Howard Jacobson is one of the leading Anglo-Jewish writers of the past forty years. He has received considerable acclaim but articles about Jacobson have rarely featured his career as a broadcaster, on British television and radio. Since the 1980s he has regularly appeared as a subject of TV documentaries, including Arena (BBC2) and The South Bank Show (ITV), a presenter of individual programmes such as Sorry, Judas and The South Bank Show: Why the Novel Matters to Roots Schmoots and Seriously Funny and a number of discussion programmes, including Start the Week (Radio 4), The Sundays (Channel 4) and The Late Show (BBC2).
David Herman was a television producer for twenty years and produced a number of TV and radio programmes with Howard Jacobson during the 1990s and 2000s. He has since worked as a freelance writer, writing more than a thousand articles, essays and reviews for a number of newspapers, weekly and monthly magazines and literary journals.