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  1. Radio Apprentices: Bringing New Audiences to Speech Radio

    Monday 17 February 2014, 09:53

    Radio apprentices: bringing new audiences to speech radio

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  2. The Exorcist

    Monday 3 February 2014, 12:21

    Radio 4 will be broadcasting a brand new version of the cult classic The Exorcist later this month. 

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  3. New Year Honours: Parsons, Toksvig and Whitburn honoured

    Tuesday 31 December 2013, 12:22

    We're delighted to see some Radio 4 names appear in the Queen's New Year Honours List. Nicholas Parsons, Sandi Toksvig and Vanessa Whitburn have been honoured.

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  4. The Infinite Monkey Cage's Science of Santa

    Monday 23 December 2013, 11:16

    Is it a bird!? Is it a plane? No, it's a certain S. Claus. And there'll be hell to play if he doesn't get all of the world's presents out of his sleigh by 5am Christmas morn. But with the world's ever-growing population, he's under pressure. Who can he turn to for help? The Infinite Monkey Cage's Professor...

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  5. The Woman's Hour Collection

    Thursday 19 December 2013, 08:14

    Judi Dench, Mary Quant, Winnie Mandela, French & Saunders, Enid Blyton...  A selection of the unexpected and delightful interviews that have been newly restored to the Woman's Hour archive.

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  6. 5 Questions to Test Your Brain

    Wednesday 11 December 2013, 20:11

    5 questions from Brain of Britain 2014

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  7. The BBC vs Rock: What Auntie Really Thought About 5 Future Music Icons

    Tuesday 3 December 2013, 21:37

    In the 1950s and 60s every band played on BBC Radio had to first audition in front of the forbidding Talent Selection Group. Safe to say, Auntie’s gatekeepers weren’t impressed with this bunch of musical blow-ins (to be fair, many in the early stages of their careers). Read the audition notes…

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  8. Radio 4 Christmas Appeal - John's Story

    Thursday 28 November 2013, 16:21

    The Radio 4 Christmas Appeal helps homeless and vulnerable people. Recieved with Thanks looks at how you helped make a difference last year. 

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  9. Radio 4 quiz: Who killed Doctor Who?

    Monday 25 November 2013, 17:14

    Which author likened the Short Story to a good dram? Who, on reflection, had no regrets about killing off Doctor Who? and which comedian penned a poignant entry in his diary on the loss of his mother?

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  10. Radio 4 quiz: An heterogeneous mix of questions

    Monday 18 November 2013, 21:14

    What is the sign of a civilised bar? Why was 1954 a good year to be born? And what is the safest age anyone has ever been in this country in the history of the planet?

    Find the answers to these questions and more in this week's Radio 4 Quiz.

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  11. A History of Britain in (some rather surprising) Numbers

    Monday 18 November 2013, 13:10

    A History of Britain in Numbers reveals some surprizing stats about modern life. From rotten teeth to toilet arrangements to women's roles to austerity, here's a taster of some of the numerical insights that the team have unearthed.

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  12. In search of the Home Front

    Wednesday 6 November 2013, 17:33

    Radio 4's landmark new drama series, Home Front, will begin in 2014 to mark the centenary of the First World War. Last month, the team made a trip to the seaside town of Folkestone, Kent to begin developing the characters who will inhabit this world.

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  13. Some seemingly crazy ideas crop up in this week's Radio 4 Quiz

    Wednesday 6 November 2013, 12:01

    Radio 4 Quiz

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  14. Radio 4 Quiz: In the 1938 Orson Welles radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, where did the first Martian machine land?

    Monday 28 October 2013, 14:31

    The Radio 4 Quiz, week commencing 27 Oct

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  15. Radio 4 Quiz: How did children in this country spend their time on Saturday mornings in 1954?

    Monday 21 October 2013, 16:54

    It's all about time this week when we ask: how long does it take light to leave the sun and travel to Earth? How long did it take a man,in love, to drive from Idaho to Seattle airport? and how did children in this country spend their time on Saturday mornings in 1954? 

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  16. Radio 4 Quiz: Who nominated Bjork as a role model, describing her as ‘an incredible woman' and 'fearless'?

    Monday 14 October 2013, 17:56

    Radio 4 Quiz

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  17. Radio 4 Quiz: Whose style of leadership requires him to "rampage with his arms flailing like a windmill?

    Tuesday 8 October 2013, 15:42

    Whose style of leadership has sent his paper in a spin, who wouldn't have felt "Pointless" in a policeman's uniform and whose handwriting has given folk musicians's a hard time for years?

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  18. Radio 4 Quiz: Which of Beethoven's Symphonies was frequently played during the Second World War and what was it Morse Code for?

    Tuesday 1 October 2013, 12:44

    Which of Beethoven's Symphonies was used for Morse Code and who is the last remaining British resident in Guantanamo Bay?

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  19. Radio 4 Quiz: What item in JP Devlin's home would you not be allowed to move or touch?

    Tuesday 24 September 2013, 15:36

    Radio 4 Quiz: Which household item does JP Devlin get touchy about, who abseiled whilst she inhaled and which garden creature will keep you nipped and tucked for years?

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  20. Grayson Perry cites The Archers' Lynda Snell as inspiration

    Friday 20 September 2013, 16:53

    The Archers' Lynda Snell may be a formidable figure in Ambridge cultural life, but it appears that her impact has spread to the art world - as revealed by this year's Reith Lecturer, Grayson Perry, at the recording of his first lecture this week.

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