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  1. Artangel and Radio 4 call for artists

    Monday 14 January 2013, 12:41

    The launch of Artangel and Radio 4's search for new ground-breaking art projects plus new commissions coming to the network

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  2. Bookclub free tickets: David Baddiel on the novelist Elizabeth Taylor

    Wednesday 18 April 2012, 15:25

    Radio 4's Bookclub is celebrating the centenary of the novelist Elizabeth Taylor. When an author is no longer with us, the programme invites a writer who's a fan to come and champion the chosen book. Previous programmes in this vein include Andrew Davies on Thackeray's Vanity Fair, Michèle Roberts...

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  3. Afternoon Drama: Waiting For The Boatman

    Thursday 15 March 2012, 12:45

    Editor's Note: Stephen Wakelam is the writer of the play Waiting For The Boatman. The programme is broadcast on Friday 16 March on BBC Radio 4 as the Afternoon Drama. PM

    It was the director, Sasha Yevtushenko, who suggested to me - maybe three years ago - the idea for a play about the painter Caravaggio...

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  4. The Art of Monarchy - 'White Gold'

    Friday 2 March 2012, 11:51

    Editor's note: To coincide with the Art of Monarchy, the Radio 4 blog is running a series of posts by the Royal Collection's curators on different aspects of the collection. In this post Kit Maxwell considers porcelain in the Royal Collection - PM.

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  5. Play of the Week podcast: Private Peaceful

    Friday 10 February 2012, 23:12

    Last week we blogged about the surround sound and binaural versions of Private Peaceful that are available as part of an audio experiment by the R&D team. Several of you have asked for a download of the version that was broadcast. Anyway, I'm glad to say that Private Peaceful is today's Play of...

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  6. New on Radio 4: Sport and the British

    Monday 30 January 2012, 08:00

    Clare Balding's new 30 part series on sport in Britain starts today at 1.45pm on BBC Radio 4 after the World at One. The first part looks at the Rise of...

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  7. Play of the Week podcast: The Jinx Element

    Friday 27 January 2012, 20:00

    Ed's note: This week's drama podcast to download, keep and listen to whenever you want is The Jinx Element. Download it here - PM.

    Stephen Wakelam's play The Jinx Element follows on from last week's adaptation of Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome in that it tells the story...

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  8. 70 years of Desert Island Discs

    Thursday 26 January 2012, 16:00

    Ed's note: This Sunday sees the 70th anniversary edition of Desert Island Discs, where Sir David Attenborough, in the company of Kirsty Young, chooses his eight tracks, book and luxury item. Here producer Leanne Buckle reflects on her eight years on the programme - PM.

    Leanne Buckle writes:

    ...

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  9. Diving Belles: Short stories on Radio 4 Extra

    Thursday 26 January 2012, 12:55

    Ed's note: You can catch the last two stories from Diving Belles on Radio 4 Extra tonight and tomorrow (timings at the end of the post) but you can hear all five stories for the next five days on the Radio 4 Extra website - PM.

    Paul Arnold, 4 Extra presentation producer, writes:

    A...

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  10. Play of the Week Podcast: Ethan Frome

    Friday 20 January 2012, 20:00

    Ed's note: There's a new Play of the Week podcast every Friday to download and play at your leisure. This week it's Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome. On the Radio 4 blog the play's producer Sally Avens discusses the adaptation and The Jinx Element, Stephen Wakelam's play (on this Saturday) telling the story...

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  11. The Life of Vaclav Havel

    Tuesday 20 December 2011, 12:25

    In today's Telegraph the radio critic Gillian Reynolds wrote about The Life of Vaclav Havel which was broadcast on Sunday evening following the news of the death of the Czech playwright and politician earlier that day:

    "Born into a professional Czech family, persecuted because of it, the experience...

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  12. Five podcasts for the weekend: 16 December 2011

    Friday 16 December 2011, 20:00

    The preamble

    As usual I've picked out five of the many podcasts available for your weekend's listening.

    You can listen online or download to keep, or put onto your phone or...

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  13. Five podcasts for the weekend: 9 December 2011

    Friday 9 December 2011, 19:00

    The preamble

    The big news this week is the continuing expansion of the Desert Island Discs archive, now with close to a 1,000 podcasts to download. See below for more information.

    As...

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  14. Pearl Harbour seventy years on

    Wednesday 7 December 2011, 12:36

    This morning's Random Edition looked at the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour carried out on 7th December 1941 through the pages of the newspaper the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

    You can see the Honolulu...

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  15. Five podcasts for the weekend

    Friday 2 December 2011, 18:10

    The preamble

    Here are some of the many amazing radio podcasts available from the BBC. I've picked out a selection for your weekend's pleasure.

    You can listen online or download to keep, or put onto your phone or MP3 player. This being the Radio 4 blog I...

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  16. Five podcasts for the weekend: 18 November 2011

    Friday 18 November 2011, 18:45

    The preamble

    Here are some of the many radio podcasts available from the BBC. I've picked out a selection for your weekend's pleasure. (Actually the eagle-eyed will notice there are six this week - it seemed better...

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  17. The Telegraph's Gillian Reynolds in conversation with Radio 4's Gwyneth Williams

    Wednesday 16 November 2011, 21:01

    I mentioned in Monday's round up of what the critics were saying about Radio 4's schedule change that the Telegraph's radio reviewer Gillian Reynolds would be meeting Radio 4's controller at an event to talk about her first year...

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  18. Feedback and the Radio 4 schedule changes

    Monday 14 November 2011, 17:30

    In the Observer radio critic Miranda Sawyer has written about the recent schedule changes at Radio 4. While she isn't happy about some of the afternoon switches:

    Oh, and I don't like The Media Show being on at 4.30pm. Just so you know.

    she is more complimentary about the reason the reshuffle came...

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  19. Five podcasts for the weekend: 11 November 2011

    Friday 11 November 2011, 21:00

    The preamble

    I've picked out a selection of the currently available Radio 4 BBC podcasts. This week I've included the Ouch! podcast which isn't broadcast on Radio 4 (it isn't broadcast anywhere but is available to download). The...

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  20. Bruce Robinson on The Film Programme

    Thursday 10 November 2011, 15:30

    Today The Film Programme appears for the first time in its new slot on Thursdays rather than Fridays and at the earlier time of 4pm.

    Bruce Robinson, perhaps best known as the writer and director of the classic Withnail and I,...

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