Rory takes part in BBC 4’s ‘Any Questions’

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate and discussion from Pollokshields in Scotland with deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP, chair of the Westminster Defence Select Committee Rory Stewart MP, journalist Lesley Riddoch, and shadow secretary of state for International Development, Jim Murphy MP. To listen to the discussion, click here.



Rory spoke to Radio 4’s ‘Analysis’ about his experiences setting up Turquoise Mountain in Afghanistan in a programme looking at the increased relationship between NGOs and governments, both as clients and as donors. While still available on the BBC iplayer it can be heard here.


Rory presents Sir Walter Scott on ‘Great Lives’

Rory Stewart champions the life of Sir Walter Scott. Presenter Matthew Parris is joined by Scott’s biographer Stuart Kelly. Scott arguably invented the idea of Scottishness and marketed it to the world. But now he is virtually unread and he stands accused of saddling Scotland with tartan tat and Highland kitsch. Rory Stewart argues that […]


bbc radio 4 – book of the week

Rory’s short travel story, ‘The Wrestler’ – part of the recently-published Oxfam travel anthology ‘Ox Travels’ – is to feature in this week’s ‘Book of the Week’ slot on BBC Radio 4. Rory’s story will be read this Friday, June 3rd at 9.45am on BBC Radio 4. ‘Ox Travels’ is a paperback published to support the charity’s work, bringing […]


mike parr breakfast show

Before news of the tragic shootings in West Cumbria emerged I did a brief radio interview with the Mike Parr Breakfast Show on Radio Cumbria. Audio clip taken from the programme on 2nd June 2010. Listen!


newbies in parliament

Available on BBC iPlayer is a Radio 4 programme on the experience of five of us ‘newbies’ in Parliament – based on an audio diary which we recorded in the first two weeks after the election.


first days in parliament

The BBC World Service spent the past few weeks following my journey to Parliament. Starting with the campaign trail, I explain my journey towards the mystifying corridors of Westminster, finishing with the historic process of selecting the Speaker. You can listen to the programme and view accompanying photographs on the BBC World Service website.