Heather appears regularly on the radio as both a presenter and an interviewee. She is much in demand to provide expert opinion, and has an ISDN line and mixer in her study, enabling her to give broadcast-quality interviews at short notice.
In the summer of 2008, Heather wrote and presented an iconic 30-part series for BBC Radio 4 on the history of astronomy, Cosmic Quest.
The highly acclaimed series was repeated in May-June 2013, on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
Cosmic Quest was about more than science. The history of astronomy is a reflection of our culture: an insight into the development of mankind’s ideas – and ideals. In the series, Heather investigated the people who discovered our Universe, and the passions that drove them to probe ever outwards.
Other major programmes Heather has presented include:
- A Brief Guide to Infinity (Radio 4)
- Britain’s Space Race (BBC Radio 4)
- Arthur C. Clarke: the Science and the Fiction (BBC Radio 4 & World Service) For more information, click here
- Worlds Beyond (series, BBC Radio 4)
- Red Planet (series, BBC Radio 4)
- The Essential Guide to the 21st Century (series, BBC World Service)
- Starwatch (series, BBC Radio 4)
- Naming the Universe (series, BBC Radio 4)
- The Modern Magi (BBC Radio 4)
- Down Your Way (BBC Radio 4)
- With Great Pleasure (BBC Radio 4)
She has also worked as a stand-in presenter on Woman’s Hour, the John Dunn Programme and Start the Week
Heather has guested on the following programmes:
- Melvyn Bragg’s In Our Time (BBC Radio 4)
- Woman’s Hour (BBC Radio 4)
- Steve Wright in the Afternoon (BBC Radio 2)
- The Johnnie Walker Show (BBC Radio 2)
- Simon Mayo (BBC Radio 5 Live)