Media

This page gives a selection of Tim’s media appearances and interviews for radio and television, in print and online.

Selected television

In June 2013 Tim appeared in a piece on street play that was broadcast on the primetime BBC1 magazine programme The One Show. Watch the package:

In January 2011 Tim featured in a documentary on childhood produced by ITV’s leading current affairs programme ITV Tonight. In February 2010 he appeared in a programme on child protection made by the flagship BBC current affairs programme Panorama.

In November 2009 Tim appeared in a feature on the leading outdoor and environmental magazine programme Countryfile on BBC1, giving his thoughts on how to reconnect children with nature. Watch the package:

In 2008 Tim took part in A Revolution in Childhood, a televised debate on BBC 4 chaired by Martha Kearney. The programme was linked to the BBC’s flagship child development series Child of our Time. The programme was reviewed in the Independent.

Selected radio

In April 2013 Tim was one of the panellists in a studio debate about character chaired by Mariella Frostrup – part of series 6 of the BBC Radio 4 programme Bringing up Britain.

In October 2011 Tim was interviewed by Richard Aedy for the second time on the Australian ABC Radio National programme Life Matters (see below for the first interview, broadcast in Nov 2007). He argued that awareness is growing of the importance of risk and adventure in childhood.

In April 2008 Tim took part in a studio debate on childhood chaired by Mariella Frostrup, in series 1 of the BBC Radio 4 series Bringing up Britain.

Tim was on the panel for a discussion on Nightwaves on Radio 3 entitled Whatever Happened to Childhood? The programme was part of the 2007 Free Thinking festival in Liverpool (broadcast Jan 08).

Extended interview with Richard Aedy for the Australian ABC Radio National programme Life Matters (Nov 07).

Newspapers & magazine interviews

Leading journalist Decca Aitkenhead wrote a feature for the Guardian that  included an extended interview with Tim, when his book No Fear was published (Nov 07).

Tim’s visit to the Moscow Urban Forum in Dec 2012 led to a number of interviews (all in Russian). Check the end of this blog post for links.

Interview in Juno magazine on free play, children’s retreat from the outdoors and whether technology is to blame (Jan 2012).

The Belgian youth sector magazine and website Krax has published an interview with Tim (January 2009 – in Flemish).

‘Fixing Humpty Dumpty’ interview on Futurelab website (March 08).