For the first time,
we're able to bring you something normally only heard by award judges.
Here is PM's Gold winning entry for the Interactive award.
In fact it's not the complete entry...we've left out the final interview. It's included in the list of entries below just for the record. But we've been unable to contact again the woman we interviewed, and, not knowing her current circumstances, out of respect to her and her son, we didn't want to "rebroadcast" it here without her permission.
Otherwise, it's all there. Here is the complete list of what we submitted to the judges:
1. Text interaction 22/11/2006. Duration 1'31"
PM receives hundreds of texts and emails during the programme. Eddie Mair reads out many of the pithier ones. This contains a selection on the same topic
2. Birdsong. 06/06/2006. Duration 3'38"
Big Ben's chimes - which usually signal the end of PM - fall silent for repairs. Listeners write, email and text the programme to offer suggestions on how to replace them. One reader suggests bird song. The idea is taken up.
3. The announcement that Eddie Mair is starting a PM blog. 17/08/2006. Duration 37"
From small beginnings, the PM Blog rapidly expands and is soon the BBC's most visited blog. By mid December 2006, there had been 15,000 hits.
4. Letters. 24/11/2006. Duration 6'59.
Every Friday, a selection of listeners' letters, texts, emails and phone calls are broadcast.
5. Window on Your World. Duration 54"
PM asks listeners to take a photo of what they can see at 5pm on December 5th and to send in their photos so they can be put up for all to see. Eventually, more than 10,000 are sent in.
6. Window on Your World. 16"
Another request for pictures.
7. Wood Pigeon. 22/06/2006. Duration 3'49"
A listener complains that, in our birdsong slot, we have badly edited the Wood Pigeon's call and it ruined his enjoyment. He is right.
8. Trail. Frequent use. Duration: 13"
A trail from a former PM presenter, Clare English, mentioning the Blog.
9. Probation interview. 07/11/2006. Duration 7'08"
In response to a BBC story about criticism of the Probation Service, a mother emails to say her drug addict son is due in court and she wants him in jail, not on probation. PM contacts her and she agrees to be interviewed.