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26 posts about Radio4 on this blog

  1. Writing Bad Salsa

    Thursday 17 July 2014, 21:06

    Kay Stonham Kay Stonham

    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. 

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  2. Radio remembers WW1

    Thursday 26 June 2014, 10:58

    Jane Ellison Jane Ellison Radio 4 Commissioning Editor

    Jane Ellison, Radio 4 Commissioning Editor highlights the exciting programming coming to mark the centenary of World War One.

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  3. The BBC Food and Farming Awards: How it all began

    Friday 2 May 2014, 13:22

    Sheila Dillon Sheila Dillon Presenter, The Food Programme, Radio 4

    How Derek Cooper and Sheila Dillon gained royal support to found the BBC Food and Farming Awards.

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  4. Why there are no pictures of my daughter online

    Tuesday 11 February 2014, 15:23

    Hannah Khalil Hannah Khalil Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

    Hannah Khalil reveals why Internet Safety Day is important to her. 

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  5. Mental Health Awards celebrate 25 years of All in the Mind

    Tuesday 3 December 2013, 15:57

    Claudia Hammond Claudia Hammond

    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.

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  6. Mastertapes featuring Spandau Ballet

    Saturday 22 June 2013, 19:43

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    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. 

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  7. The sounds of music

    Friday 15 March 2013, 14:00

    Joe Acheson Joe Acheson Freelance composer

    Composer Joe Acheson details what was involved in creating the signature tune for the Radio 4 series Noise:A Human History.

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  8. Listening to Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere in a basement in central London

    Monday 4 March 2013, 18:31

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    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. 

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  9. Iraq 10 years on

    Tuesday 26 February 2013, 15:50

    Hannah Khalil Hannah Khalil Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

    An outline of BBC programming marking 10 years since the war in Iraq.

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  10. Radio 4 revisits controversial poem 'v.'

    Monday 18 February 2013, 14:30

    Tony Phillips Tony Phillips Commissioning Editor, Arts, Radio 4

    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.

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  11. George Orwell and the BBC

    Thursday 24 January 2013, 10:07

    Mark Lawson Mark Lawson

    Mark Lawson considers George Orwell's time at the BBC.

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  12. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

    Friday 21 December 2012, 14:04

    Simon Vivian Simon Vivian Radio Producer

    Radio producer, Simon Vivian's insightful, heart warming look at preparing for, and broadcasting, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

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  13. BBC Radio 4's new home at the Edinburgh Festival

    Wednesday 17 August 2011, 13:26

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

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    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...

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  14. The 2011 Nick Clarke Award

    Thursday 11 August 2011, 18:01

    Gillian Dear Gillian Dear

    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...

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  15. Explaining 'the Rajars'

    Friday 8 July 2011, 18:04

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    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...

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  16. Bitten nails and goose bumps - the 2011 Reith Lectures

    Tuesday 21 June 2011, 15:37

    Sue Ellis Sue Ellis

    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...

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  17. Sir Michael Lyons answers questions from Radio 4 listeners

    Tuesday 26 April 2011, 19:12

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    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.

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  18. New digital programmes - and a new name for Radio 7

    Tuesday 1 March 2011, 16:45

    Bridget Middleton Bridget Middleton

    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...

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  19. The Pope to Broadcast Thought for the Day on Christmas Eve

    Wednesday 22 December 2010, 17:45

    Bridget Middleton Bridget Middleton

    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...

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  20. Radio blog - the view from abroad

    Wednesday 29 September 2010, 18:11

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    "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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Radio 5 Live: Presenters Richard Bacon, Victoria Derbyshire and Shelagh Fogarty among names leaving BBC radio station (Mirror)

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"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"

Teenagers take over Scottish Thought for the Day (Ariel)

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)

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"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'"

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New adventure with the Cybermen [Doctor Who]
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Connected Red Button: a first look at the new service on Smart TVs [Internet]