Welcome to the website for Duncan Barkes – broadcaster and journalist. He talks for a living and has also written for various publications. You can read some of these pieces from links elsewhere on this site.


IMG_4110rHe presents ‘London’s Late Night Radio Phone-In’ on BBC Radio London, Sunday to Thursday nights from 10pm. Duncan started his new show on 5th July 2015 after deciding to leave LBC in order to take up this opportunity. His time at LBC saw him increase the audience of the Sunday to Thursday 10pm-1am slot. Prior to this he took the 1-4am overnight slot during the week to number one in the London marketplace, beating ALL BBC and commercial competition.


IMG_4115rIn 2015, Barkes was nominated in the ‘Radio Programme of the Year’ category as part of the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards facing competition from BBC Radio 4 and BBC Five Live: http://www.broadcastingpressguild.org/2015/02/19/bpg-awards-2015-radio-nominations/  Catch up on his recent shows by clicking here: www.bbc.co.uk/duncanbarkes


As well as London’s Late Night Radio Phone-In on BBC Radio London, Barkes also sits in for Vanessa Feltz and Robert Elms when they are away. He has hosted coverage of the EU Referendum, London Elections and the General Election on the station. Elsewhere on the dial he can be heard from time to time on BBC Radio Five Live where he covers various programmes including the ‘Up All Night’ sequence of breaking news, world affairs and interviews. He also sits in for presenters Stephen Nolan and Phil Williams when they are away..