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May (16 posts)

  1. Bloomsday and cultural programming on BBC Radio 4

    Thursday 31 May 2012, 11:42

    Gwyneth Williams Gwyneth Williams

    "What did you do in the Great War Mr Joyce?" "I wrote Ulysses. What did you do?"

    A defining work, a sensuous celebration of life and the...

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  2. Cane toads, golf ball potato crisps and the joys of listening to Clive James

    Monday 28 May 2012, 16:27

    Hugh Levinson Hugh Levinson edits BBC Radio current affairs programmes, including Crossing Continents and From Our Own Correspondent

    As an editor, there are some experiences that are less than happy. Like the moment when one of the BBC's in-house lawyer frowns and says that your rock-solid investigative story won't withstand assault under the libel laws. Or when you have a cracking story...

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  3. In Our Time: Marco Polo

    Friday 25 May 2012, 15:27

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Marco Polo. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PMcD

    Hello

    Ingrid told me that I was writing too much again. She must be obeyed. She works both for Start The Week and...

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  4. The Film Programme at Cannes

    Thursday 24 May 2012, 12:00

    Francine Stock Francine Stock

    Editor's note: The Film Programme is broadcast at 4pm this Thursday 24th May. The programme this week comes from the Cannes Film Festival. -CM

    For all its rarified reputation, the Cannes festival is for the large part a trade fair with some top-notch entertainment attached. For the serious filmgoer...

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  5. The New Elizabethans

    Monday 21 May 2012, 10:00

    Paula McDonnell Paula McDonnell

    Editor's note: Nominations for The New Elizabethans were sent in by Radio 4 listeners and then a panel of historians decided on the final list. Radio 4 will broadcast profiles of the New Elizabethans daily (Mon-Fri) starting on Monday 11 June at 12.45pm. Here, the Editor of the series, Andrew Smith...

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  6. Desert Island Discs now includes programmes from the Roy Plomley years

    Friday 18 May 2012, 19:00

    Katherine Campbell Katherine Campbell WW1 Producer

    John Calver writes about the painstaking proccess in sourcing and restoring 456 programmes and downloads from the Roy Plomley years to...

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  7. In Our Time: Clausewitz and On War

    Friday 18 May 2012, 16:15

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Editor's note: In yesterday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Clausewitz and On War. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PMcD.

    Hello

    Not much to report from post-programme palaver this week. Two-thirds of the guests had to push off immediately...

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  8. My Own Shakespeare - Andrew Marr

    Friday 18 May 2012, 12:20

    Andrew Marr Andrew Marr

    Editor's note: The 'My Own Shakespeare' series is made up of short two and a half minute programmes which are being broadcast across BBC Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra. We asked public figures from a wide variety of spheres which was their favourite piece of Shakespeare - our interviewees included Stephen Fry...

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  9. The Film Programme: A Tribute to Colonel Blimp

    Wednesday 16 May 2012, 12:05

    Francine Stock Francine Stock

    Editor's note: The Film Programme is broadcast at 4pm this Thursday 17th May. The programme this week is dedicated to celebrating the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Presenter Francine Stock has written this blog to explain why this film from 1943 has an enduring appeal - CM.

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  10. The Perfumed Mountaineer

    Monday 14 May 2012, 12:46

    Paula McDonnell Paula McDonnell

    Editor's note: The Perfumed Mountaineer was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 14 May 2012, 11am-1130am. PMcD.

    Picture this: it is cold, the wind is hammering from the north, you are on an exposed ridge somewhere on the craggy backbone of England, shivering and snuffling and regretting your wet day...

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