Hooray. Jonathan Meades has a new book coming out. He's always interesting. Sometimes infuriating. But in an interesting way. Here he is on a recent bit of Loose Ends on Radio 4 (35 minutes in; but just before then there's a lovely bit of Beth Orton).
To illustrate, here is a bit of his recent 3 part BBC 4 series On France.
I think the whole series on the YouTube. But this is the first bit. You get the idea.