TV & Radio

– BREAKING NEWS… Viv will be live from the Edinburgh Fringe on BBC1 Breakfast on Friday 5 Aug talking about Brexit and comedy.

– Fortnightly podcast Dear Viv: Waving Not Drowning at iTunes for The Pool here.

Talking about Viv’s new Edinburgh show Be More Margo on BBC R4′s Loose Ends (July 30 2016).

Viv on BBC Radio 2 with Fearne Cotton and Martin Kemp (July 30 2016).

For the Guardian TV reviews (Downton, War and Peace, Indian Summers and more), click here.

Television: Newspaper reviewer and pundit for Sky News. Guest on BBC2′s Newsnight and Artsnight. Regular on BBC 1 Breakfast as a TV and arts reviewer. Specialist subjects: comedy, film, books, costume drama (Downton Abbey, War and Peace, Poldark), reality TV (especially Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor), family life, feminism.

Radio: Frequent guest on BBC Radio 4 (Front RowWoman’s Hour, Today, Saturday Review, The World Tonight) and BBC Radio 5 Live. First audio review of JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy for BBC World Service’s 40 million listeners on The Strand (listen here from 00mins30). Other radio appearances include LBC, BBC Radio 2. Panellist on BBC Radio 4′s Any Questions and Quote, Unquote.

Live events: Host/panellist at Soho Theatre, The Frontline Club, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Books For Breakfast at Soho House, Lutyens & Rubinstein, Mumsnet Academy, Waterstone’s, Foyle’s, as well as for author/reader events and at numerous literary festivals. 

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