A broadcast journalist and political correspondent, Peter Allen moved from television to radio to join BBC Five Live at its launch. Along with co-presenter Jane Garvey, he helped to bring a fresh approach to morning news programmes in a highly acclaimed teaming that lasted for 13 years.
His reports on the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, which he presented with James Naughtie, earned him a Sony Radio Academy Gold Award.
Peter currently presents BBC Radio 5 Live's Drive programme with Anita Anand.
Speaking about his work, he said, “Radio is 'it' for me because; radio - you pick up a microphone and you talk.”
Peter Allen – Compilation