Peter Paphides
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Peter Paphides

Peter Paphides (born 1969 as Panayiotis Paphides) is a British journalist and broadcaster.

Paphides was born in Birmingham to a Greek Cypriot father, Chris, and a Greek mother, Victoria.[] He has an elder brother, Aki.[] His father ran the 'Great Western' fish bar in Acocks Green, and the family lived upstairs.[] In 1979, the family moved to the suburb of Olton, where his father ran the 'King Fisher' (now 'George's Fish Bar'). He read philosophy at the University of Wales, Lampeter.[]

Between 2005 and 2010 he was employed as the chief rock critic of The Times and presented The Times' weekly music podcast for Sounds Music supplement.[1][2] Since then, he has worked freelance including for The Guardian, Mojo and Q magazine.[] He has also made various documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and made a pilot for BBC 6 Music show Vinyl Revival which was later commissioned for a seven-part series, and was broadcast from 4 December 2011.[]

Paphides has written for Melody Maker and Time Out.[3]

He is based in London. He married Times columnist Caitlin Moran in December 1999. They have two daughters.[4]


  1. ^ Dowell, Ben (2010-10-25). "Chief rock critic Peter Paphides quits the Times". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "The Quietus | News | Pete Paphides Launches New Podcast". The Quietus. Retrieved .
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