Radio & TV

Seeking a burial site for a dictator

Radio piece for BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent. Broadcast on November 10th, 2018.

Spain’s Brexit conundrum

Radio report for BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight. Broadcast on September 21st, 2018.

Spanish prime minister triggers clause for direct rule in Catalonia

Live interview with BBC Radio 4’s PM programme on the Spanish government’s decision to introduce direct rule in Catalonia. Broadcast on October 21st, 2017.

Spain’s media war over Catalonia

Radio interview with BBC Radio 4’s The Media Show about Spanish media’s coverage of the Catalan crisis. Broadcast October 5th, 2017.

What would independence mean for the Catalan economy?

Radio report from Barcelona in the build-up to Catalonia’s October 1 independence referendum. Broadcast by BBC World Service’s World Business Report programme, September 29th, 2017.

Ripoll — the town that was home to a terror cell

Radio report from the Catalan town of Ripoll after the Barcelona terrorist attack, broadcast by Deutsche Welle’s Inside Europe programme, August 25th, 2017.

Grief and bewilderment in Ripoll

Radio interview with BBC World Service from the town of Ripoll on August 19th, 2017, home to several members of the terror cell that carried out attacks on Barcelona and Cambrils.

Santander buys struggling Popular

Interview for BBC radio’s World Business Report programme, broadcast June 7th, 2017.

Sergio García’s Masters triumph

Comment on the Spanish golfer for Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report programme April 10th.

Fallout from controversial mortgages

Radio report on the repercussions of the European Court of Justice’s ruling that Spanish banks must pay back billions of euros that customers had paid under the terms of so-called “floor clause” mortgages.

February 24th, 2017, broadcast on DW’s Inside Europe programme.

Catalonia’s separatist heartland

Radio Report from Berga, in the Catalan heartland, where pro-independence feeling is particularly strong.

December 24th, 2016, broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent programme.

Nigel Farage on Donald Trump

In interview, UKIP leader says it “is important the UK government gets on with this guy”

November 9, 2016, broadcast by BBC News.

Spain’s bars offer thermometer of economic health

Spanish bars suffered during the country’s recent recession, but now they’re bouncing back.

October 12, 2016, broadcast on BBC World Service’s World Business Report programme.

Spain’s bull-baiting tradition

Why the town of Tordesillas is up in arms over the decision to ban the spearing to death of a bull during its Toro de la Vega festival.

September 13, 2016, broadcast on the Irish Times World View podcast.

Graham Greene’s Spain

Following the footsteps of the British writer in search of the inspiration for his novel ‘Monsignor Quixote’.

August 29, 2016, broadcast by BBC Radio 4 as part of the Our Man in Greeneland series.

El Toboso

Gibraltar’s Brexit vote

The British territory on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula also votes on EU membership.

June 17, 2016, broadcast by BBC World Service’s World Business Report programme.

The legacy of the ‘indignados’

Five years after Spain’s protest movement rose up, how influential has it been? (radio report)

May 13, 2016, broadcast by BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight programme.

Corruption in Granada

Spain’s Popular Party grapples with a strong of scandals (radio report).

April 25th, 2016, broadcast by BBC World Service’s World Business Report programme

The end of the siesta

Spain’s prime minister says he wants to change the country’s working hours (radio interview).

April 4th, 2016, broadcast by BBC World Service’s Newsroom programme

Peace and reconciliation in the Basque Country?

The release from jail of separatist leader Arnaldo Otegi raises hopes of a new era (radio report)

March 17th, 2016, by Guy Hedgecoe – broadcast by BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent

Limbo time in Spain

The new-look political landscape makes forming a government difficult (radio report)

March 7th, 2016, by Guy Hedgecoe – broadcast by BBC World Service

Spain’s dubbing dilemma

Is Spaniards’ obsession with dubbing hurting their language skills? (radio report)

February 15th, 2016, by Guy Hedgecoe – broadcast by BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight

Digging up the Spanish past

The exhumation of a mass grave changes Spain’s relationship with its past (radio report).

Feb. 4, 2016, by Guy Hedgecoe – broadcast by Deutsche Welle

Does Francisco Franco still haunt Spain?

Guy discusses historical memory with James Blick at Franco’s resting place, el Valle de los Caídos.

Syrians use Melilla as path to Europe

Spain’s North African enclave has become an entry point to the EU for desperate migrants

November 20th, 2016, by Guy Hedgecoe – broadcast by Deutsche Welle radio

Jihadism in Spain’s African enclaves

There are increasing concerns that Ceuta is a breeding ground for radical Islam. (radio report)

June 18th, 2015, by Guy Hedgecoe – broadcast by Deutsche Welle radio

Ceuta - Morocco from El Principe 2

Spain’s unemployment nightmare (TV package demo)

Building a cathedral by hand

Justo Gallego has spent half a century creating a building out of junk. (radio report)

June 2nd, 2015, by Guy Hedgecoe – broadcast by BBC World Service

Justo Gallego

Spain’s wolves make a comeback

Conservationists celebrate and farmers protest, as a large predator returns (radio report)

January 15th, 2015, by Guy Hedgecoe – broadcast by Deutsche Welle

Catalans push their bid for independence

Two-way radio interview ahead of Catalonia’s 2014 independence referendum

September 11th, 2014, by Guy Hedgecoe – broadcast by Deutsche Welle