Linda Smith: A Modern Radio Star



Andy Hamilton presents a tribute to his friend, the comedian and Radio 4 favourite Linda Smith who died ten years ago, at the age of 48.

Originally recorded a few months after Linda's death, Andy Hamilton speaks to her friends and colleagues including Jeremy Hardy, Mark Steele, Hattie Hayridge, Sandy Toksvig, Nicholas Parsons, Chris Neill, Simon Hoggart, Barry Cryer and her partner Warren Lakin.

He also treats us to some of her best radio bits including her own sit com Linda Smith's Brief History of Timewasting; as a panellist on The News Quiz, Just a Minute and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, plus her musings on Radio 4's Devout Sceptics which led to her being asked to be President of the Humanist Society.

Written and presented by Andy Hamilton

Researched and compiled by Michael Pointon

Produced by Claire Jones.