Fi Glover Robert Leslie

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Fi presents the afternoon show with Jane Garvey at Times Radio. During her time at the BBC she fronted multiple shows across Radio 4, Radio Five Live, and the World Service. 


Fi Glover co-presents the Times Radio afternoon show with Jane Garvey from Monday to Thursday, and their ‘best of’ podcast Off Air, which accompanies the show.

Fi also co-presents the BBC podcast Fortunately with Jane Garvey. It has been downloaded over twenty-five million times, was the winner of the ARIAS (Audio and Radio Industry Awards) Funniest Show and won Silver at British Podcast Awards. It has been in the top three most listened to podcasts on BBC Sounds and has been number one in the Apple podcast charts.

From the podcast came the book Did I Say That Out Loud?, written with Jane Garvey, along with a series of sell out live shows across the UK.

During her time at the BBC Fi presented The Listening Project for BBC Radio 4, an ambitious joint initiative by the British Library and the BBC "to capture the nation in conversation".

She joined the BBC on the Trainee Reporter Scheme, going on to work at GLR in London as a junior reporter, and working her way up to present the Breakfast Show with Gideon Coe. She then moved to BBC Radio 5 Live to present The Ad Break, and spent seven years there as a key broadcaster in news and political coverage, presenting Sunday Service, with Charlie Whelan and Andrew Pierce, Late Night Live, the Afternoon Show and the mid-morning phone in.

Fi took over from Eddie Mair on Broadcasting House before launching BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live, which won Best UK Speech Programme at the Sony Awards. Readers of Radio Times voted Fi the ninth most powerful voice on radio.

She also launched My Perfect Country on the BBC World Service - a show looking at successful public policy around the globe. Described by the Radio Times as ‘one of the best ideas on the radio’ the programme opened the UN ECOSOC session in New York City at the invitation of the UN Secretary General. Two spin off series were made.

Fi has hosted a variety of other series for Radio 4 including: Two Rooms, Shared Experience, Glass Half Full, Revolutionary Radio and has made several documentaries focusing on experiences of modern parenting.

On television Fi has presented The Travel Show on BBC Two, and BBC One's six-part reality history show, 24 Hours in the Past. She has also hosted several editions of Newsnight and appeared on Sport Relief Does Bake Off, where Mary Berry described her cookies as ‘great for the family biscuit tin’. That still hurts Fi to this day.

Fi was Chair of Judges for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, is a Fellow of the Radio Academy, and a founder of Sound Women. She has been described by the Guardian as ‘velvet voiced’ but prefers the Mail on Sunday term ‘bucanneering’.




Conference Facilitator Fi Glover Awards Intro


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