Jane Garvey co-presents the Times Radio afternoon show from 3-5pm with Fi Glover from Monday to Thursday. Jane and Fi also present the ‘best of’ podcast Off Air which accompanies their show.
Jane previously presented the hit BBC podcast Fortunately with Fi Glover. The podcast has been downloaded over 25 million times, was the 2018 winner of the ARIAS (Audio and Radio Industry Awards) Funniest Show and won Silver at the 2019 British Podcast Awards. In 2021 it was in the top 3 most listened to podcasts on BBC Sounds and has been No. 1 in the Apple podcast charts.
Jane is the Radio Times’ weekly television columnist and also presents a podcast for Radio Times.
During her time at the BBC Jane presented the flagship Radio 4 programme Life Changing where she talked to people who have lived through extraordinary events and discovered how these moments reshaped lives in the most unpredictable ways.
Jane presented BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour for 13 years and presented her final show at the end of 2020.
Jane has presented a wide range of documentaries for Radio 4 including the series, Summer Nights and The Lost World of the Suffragettes for BBC World Service. She has also narrated documentaries on television, including a recent Channel 5 programme on Dolly Parton.
Before she joined Radio 4 she co-presented Five Live’s Drive Show on weekday afternoons on BBC Radio Five Live, for which she received Sony’s News Broadcaster Award Gold Medal in 2002. Jane was the first voice on BBC Radio Five Live when it launched in March 1994, as co-presenter of the award-winning Breakfast Programme. As part of the station’s 20th anniversary Jane presented a special programme. Jane previously also presented the Sunday evening BBC 5 Live programme with Peter Allen.
Jane is also a Non-executive director for the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
Jane’s first book, Did I Say that Out Loud? with Fi Glover was published in September 2021. Jane and Fi toured theatres across Britain discussing their book.
Outside of broadcasting, Jane has chaired events, including the Stratford Upon Avon Literary Festival as well as the Hay Literary Festival.