On the radio, Lindsay has made BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature documentaries on South African novelist and freedom fighter Alex La Guma - the Black Dickens and African-American, Chicagoan Jazz Age artist Archibald Motley, Jr, and a BBC Radio 4 doc on the black blood donor crisis.

He has also made a series of Essays for BBC Radio 3 on Africa In The City. In them, re-working Ian Fleming’s colonial Thrilling Cities 1963 travelogue premise, he looks at the African influence on five global cities (Marseille, Philadelphia, Kingston (Jamaica), Fort-de-France (Martinique) and Cape Town).
 

Lindsay has given a BBC Radio 4 Four Thought talk on why language is power and a BBC Radio 3 Essay on Tommie Smith and the literary canons.

He has been interviewed several times on BBC Radio 4’s Today program
, BBC Radio 4’s PM program, reviewed the papers on BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House, been a frequent contributor to BBC Radio 3’s Nightwaves, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review, BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent and on the BBC World Service.

On TV, Lindsay has presented features on BBC Two’s flagship arts program The Culture Show on topics as diverse as the Classics, taking his Peckham mentees to the theatre, playwright Terence Rattigan and the iconic film character John Rambo.

 

He has also been a guest on BBC Two’s Review Show, been interviewed on BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live, BBC Two’s Newsnight, BBC World, BBC London, ITV’s London Tonight, has presented a Channel 4 polemic against bling culture and has also appeared as a contributor in several Channel 5 history documentaries.

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