iPlayer Radio What's New?
Listen
On Now : BBC Radio 4 FM
Music to Save Grimethorpe

Blog posts by year and month

February (22 posts)

  1. Live on Radio 4 tomorrow night - Mark Watson needs your help

    Sunday 27 February 2011, 13:06

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Mark Watson is live on Radio 4 at 2300 on Monday evening with a brand new live pilot called Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation. The theme of the pilot is 'ambition' and your role (apart from listening, of course) is to share your ambition story. What's the craziest (or noblest) thing you've ever...

    Read more about Live on Radio 4 tomorrow night - Mark Watson needs your help

  2. George VI's coronation microphone is here - but what to say?

    Saturday 26 February 2011, 08:04

    Paddy O'Connell Paddy O'Connell

    Editor's note: a live experiment is planned this weekend to hear the microphones made famous once more in 'The King's Speech.' As the film world prepares for the Academy Awards, the film starring Colin Firth as George VI is among those tipped for success. "Broadcasting House" is working with the custodian...

    Read more about George VI's coronation microphone is here - but what to say?

  3. Did the BBC send too many reporters to Egypt?

    Friday 25 February 2011, 13:50

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    All radio presenters who are worth their salt want to go where the action is, but are they all really needed when they get there? After all the BBC has an extensive number of foreign correspondents distributed around the world's troublespots, as well as having foreign affairs specialists such as John...

    Read more about Did the BBC send too many reporters to Egypt?

  4. How many times have you been in love? A kind of census

    Friday 25 February 2011, 10:40

    Hardeep Singh Kohli Hardeep Singh Kohli

    Did you know why Jesus was born in Bethlehem and not Galilee? A kind of census required Joseph and Mary to be in Bethlehem around Christmas a couple of millennia ago. Fascinating. One wonders the Fate of Christianity had there not been a census.

    I'm not pretending my alternative census will have any...

    Read more about How many times have you been in love? A kind of census

  5. Series catch-up for speech-based radio programmes is here

    Thursday 24 February 2011, 16:37

    Andrew Caspari Andrew Caspari

    Editor's note: from the BBC Radio blog, great news for lovers of Radio 4 series - SB

    Ever since 2002, when we started offering listeners the chance to hear radio programmes on demand via the original Radio Player, listeners have consistently asked to be able to catch up on all the episodes of series...

    Read more about Series catch-up for speech-based radio programmes is here

  6. Tim Davie responds to the Trust's review of Radio 4

    Wednesday 23 February 2011, 11:57

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    In the Radio Times, BBC Radio boss Tim Davie has written a response to the substantial public debate about the Trust's review of Radio 3, Radio 4 and Radio 7.

    He endorses the suggestion that Radio 4 broaden its audience:

    The idea of making more people aware of Radio 4 makes sense: there are so many programmes...

    Read more about Tim Davie responds to the Trust's review of Radio 4

  7. Non frequentiamo bunga bunga

    Monday 21 February 2011, 18:41

    Paddy O'Connell Paddy O'Connell

    I've just met five ladies from Florence, and things may never be quite the same again. They've lit up the Italian language, and after many false starts, if one day I learn to speak it, it will all be down to them.

    These women, on a day trip to Rome, have flicked a switch in my mind that students and...

    Read more about Non frequentiamo bunga bunga

  8. Ten remarkable guests from John Freeman's Face to Face

    Saturday 19 February 2011, 22:13

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    1. Tony Hancock

    Tony Hancock opened tonight's Archive on 4 about Face to Face, the hugely influential interview programme that ran on BBC television from 1959 to 1962. In the programme, produced by Chris Ledgard, Sue MacGregor interviews producer and creator of the programme Hugh Burnett. We learn...

    Read more about Ten remarkable guests from John Freeman's Face to Face

  9. The legendary lost Men Behaving Badly pilot

    Saturday 19 February 2011, 10:00

    Paul Jackson Paul Jackson

    Whilst working on this week's Britain In A Box, I had a rare treat when we managed to obtain a copy of the original, never-broadcast pilot of 'Men Behaving Badly'. The pilot was made for Thames TV, directed by their then Head of Comedy, John Howard Davies and starred the eventual cast of the first...

    Read more about The legendary lost Men Behaving Badly pilot

  10. Does it matter where a Radio 4 programme comes from?

    Friday 18 February 2011, 13:55

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    David Liddiment, the BBC Trustee who led its review into Radio 4 among other stations, must be wondering what has hit him.

    No sooner had he published the review last week than newspaper columnists, the odd BBC presenter, and a lot of listeners attacked him for trying to fix something they don't believe...

    Read more about Does it matter where a Radio 4 programme comes from?

About this Blog

Behind the scenes at Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra from producers, presenters and programme makers.

Blog Updates

Stay updated with the latest posts from the blog.

Subscribe using:

What are feeds?

Follow Radio 4

Follow BBC Radio 4 & BBC Radio 4 Extra on Twitter for programme highlights and interesting retweets. 

Woman's Hour Power List 2014

Identifying the top ten game changers operating in the UK today.
See the latest on our blog
Find out about this year's panel and theme
Woman's Hour Power List judges, 2014 Woman's Hour Power List judges, 2014

 

Identifying the top ten game changers operating in the UK today.

 

See the latest on our blog

 

Find out about this year's panel and theme