May (16 posts)
Thursday 31 May 2012, 11:42
"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...
Monday 28 May 2012, 16:27
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...
Friday 25 May 2012, 15:27
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
Ingrid told me that I was writing too much again. She must be obeyed. She works both for Start The Week and...
Thursday 24 May 2012, 12:00
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...
Monday 21 May 2012, 10:00
Friday 18 May 2012, 19:00
John Calver writes about the painstaking proccess in sourcing and restoring 456 programmes and downloads from the Roy Plomley years to...
Friday 18 May 2012, 16:15
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.
Not much to report from post-programme palaver this week. Two-thirds of the guests had to push off immediately...
Friday 18 May 2012, 12:20
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...
Wednesday 16 May 2012, 12:05
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.
Monday 14 May 2012, 12:46
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...