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June (20 posts)

  1. Responding to big stories at Radio 4

    Sunday 28 June 2009, 21:07

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

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    We've thrown things up in the air in recent days in a bid to respond to two big stories - MPs' expenses and the disputed Iranian election.

    Last Thursday evening John Simpson did 'The Report' - our new Current Affairs strand. He spoke about what it was like reporting from Iran this month before he was...

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  2. Breakfast with the Beeb - a New Yorker's view of Radio 4

    Sunday 28 June 2009, 16:07

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

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    Editor's note: here's a lovely thing. A consideration of Radio 4 from a New Yorker. Rebecca Dalzell does that fascinating thing: she makes something familiar strange again - as if we were reading about it for the first time. Her piece appeared on a New York web site called The Morning News. I wrote to...

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  3. Visualising Material World

    Wednesday 24 June 2009, 15:51

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

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    We're experimenting this week. Material World - our weekly science programme presented by Quentin Cooper - will be accompanied, live, by some pictures. It will not be television and I won't reveal exactly how it will work - but give it a try. The visuals will stay up for several days after the programme...

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  4. Reith 2009 in the Twitterverse

    Sunday 21 June 2009, 22:54

    Jennifer Clarke Jennifer Clarke

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    As I've explained in my previous blog posts, the 2009 Reith Lectures team was keen to extend the reach of the programmes beyond the traditional Radio 4 and World Service listeners.

    A key part of our strategy was social networking site Twitter. We wanted to find people already talking about Professor...

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  5. Music music music

    Friday 19 June 2009, 16:00

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Stan Was, a producer in the Radio 4 presentations department (and practically the in-house photographer - you'll see lots of his work in the Radio 4 pool on Flickr.com) was present in the Loose Ends studio Saturday and took some lovely pics of the two bands on the show: The Mummers and Smoke Fairies...

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  6. ISIHAC on the Comedy blog

    Thursday 18 June 2009, 15:41

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Garden and CryerDavid Thair, editor of the BBC Comedy blog, has a nice post about the first post-Humph recording of Radio 4 comedy treasure I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, with three lovely pics and a clip. Read the post and leave your comments here...

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  7. How moderation works on the PM blog

    Thursday 18 June 2009, 14:30

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Paul Wakely is a member of the BBC's central moderation team. He manages BBC staff and outsourced suppliers who moderate 10,000 comments per day on the BBC messageboards and blogs.

    From 1400-1600 today Paul will be on the PM blog - where it's a pretty hot topic - answering questions about moderation....

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  8. Honey cake help!

    Wednesday 17 June 2009, 19:33

    Charlotte Smith Charlotte Smith

    Charlotte Smith's honey cake

    Editor's note: I know I said that the Farming Today bees were off to their own blog a little while ago but we've now decided that they should stay here, on the Radio 4 blog, for the rest of the season. We've grown attached to them (and we like the honey). And, in a follow-up email, Charlotte appeals...

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  9. The George Orwell collection

    Wednesday 17 June 2009, 19:17

    Steve Darling Steve Darling Producer on the BBC Archive

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    Editor's note: The pace is really picking up over at BBC Archives. Since I asked Steve Darling to write this post about the George Orwell collection, two further collections have been published: Princess Elizabeth: the making of a Queen and Arena: Miller meets Mandela.

    The BBC archive collection "George...

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  10. Nick Clarke interview prize

    Wednesday 17 June 2009, 11:02

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

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    Update: details of how to enter an interview for the award and the competition rules are now here. The closing date for this year's award is 4 August.

    Nick Clarke was a great Radio 4 broadcaster. He died far far too young in late 2006 and is remembered by many of us - and I am sure many of you - as a...

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