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  1. I'm a Radio 4 listener, get me out of here!

    Monday 29 November 2010, 11:22

    Karen Pirie Karen Pirie

    It started with a tweet. "I will if you will", says Heather. "Wot for a whole week?" says Jenni?

    I wonder how many women over the age of 35 would choose to wake up with Chris Moyles every morning. And how many teenagers would swap Judge Jules and Jo Whiley for Jonathan Dimbleby and Justin Webb?

    We appealed...

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  2. The funkiest documentary in Radio 4 history

    Friday 26 November 2010, 18:07

    James Hale James Hale Producer/Director

    In the first half of the 1970s Stevie Wonder released four landmark albums that changed the course of pop music. A combination of funk and synthesisers, this incredible collection of music includes many of Stevie's classic songs such as Superstition, Living for the City and You Are the Sunshine of My...

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  3. Throwing caution to the wind in 'I, Claudius'

    Friday 26 November 2010, 15:10

    Tom Goodman-Hill Tom Goodman-Hill

    Editor's note: this post by the lead in Radio 4's new Classic Serial, 'I, Claudius', starts with a clip from the drama - SB.

    I was eight when 'I, Claudius' first aired on the BBC in 1976. It remains burned on my brain as the first televisual event that I recall. Of course I was far too young to be allowed...

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  4. Test Match Special on Radio 4

    Thursday 25 November 2010, 09:59

    Andrew Caspari Andrew Caspari

    For as long as I can remember Test Match Special has been the soundtrack of my Summer.

    I admit I was jealous of commentators who got paid to watch the cricket and to talk about it - I still am. They are brilliant and the skill of the producers in bringing in recent ex-players such as Michael Vaughan...

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  5. The truth about Travellers

    Tuesday 23 November 2010, 12:45

    Charlotte Riches Charlotte Riches

    Up until last month, I had never set foot on a Traveller site or thought I ever would. Few non-Travellers tend to be allowed into this closed, tight knit community. Therefore, it was a great surprise and privilege not only to be invited onto a Traveller site, but to be given the run of the place for...

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  6. Archers irritants - and a new web site

    Friday 19 November 2010, 13:55

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Lynda Snell has seen off many rivals to her position as the most irritating person in Ambridge. Marjorie Antrobus started as a formidable character but went on to become a bit of a national treasure. Brian Aldridge can be a pain, and has caused much unhappiness, but his love for Ruairi is unquestionable...

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  7. Persecutors and martyrs - the In Our Time newsletter

    Friday 19 November 2010, 11:14

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Editor's note: another edition of Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time newsletter, a communication written weekly, right after the live Thursday morning transmission. Details of how to get the newsletter delivered to your inbox are at the bottom - SB

    I don't know what the ethics are about saying "it's great"...

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  8. The Radio 4 St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal

    Thursday 18 November 2010, 10:00

    Sally Flatman Sally Flatman

    Editor's note. You can make a donation to this year's Radio 4 Christmas Appeal on the St Martin-in-the-Fields web site - SB

    The service at St Martin-in-the-Fields for homeless people who have died in the past year never fails to move me. During the service the names of those who have died are read out...

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  9. A new website for The Archers

    Wednesday 17 November 2010, 17:53

    Leigh Aspin Leigh Aspin

    During the last 18 months, we've been relaunching parts of the Radio 4 website, redesigning for the wider page template now in use at bbc.co.uk and taking advantage of new technologies on offer.

    The last programme website to move across is one of our most popular - The Archers, which consistently receives...

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  10. The BBC National Short Story Award 2010

    Monday 15 November 2010, 14:10

    Di Speirs Di Speirs Editor, Readings

    It's been a strange week, locked in a studio recording a novel about secrets and conspiracy in Stalinist Russia and then dashing 8 floors up, to conspiratorially huddle over the short list of this year's BBC National Short Story Award intent on ensuring total secrecy until the announcement on Thursday...

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