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August (9 posts)

  1. Pilgrim, a dark fantasy drama for Radio 4

    Tuesday 31 August 2010, 13:36

    Marc Beeby Marc Beeby Producer

    Lessingham Church, Norfolk

    Editor's note: today we start a four-part series of posts about a chilling fantasy drama called Pilgrim which you can hear in the Afternoon Play slot starting today at 1415 and for the following three weeks. Producer Marc Beeby has been keeping a production diary - SB

    To the drama studio in Broadcasting...

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  2. Some changes to the Radio 4 web site

    Wednesday 25 August 2010, 16:06

    Leigh Aspin Leigh Aspin

    The new BBC Radio 4 home page

    Editor's note. In this blog post, Radio 4's Interactive Editor explains how important the views of web site users have been to the redesign of the site. Please take a minute to leave a comment here and tell us what you think of the changes to the Radio 4 site - SB.

    It's now over a year since we relaunched...

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  3. Horror in the woods

    Monday 23 August 2010, 16:36

    James Robinson James Robinson

    BBC Radio 4's production team recording Rain Maker in the Kent woods

    Horror film 'curses' have a strong tradition in movie folklore, whether it's the death of multiple family members during the making of The Exorcist, or lightning striking Gregory Peck's plane on his way to film The Omen.

    I've always dismissed such stories as nonsense, so when we set about making Matthew...

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  4. BBC Radio 4 Comedians Storm Edinburgh

    Sunday 22 August 2010, 01:44

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    People probably came out this afternoon thinking "I hope I don't run into a flashmob of comedians". Well, bad luck suckers, 'cos that's exactly what they're going to run into...

    So said Mark Watson as he kicked off last weekend's rather friendly invasion of The Royal Mile by Radio 4 comedians. The whole...

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  5. Mark Damazer's four favourite Radio 4 programmes

    Friday 20 August 2010, 14:55

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Mark Damazer, outgoing Controller of BBC Radio 4

    This week sees the last of Feedback until the autumn and probably the last ever appearance on it of Mark Damazer, as Controller of Radio 4 anyway. He is soon off to Oxford to become Head of St Peter's College. Judged by audience numbers he is going out on the crest of a wave. Listening figures for his...

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  6. Radio 4 and Naomi Campbell's blood diamonds testimony

    Friday 13 August 2010, 14:55

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Troops loyal to Charles Taylor, Sierra Leone

    "Why did this trial only appear on the BBC's News radar when there was a celebrity event to cover?" - Julie Smith.

    "The BBC seems to be becoming like the tabloid newspapers, caught up in the cult of celebrity" - Cynthia Wells.

    "The message is loud and clear that it is important because famous people are...

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  7. Choosing the 2011 Reith lecturer

    Saturday 7 August 2010, 10:00

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    Antony Gormley in 2000

    Choosing the Reith lecturer every year is one of the privileges of the job. It is a rather wonderful piece of patronage (for me, at any rate) and poses numerous challenges.

    I look every year for something original - and someone who is a good communicator. Topicality can be an advantage, but with some...

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  8. In defence of trails

    Friday 6 August 2010, 14:55

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Radio 4 Today studio control booth view 600

    Editor's note: this week's item from Feedback, Radio 4's weekly accountability programme, concerns the highly contentious issue of trails. Putting his head in the lion's mouth to defend them is network manager, Denis Nowlan. Brave man - SB

    What is it about trails that so excites or rather inflames the...

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  9. A day about innovation at BBC Audio & Music Interactive

    Tuesday 3 August 2010, 19:01

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Innovation sign

    BBC Audio & Music interactive is the department that looks after all the activity on the web, the red button and on the social networks for the BBC radio stations, music programmes on the TV and all the big annual events (The Proms, Glastonbury and so on).

    Four times a year the team meets to share ideas...

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