Best of British: 60 things that make Britain great

Imagine you're cut off in a far-off land. What longings would be uppermost in your mind? Here we celebrate those aspects of life that make our islands distinct and beguiling.

16. Roberts radio

roberts radioThe Archers, Just a Minute, Today, Book at Bedtime, Test Match Special, Desert Island Discs: there is so much to entertain and inform on radio. The number of listeners is holding its own in the digital age and podcasts enable people to take their favourite programmes with them on trains and tractors. What better model is there to represent the golden age of radio and its renaissance than the Roberts, from a company that has been making beautiful radios for more than 80 years?

‘Radio is like bread and butter to people; they will never do without it’
(Harry Roberts)

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