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October (21 posts)

  1. Live blogging Front Row from Maida Vale

    Friday 30 October 2009, 19:00

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    John Wilson recording Front Row in Maida Vale studio 5

    1900 Studio MV5, Maida Vale. All around me is the organised chaos of the studio's 75th anniversary celebration. We're on-air in 10 minutes. Bill Paterson, soprano Jane Manning and composer Anthony Payne are in the studio already.

    1910. Listen live to the programme here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes...

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  2. Norman Painting, 1924 - 2009

    Thursday 29 October 2009, 16:00

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Norman Painting who played Phil Archer in The Archers

    Editor's note. I asked Vanessa Whitburn, Editor of The Archers, for some words about Norman Painting, who died today:

    The sad news about the death of Norman Painting is only a few hours old; and already messages of love and condolence have been pouring in from friends and fans alike. They are a tribute...

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  3. Live blogging Jon Ronson's radio features workshop

    Thursday 29 October 2009, 14:07

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    15:27. Closing the discussion, Jon and Laura play us moving clips from a feature about a woman misled for years by her husband who pretended to be a deep cover CIA operative until he was revealed to be a bigamist.

    15:07. Jon hates the kind of 'authoritarian' reporting that characterises mainstream media...

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  4. More good RAJAR news

    Thursday 29 October 2009, 09:29

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    Jenni Murray presents Woman's Hour in front of an audience at Derby University

    Well - the latest figures for Radio 4 are very, very gratifying. Indeed they are the best since a new measuring methodology was introduced a decade or so ago - and it's not possible to compare them with what happened before.

    Briefly, 10.22 million people listen to at least 15 minutes a week - but lest...

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  5. Radio 4 amongst the students

    Thursday 29 October 2009, 08:42

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    BBC Radio 4 signs at Derby University

    The Bedford campus of the University of Bedfordshire is home to a small advance guard of Radio 4 programmes for the next two days. The goal, as explained by Mark Damazer here, is to bring to the attention of the nation's students the range of Radio 4 programmes they'd be sure to like. I'll be in Bedford...

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  6. Adapting Our Mutual Friend for radio

    Tuesday 27 October 2009, 12:00

    Jeremy Mortimer Jeremy Mortimer Producer

    Of course making a Hollywood film, or directing at the National Theatre may be all very well (I wouldn't know as I haven't done either) but there are times when there is simply nothing more rewarding than being in the radio studio working on a really meaty drama serial. Over the last few months I've...

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  7. Got a question for Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell?

    Tuesday 27 October 2009, 09:12

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Signage for Olympics 2012 London

    Paul Scoins, who works on You & Yours, emailed me: "I wondered if this might be worth flagging up... We've got Tessa Jowell on today to take calls on people's views on the 2012 Olympic legacy."

    The programme looks like this:

    First half:

    • Are you still as enthusiastic about the Games as you were when they...

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  8. Vote vote vote! For your favourite neglected book

    Sunday 25 October 2009, 08:02

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    Rainbow books - arranged by colour

    We are coming up to half-way through our initiative to bring to light brilliant books that have been unfairly/unreasonably/incorrectly/shamefully cast aside - by public indifference/daft publishers/the cruel hand of fate/rotten luck. Mariella Frostrup, Queen of Books, is interviewing a glittering group...

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  9. Planet B, series two

    Friday 23 October 2009, 17:21

    Kip Berenger Kip Berenger

    Editor's note: here's a first for the Radio 4 blog. A post by a fictional character. Kip Berenger will make his appearance in series 2 of Radio 7's Planet B, starting on 29 November. He spoke to lead writer Matthew Broughton:

    I suppose you'd call me a heavy user. I'm going to say that up front -even...

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  10. And now, live from Derby...

    Friday 16 October 2009, 15:57

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

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    A small corner of Radio 4 has decamped to Derby for two days - to record some big programmes (inlcuding a fantastcially exciting live Woman's Hour this morning, with lots of audience participation), to run some workshops with students and to generally spread the good word with the students and faculty...

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