Travel & lifestyle


Finally, it's beginning to look a lot like springtime with colour appearing everywhere. We share some of our favourite UK gardens to provide some inspiration for a day out or two.

Some of the best gardens in the UK

John Craven's adventures in China

Jennie Carr meets one of her childhood heroes, John Craven, to chat about his new calling as a panda ambassador in China.

Valerie Singleton's top picks

Former Blue Peter presenter, Valerie Singleton, shares the places that she'd revisit if she had a spare week. Where would you go?
Valerie Singleton

The gardeners of the First World War

Martyn Lewis talks to Fiona Davison from the Royal Horticultural Society about their search to find relatives of an incredible group of gardeners from the First World War

More lifestyle radio features

The gardeners of the First World War

The marathon man

Fauja Singh is the world's oldest marathon runner at the age of 102. Read what keeps him moving and more of his wisdom.


The Wireless
Radio for grown-ups

Tune in for features, celebrity interviews, expert advice and - of course- plenty of music!
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In the driving seat

Renewing your licence online at 70

Once you reach the age of 70, your licence expires – but this doesn’t automatically mean you have to stop driving.

Jacqui the intrepid traveller

Jacqui the intrepid traveller

Jennie from Silver Travel Advisor met a remarkable traveller, with limited mobility and an unlimited sense of adventure.

Prize draw

Enter the Silver Travel Advisor April prize draw to win a 7 night stay for 2 at the Quinta Bela Vista in Funchal on Madeira.
Prize draw

Gardening tips

In the Garden is a regular radio feature from The Wireless, featuring seasonal tips from expert gardener Christine Walkden.
Christine Walkden

Zest for life

Dance superstar Gillian Lynne chats to Nick Smurthwaite about learning to dance during the war, why she keeps busy and her secrets for looking good.
Dance superstar Gillian Lynne.

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