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John Wilson

John Wilson

Presenter, BBC R4 Front Row

John Wilson was born in London in 1965. He has worked as a presenter and reporter on Front Row since it started in 1998.

John has interviewed some of the biggest names in popular music, including Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Elton John, Kate Bush, Quincy Jones, Ray Davies, Neil Young, Lou Reed and The Who, all of which were for special editions of Front Row. Other specials have included reports from China and Iran, as well as extended interviews with artist Peter Blake and architect Norman Foster.

John has presented many other programmes and series on Radio 4 including Last Word, The Sports Programme, Profile, The Cultural State, The Fixers, Kaleidoscope and Pick Of The Week, and - on BBC World Service - The Ticket and Culture Shock. He is an occasional presenter on BBC2's Newsnight Review and has written about art and cultural issues for numerous publications including The Observer, The New Statesman and The Art Newspaper.

John Wilson lives with his wife and children in north London and is a lifelong Arsenal supporter. His fondest cultural memory is The Jam at the Rainbow Theatre, 1980.