'Harvey said she only agreed to edit the programme after reaching agreement that contributors would be 'heard in a manner of their choosing, whether that be a monologue, a poem, or interviewing others'.
The musician marked the news with a brief video clip that gives us a hint of what to expect.
In the clip, directed by Seamus Murphy, we're teased with a snippet of a new song and shots of Harvey on her travels.
'This year they have included Anthony Jenkins, CEO of Barclays Bank, Eliza Manningham-Buller, the former head of MI5, Tim Berners Lee, director of the World Wide Web Consortium and the writer, traveller and broadcaster Sir Michael Palin.'The 42-year-old was unapologetic and used his monologue to praise fellow whistleblower Edward Snowden for attempting to 'show governments aspire, through their intelligence agencies, to a god-like knowledge of each and every one of us.'But critics have accused the BBC of being 'misguided' for allowing the fugitive to speak to the nation, and were angry he was not interviewed by its presenters so his views could be challenged, calling the show 'Left-wing tosh'.
Justifying his actions, and that of others who publish secrets, he said this morning: 'The powerful - if they want to keep their power - will try to know as much about us as they can, and they will try to make sure that we know as little about them as is possible.'Explaining further he said 'religious writings which promised emancipation from political oppression and in revolutionary works promising liberation from the repressive dogmas of the Church and the state'. To keep a person ignorant is to place them in a cage.
At 7.40am campaigner and journalist John Pilger gave what was billed as a 'look at the issue of censorship' but attacked Prime Minister David Cameron for visiting South Africa during Apartheid and criticised US President Barack Obama for paying tribute to Nelson Mandela despite not closing Guantanamo Bay.
David Jones, who sits in the Cabinet as Welsh Secretary, wrote on Twitter that it was 'unusual' later adding: 'Today's @BBCr4today is apparently the work of a "guest editor".
The first episode of the web series aired on Vimeo on 15 September 2015, and one episode aired per week over the course of six weeks.
A regular on Pj's videos and one of Pj's close friends Chris Kendall (Crabstickz) starred as the main roll of Oliver.
The BBC’s Alastair Leithead reports.0732A report in the Telegraph on 2 January suggests that we could soon see jail terms of hundreds of years being handed down by judges in the UK.
Paul Mendelle QC, former chair of the Criminal Bar Association, examines.0751An average 2.8% increase in rail fares comes into effect on Thursday, pushing the cost of some commuter travel to more than £5,000 a year.
The Today programme guest edited by singer PJ Harvey featured journalist John Pilger attacking David Cameron and Barack Obama, a diatribe against the Olympics as a 'neo-liberal trojan horse' used to roll back civil liberties and Julian Assange, wanted on sex charges in Sweden, was hailed for his 'great courage'.