Tom Sutcliffe (broadcaster)

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Thomas Sutcliffe (born 12 August 1956 [1] in Yorkshire, England [2] ) is a British journalist and arts broadcaster. He has presented the BBC Radio 4 arts show Saturday Review since 1999, and until 2022 was chairman of Round Britain Quiz .


Early life and education

Sutcliffe was educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School and studied English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. [2] [1]


Sutcliffe joined the BBC when he graduated[ vague ] from university. After editing the BBC Radio 4 arts programme Kaleidoscope , [3] in 1986 he became the first arts editor of The Independent newspaper, a columnist and television reviewer. [2] [4] [5]

Sutcliffe presented the BBC Radio 4 arts show Saturday Review from 1999 until it was scrapped in 2021. [6] . He was chairman of Round Britain Quiz until 2022. [3]


In 1995 Sutcliffe won the Peter Black Award for Broadcast Journalism. [1]

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