Simon Rose

Profile

Simon abandoned a City career as a stockbroker to become a financial reporter at the BBC, broadcasting on financial matters, principally for Radio 4 and the World Service.

After working as a freelance financial journalist, writing regularly for publications as diverse as The Sunday Times and Punch, he became a film reviewer, reviewing movies for the Daily Mirror and for the BBC’s regional radio network. He also worked as a screenwriter, winning the Orange Prize for Screenwriting and seeing his film The Flying Scotsman (Jonny Lee Miller, Brian Cox) opening the Edinburgh Film Festival.

He also ran the company that made the world’s first interactive movie.

In 2011, he became spokesman for Save Our Savers, a group representing the interests of savers and pensioners who have been hit by the period of artificially suppressed interest rates. He has represented SOS on most major news outlets including BBC TV News, Newsnight, The Today Programme and the Keiser Report.

He is the author of 14 books on diverse topics. But the theme underlying all his work is that of explaining complex or off-putting ideas to a wider audience.

Simon Rose's Programmes

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture is Simon Rose at his presenting best. He regularly enjoys digging behind the headlines to find the really interesting stories that are being talked about by economists and think-tanks which are helping to shape the conversations in Whitehall. From the Adam Smith Institute to the Taxpayers Alliance, to the wonderful Professors Steve Keen and Tim Evans, Simon brings the latest political and economic thinking into sharp focus.

Book Review

Book Review

In our 'Book Review' slot, we invite top authors into the Share Radio studios. No topic escapes our attention, from share trading to French history and everything else in between. We are always looking for interesting authors, so do get in touch.

The Business Of Film

The Business Of Film

Fridays from 18:30 to 19:00

James Cameron-Wilson our regular money man talks us through the films doing the business at the box office, and Simon Rose interviews screenwriters, producers and directors.

Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets and Gizmos

Mondays from 18:30 to 19:00

Stocks may rise and fall, businesses may boom and bust, but gadgets keep appearing at an ever-increasing rate. Share Radio’s Gadgets & Gizmos show explores the latest technological innovations, from the indispensable to the downright ridiculous. Show host Simon Rose and technology editor Steve Caplin take a weekly humorous look at what’s on offer, featuring both existing products and those whose inventors utilise crowdfunding platforms to make them a reality. Through its 100-plus shows, Gadgets & Gizmos has delved into the world of wifi, Bluetooth and exploding lithium batteries, reviewing gadgets of interest and ridiculing those that should never have got off the drawing board. Where some financial journalists tell you how to make your money grow, Gadgets & Gizmos tells you how to spend it – and when not to.

Movies and Money

Movies and Money

Movies and Money is Share Radio’s look at the world of film. Journalist Phil Scott joins Simon for an irregular look at different movie genres and in all we look at the business of film.

The Week That Was

The Week That Was

Our weekly view to the stories that have made an impact during the past week, and a look forward to the next one.