22006 — 2008
The Cinema Show
BBC 42004 — 2006
Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere
'Crime Time' Host
Channel 42004
I Love The 1970's/80's
BBC 22001 — 2002
Phoenix Nights
'Crime Time' Host
Channel 42001
Collins And Maconie's Movie Club


The Full English
Harper Collins North2023
The Nanny State Made Me
March 20202020
The Long Road From Jarrow
Published by Ebury Press2017
The Pie at Night: In Search of the North at Play
The People's Songs
Hope & Glory: The Days That Made Britain
Adventures On The High Teas
Pies And Prejudice
The Wit And Wisdom Of The North
Cider With Roadies
0091897459 Ebury2005
James - Folklore: The Official History
Blur: 3862 Days. The Official History


Waitrose Magazine
Hear It Now2014 — 2015


Round Britain Quiz
Regular panellist
BBC Radio 42017 — 2022
The Freak Zone
BBC Radio 6 Music2017
The People's Songs
BBC Radio 22015
Stuart Maconie's Full English
BBC Radio 6 Music2010
Radcliffe and Maconie
BBC Radio 6 Music2007 — 2023
Lloyd Cole Knew My Father
Writer / Performer
BBC Radio 22004
Seven Days That Rocked The World
BBC Radio 22001 — 2006
All Singing, All Dancing, All Night
BBC Radio 22001 — 2008
Collins & Maconie's Hit Parade
Presenter / Writer
BBC Radio 11994 — 1997


Stuart Maconie's 'The Full English' is a Sunday Times Book of the Week

1st May 2023

Stuart Maconie’s ‘The Full English’ is a Sunday Times Book of the Week

Stuart Maconie's 'The Empire' airs tonight

30th April 2018

The ever excellent Stuart Maconie is on BBC 1 North West tonight (and on the BBC iPlayer later on) with a fascinating documentary, 'The Empire', part of BBC's 'Civilisations Stories' strand

Stuart Maconie's Long Road from Jarrow

15th August 2017

Stuart Maconie's "Long Road from Jarrow" is on sale now and selling well (Sunday Times Top Ten) with some great reviews in the national press

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

29th June 2017

Ahead of the release of Stuart Maconie's new book, 'Long Road from Jarrow', released on 20th July, we've just received this stellar review from the one, the only, Alan Moore

Stuart Maconie writing about Peter Kay's Car Share

24th April 2017

Stuart Maconie's Radio Times article about Peter Kay and Car Share

Roy Boulter on Maconie & Radcliffe

24th April 2017

Film producer and PBJ client, Roy Boulter, in conversation with Stuart Maconie and Mark Radcliffe on Radio 6 music

Stuart Maconie Jarrow March

30th January 2017

In 2016, Stuart retraced the Jarrow March, in real time to mark its 80th anniversary

As Yet Untitled - Series 3 Part 2

6th January 2016

Alan Davies As Yet Untitled recommences on Dave on Tuesday 2nd February with the wonderful Bob Mortimer around the table

Stuart Maconie's new book hits the shelves

5th October 2015

We are pleased to announce that Stuart Maconie's new book, 'The Pie at Night: In Search of the North at

6 Music Festival

24th February 2014

For the first time ever Radio 6 Music will host its own music festival

Laugharne Weekend

3rd February 2014

The Laugharne Weekend is an annual arts festival held in Wales

The People's Songs

10th June 2013

Stuart Maconie’s highly anticipated latest book, THE PEOPLE’S SONGS has just been published by Ebury

Stuart Maconie & Fi Glover nominated for Sony Radio Award

11th April 2013

Please, Please Me - Re-making A Classic

14th February 2013

Please, Please Me - Re-making A Classic will air this Friday, on BBC Four at 9pm

12 Hours to Please Me with Stuart Maconie

6th February 2013

Stuart Maconie and Jo Whiley are hosting BBC Radio 2 and BBC Four's '12 Hours to Please Me', paying homage to The Beatles' Please, Please Me album recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios

Stuart Maconie presenting BBC 4's Beatles Special!

27th September 2012

Airing on Sunday 7th October, 10pmThe special documentary celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the release of the album and is part of the BBC's nationwide Beatles Day

Stuart Maconie: 'Hope & Glory'. Out Now!

9th June 2011

Stuart Maconie's fantastic new book, 'Hope & Glory: The Days That Made Britain', is in the shops now

Sony Award Nominations 2011

31st March 2011

Sony nominations this year for Best Music Programme for Simon Mayo for his Drivetime show, and Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie for their Radio 2 show


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 - Yorkshires very own Caesars Palace... and from the espionage-tinted roots of the theremin to the wild weekend that was the Bickershaw pop festival... Notable has the lot.