Tim Samuels is a regular presenter, documentary-maker and distinctive voice across the BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live networks.

His Radio 4 shows include: Tim Samuels' Sleepover, Fantasy Festival series, Guerillas of Pop, Running Away series, Find Me a New York Jewish Princess, The Name Game, Men in Therapy, The New Economy: Does Sharing Mean Caring? seriesand Tel Aviv Comes Out - which won gold at the New York Festivals international radio awards.

On 5 Live, Tim created and has hosted five seasons of Men's Hour - the groundbreaking male counterpart to Woman's Hour - with whom they do a joint show each year that's broadcast across both networks. He frequently appears on the Today programme.


Tim immerses in an extraordinary medical scene - Israeli doctors treating Syrians smuggled over the border for life-saving treatment into a country Syria is technically still at war with.

In the days after the terror attack in Paris, Tim spends a weekend living in a notorious 'banlieue' - a neglected suburb on the edge of the city, seen as a breeding ground for radicalism.

Tim heads to New York for a week of full-on immersive dating - even using traditional matchmakers - in search of his Jewish Princess. But will his British teeth pass the test?

The inspiring, uneasy and unexpected story of war veterans - from the Falklands to more recent missions in Belfast and Bosnia - using poetry to tackle their PTSD and mental wounds.

Tim reveals how Tel Aviv has become a leading gay city following a concerted campaign by the mayor. Critics accuse Israel of 'pink-washing' to soften its image - but Tel Aviv stands out as an oasis of gay tolerance in an otherwise hostile region.

Comedian Ruby Wax joins Tim to curate and create the festival of her wildest dreams - a Burning Man-style sensory overload in the heart of Notting Hill. A fascinating psychological insight into Ruby.

A candid conversation between Tim and Salma - a British woman who actively chose to become the second wife in a polygamous relationship. She's not what you'd expect at all.