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Thursday 17 July 2014, 21:06
All this week writer Kay Stonham's comedy Bad Salsa has been airing on BBC Radio 4. In addition to penning her script, Kay has written this post. We're a little sorry that circumstances beyond our control meant we couldn't post it earlier this week.
Thursday 26 June 2014, 10:58
Jane Ellison, Radio 4 Commissioning Editor highlights the exciting programming coming to mark the centenary of World War One.
Friday 2 May 2014, 13:22
How Derek Cooper and Sheila Dillon gained royal support to found the BBC Food and Farming Awards.
Tuesday 11 February 2014, 15:23
Hannah Khalil reveals why Internet Safety Day is important to her.
Tuesday 3 December 2013, 15:57
All in the Mind presenter Claudia Hammond talks about her memories of the programme on its 25th anniversary and launches the new Mental Helth Awards.
Saturday 22 June 2013, 19:43
Tony Hadley and Gary Kemp feature in series 2 of BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes. Jon Jacob went along to watch the programme recorded in BBC Maida Vale.
Friday 15 March 2013, 14:00
Composer Joe Acheson details what was involved in creating the signature tune for the Radio 4 series Noise:A Human History.
Monday 4 March 2013, 18:31
Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra's exciting dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's popular drama gets a special airing in front of a group of invited guests.
Tuesday 26 February 2013, 15:50
An outline of BBC programming marking 10 years since the war in Iraq.
Monday 18 February 2013, 14:30
Radio 4's arts commissioning editor, Tony Phillips, discusses the significance of 'v.' and the decision to record a rare reading by the poem's author Tony Harrison.
Thursday 24 January 2013, 10:07
Mark Lawson considers George Orwell's time at the BBC.
Friday 21 December 2012, 14:04
Radio producer, Simon Vivian's insightful, heart warming look at preparing for, and broadcasting, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
Wednesday 17 August 2011, 13:26
This evening's edition of Front Row, Radio 4's nightly arts review programme, comes from the BBC's new, purpose-built Edinburgh Festival 'pop-up' venue on the corner of Potterow and Marshall Street. We asked Front Row presenter John Wilson to talk to Caroline Raphael...
Thursday 11 August 2011, 18:01
The Nick Clarke Award is now entering its fourth year.
This hugely popular prize was first launched in 2008 at The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, and celebrates the single best broadcast interview of each year. Judges of the award are looking for interviews...
Friday 8 July 2011, 18:04
Editor's note: Feedback is Radio 4's weekly accountability programme, presented by Roger Bolton. The programme covers all of the BBC's radio stations and each week, while it's on-air, an item from the programme is published on the Radio 4 blog. This week's is about measuring the radio audience. Visit...
Tuesday 21 June 2011, 15:37
When I walked into the Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House there were many 'unknowns'. Would there be enough people in the audience? Would the main guest be able to join us? Would John Simpson be arrested?
We were about to play the first Reith Lecture in the 2011 'Securing Freedom' series to an audience...
Tuesday 26 April 2011, 19:12
Sir Michael Lyons is the outgoing Chair of the BBC Trust. He appeared on Radio 4's weekly phone-in Call You & Yours today to answer questions from licence fee-payers. Listen again to the programme here and leave a comment below.
Steve Bowbrick is Editor of About...
Tuesday 1 March 2011, 16:45
Tim Davie, Director of Audio & Music talks about the new radio programmes announced today and the reasons for changing the name of Radio 7 to Radio 4 Extra.
"Today we announced a series of new programmes which will be appearing on our digital radio stations. Also, we confirmed that we are changing...
Wednesday 22 December 2010, 17:45
BBC Radio 4 has just made this announcement:
Pope Benedict XVI, will deliver his Thought For The Day on Radio 4, Friday 24th December at 7.45am.
Pope Benedict's Christmas message to the British people follows his UK visit in September. In an unprecedented move - the Pope has not presented material specifically...
Wednesday 29 September 2010, 18:11
"In 2001, I moved to Connecticut for 2 years and while I appreciated so much of American life, almost every evening I would go to the computer after putting the children to bed and listen to programmes such as Today or In Our Time on Listen Again (as it was once called). On returning to the UK, I can...
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BBC’s Dominic Coles joins Discovery Networks (Guardian)
"Corporation’s director of operations to be US-based pay-TV giant’s finance and operations chief across western Europe"
Wimbledon final watched by 10 million (Guardian)
"Novak Djokovic victory over Roger Federer takes 54% share on BBC1, but no match for Andy Murray’s win last year"
Doctor Who: Frank Cottrell Boyce is a genius, says Steven Moffat (Digital Spy)
"BBC One has confirmed that Frank Cottrell Boyce will script an episode of Doctor Who."
Danger Mouse remake will see some male characters returning as females (Guardian)
"CBBC’s Cheryl Taylor promises show ‘truthful to the essence of Danger Mouse’ but with fresh ideas"
BBC appoints Matthew Postgate as chief technology officer (Guardian)
"Current controller of research and development was part of the management team that created iPlayer and built mobile services"
Doctor Who trailer: take a Deep Breath, Capaldi fans (Guardian)
"A teaser for the 'feature-length' first episode of the new Doctor Who series has materialised, complete with Peter Capaldi, the Tardis in flames and a hint of menace"
BBC increases digital radio coverage with Northern transmitters (Prolific North)
BBC to show off Commonwealth Games in 4K UHD (TechRadar)
"first ever event to be produced entirely over IP/internet networks - which the BBC is calling a 'major broadcasting milestone'"
BBC3 wins big at 2014 Broadcast Digital Awards (Broadcast)
Glastonbury 2014: how to watch it on TV (Daily Telegraph)
"Missed out on Glastonbury Festival tickets this year? Follow all the action from home using our BBC TV and Radio guide."
BBC stages first world war rap battle (Guardian)
UK media in one-minute silence protest over jailing of al-Jazeera journalists (Guardian)
"Hundreds of reporters across BBC and other media organisations speak out against Egyptian government’s verdict"
Licence fee should be charged to iPlayer users, says acting chair of BBC Trust (Guardian)
"Diane Coyle, acting chair of the BBC Trust, says the BBC is 'less independent than it needs to be'"
Last updated Tuesday 15 July 2014
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A taste of radio: First impressions of a TV producer [Academy]
BBC iWonder: Why did we start with a question? [Internet]
The Honourable Woman: Dramatic blood-soaked scenes [TV]
New adventure with the Cybermen [Doctor Who]
Here's one we made earlier: BBC Children's exhibition in Salford [CBeebies Grown-ups]
Stealing Scripts [Kermode Uncut]
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