Barry Johnston has abridged sixteen books for broadcast on 'Book of the Week' and ‘Book at Bedtime’ on BBC Radio 4:

• The Whole Day Through by Patrick Gale
• A Vision of Loveliness by Louise Levene
• Solar by Ian McEwan
• A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French
• The Popes: A History by John Julius Norwich
• Capital by John Lanchester
• When Britain Burned the White House by Peter Snow
• Darling Monster by John Julius Norwich
• A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre
• The Utopia Experiment by Dylan Evans
• Benjamin Franklin in London by George Goodwin
• This Orient Isle by Jerry Brotton
• The Running Hare by John Lewis-Stempel
• Fear by Ranulph Fiennes
• The Age of Anger by Pankaj Mishra
• Every Third Thought by Robert McCrum



Barry has produced nine one-hour special programmes for broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra:

• An Hour with Johnners
• An Hour with Jon Pertwee
• An Hour with Alan Titchmarsh
• An Hour with Ned Sherrin
• An Hour with Brian Blessed
• An Hour with Blowers
• An Hour with Ranulph Fiennes
• An Hour with Barry Norman
• An Hour with Hinge and Bracket