Tributes have been paid to
broadcaster and writer Humphrey Carpenter who has died aged 58.
Roger Wright, Controller, BBC Radio 3, said: "Humphrey
Carpenter was a wonderfully engaging broadcaster, intelligent and hugely
wide ranging in his tastes and interests.
"He played a vital role in launching Radio 3's
ongoing arts discussion programme Night Waves and was a regular presenter
of other programmes on the network including our afternoon drivetime
programme In Tune.
"His writing included many fine books which have
helped shape our understanding of major cultural figures.
"He also wrote the definitive history of the Third
Programme and Radio 3, tackled with his customary energy, sensitivity
"We will miss his lively spirit and personal voice."
Mark Damazer, Controller, BBC Radio 4, said:
"Humphrey was a much admired and valued presenter
and contributor on Radio 4.
"For several years he has been presenting one of
the best things we do - Great Lives.
"He graced the airwaves for many years on a broad
range of musical and literary topics and will be much missed."