Matthew Parker: Willoughbyland - England's Lost Colony

Press, radio and TV

Matthew is an experienced historical consultant, book reviewer, feature-writer and contributor to radio and TV programs. He reckons he must be the only person who has appeared on both Jamaican and Polish breakfast TV.

Recent articles include:

Huffington Post - James Bond and the Fall of the British Empire - Read

Daily Beast - The ten best books about Ian Fleming and James Bond - Read

History Today August 2014: ‘The Keys to the Universe’ – the centenary of the Panama Canal - Read

BBC History Magazine September 2014: ‘James Bond and Jamaica’

Literary Review: Review of Warsaw Boy by Andrew Borowiec

The Times: Review of Empire’s Crossroads by Carrie Gibson - Read (paywalled)

History Today: ‘Cavaliers of the Caribbean’ Read

BBC History Magazine. Review of Monte Cassino by Caddick-Adams - Read

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine  Issue 49: ‘The West Indian Sugar Trade’

Sunday Telegraph Panama City: My Kind of Town

Guardian article about ecological challenge of new Panama Canal - Read

Recent radio and TV contributions include:

Talking about slavery reparations on Sky News

Literary discussion podcast on Newstalk radio

Talking Fleming, Bond and Jamaica on BBC4 Loose Ends 22 August

Loose Ends team photo

BBC Radio London Robert Elms show 22 August

BBC History Magazine Podcast on Bond and Jamaica 14 August - Listen (external site^)

Monocle Radio 20 August - see audio player >>

Newstalk Moncreif Show 20 August - Listen (external site ^)

James Bond Radio Podcast - Listen (external site ^)

BBC History Magazine Podcast on anniversary of Monte Cassino - Listen (external site ^)

(Please note, the following shows can be listened to via the audio player to the right)

BBC 4 logoBBC Radio Four 'The Harder They Come'

BBC World Service Business Daily discussing the Panama Canal

BBC Radio Four: The Big Ditch: How the Panama Canal Changed the World

Diane Rehm Show, US, discussing the Panama Canal

PBS Panama Canal film

Clip 1 ^ [13.04 to 13.34]
Clip 2 ^ [1.17.57 to 1.18.25]

©Matthew Parker 2015