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23/10/2017
BBC Radio 4

    Paula McDonnell

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    1. Editor's note: This new dramatisation of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is part of The Gothic Imagination season on Radio 4. Here, the Producer Marc Beeby talks about the making of the programme. You can hear Frankenstein at 3pm on Sunday 28 October on Radio 4 and for 7 days after broadcast on the...

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    2. Editors note: You can hear The Public Philosopher on Radio 4 at 9am on 23 and 30 Oct and 6 Nov 2012. Here, Mukul Devichand who worked on the programme with Professor Sandel talks about the issues raised in the first programme. PMcD If you think Texans attitude towards illegal imm...

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    3. Editor's note: This week Radio 4 begins The Gothic Imagination series on Radio 4 with a dramatisation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. You can hear the programme on Sunday 14 October at 3pm. The novel was adapted for Radio 4 by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, an award winning writer for stage, screen and radio, he...

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    4. Editor's Note: Can't See, Will Cook is a short series included as part of the In Touch programme on Radio 4. Here, reporter Richard Lane talks about the series. Listen to clips of the recipes discussed in Can't See Will Cook or download them on the In Touch website. PMcD It's Saturday mornin...

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    5. 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 S...

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    6. 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 ...

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    7. Editor's note: BBC Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club is going to the Machynlleth Comedy Festival this weekend, Producer, Luke Doran give a view from behind the scenes. PMcD. There are two things you notice upon arrival at Machynlleth. The first is the location. Tucked away in the Welsh...

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    8. Editor's note: Inheritance Tracks is a feature in Saturday Live where a guest chooses a song that they inherited from their parents and one that they would pass on to the next generation. Over 200 Inheritance Tracks are now available to download - from guests such as Heston Blumenthal, Simon Cal...

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    9. Editor's note: The Producer of Howerd's Ways: The Radio Times of Frankie Howerd, Mik Wilkojc writes about working on the programme for BBC Radio 4Extra. PMcD. Busy year, 2012. The Olympics, The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Year of Shakespeare are all vying for our headspace so it's ea...

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    10. Editor's note: Vivat Rex is an epic 26 part drama following the English Crown from Edward II's accession in 1307 to the birth of Elizabeth I. It is told through the adapted works of Shakespeare, Marlowe and other playwrights of the period. Narrated by Richard Burton, it has a celebrated cast in...

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    11. Editor's Note: Nick St George is the producer of Shakespeare: Thereby Hangs A Tale with Simon Russell Beale. You can hear the programme on BBC Radio 4 Extra on 21 April at 9am and 7pm. PMcD. While the Olympics are inevitably grabbing the headlines, you may have noticed that 2012 is also t...

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    12. Editor's note: Philip Palmer is the writer of the new Radio 4 drama series, Red and Blue. Red and Blue, a journey into the world of the wargame, is being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 over three consecutive Wednesdays; 11, 18 and 25 April. PMcD. When I was a lad, we used to play cowboys and India...

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    13. Editor's note: Sasha Johnson Manning composed The People's Passion Easter Anthem for BBC Radio 4. Here, she talks about the inspiration behind the project. You can hear The People's Passion: Afternoon Dramas, Mon 2 April - Fri 6 April, 2.15pm (15mins); The People's Passion: Cathedral Conversa...

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