The singer has been chosen as one of five guest editors who will be given control over the station’s programming next month, with their programmes set to air between December 26 and December 31.
According to Radio 4, each guest editor will be responsible for half of the programme’s output as they work with reporters and producers to ensure their stories, ideas and material is newsworthy and fulfils the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines. Joining Harvey will be writer and broadcaster Michael Palin, former MI5 Director General Eliza Manningham Buller, Director of World Wide Web Consortium Sir Tim Berners Lee and Barclays Group Chief Executive Antony Jenkins.
Earlier this year, PJ Harvey revealed her first new song since releasing ‘Let England Shake’ in 2011. The track, which is titled ‘Shaker Aamer’, is a protest song designed to raise attention to the plight of a British national imprisoned by the US in Guantanamo Bay since 2002.
‘Let England Shake’ received widespread critical acclaim and was named NME’s Album Of The Year and winner of the Mercury Music Prize in 2011. She released her debut album ‘Dry’ in 1992 and has since gone on to put out a slew of LPs including ‘Rid Of Me’ (1993), ‘To Bring You My Love’ (1995), ‘Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea’ (2000) and ‘White Chalk’ (2007).