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27/07/2017
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    1. BBC Radio 4 Extra marks the 200th anniversary of the death (18th July 1817) of one of the most celebrated writers of all time.

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    2. Editor's Note - Comedy Greats: Overseas is broadcast on Radio 4 Extra on Saturday 7th July at 9.00am. Producer Kerry Reece has written about working on the programme - CM Earlier this year, I completed an attachment as a Producer for Radio 4 Extra - away from my usual home of Radio 2...

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    3. Radio 4 has an enormous archive of permanently available programmes just waiting to be discovered. We are offering a new way of finding our programmes.

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    4. Comedian James Acaster proposes a new concept of diner; the 'Bread Restaurant', as a result of his research into bread for new comedy show, James Acaster's Findings.

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    5. Why and how has procrastination, putting off action or decision, become a sin? It is referenced in the Book of Common Prayer and the word itself dates from around Shakespeare’s time. Are the Victorians really to blame? Was the Industrial Revolution what cemented the idea that we should never pu...

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    6. From the wildest Hebridean beach to a city supermarket car park, birds bring the world to life. Hear wildlife cameraman and photographer John Aitchison present Tweet of the Day from 10 to 28 February.

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    7. Peter Higgs appears in the new series of The Life Scientific discussing the theory that has transformed particle physics.

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    8. I'm sitting in the Radio 4 Continuity studio - or 40B as it's officially known - counting the minutes till the final pips of my shift when an e-mail arrives from Anna, our message board moderator. Someone's posted a comment about me: they've picked up on a couple of things I've said on air that ...

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    9. "And, this week, that train of thought led us to try to squeeze as many Radio 4 presenters and producers into our studio as possible..." A bunch of attention seekers would be one way of describing the More or Less team. With the Financial Times' Undercover Economist Tim Harford at the...

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    10. It's in the can! All ten episodes of Rebecca Stott's compelling new novel The Coral Thief, are recorded and edited and ready for broadcast. When I was searching earlier in the autumn for a Book at Bedtime to fill January's wintry evenings, my editor handed me The Coral Thief to see if it might ...

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    11. Imagine if you will a swan. Now think of the legs pumping away under the surface. Welcome back stage to BBC Radio's Election Night Special. We know the nation has never been less in love with those who represent us, so the looming General Election promises to be both brutal and dramatic. And w...

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    12. Martha Kearney in the Slanket of Con. Martha subsequently tweeted: "I have reached the pinnacle of my career thanks to Corrie Corfield..." Editor's note: Some of you will be familiar with the Slanket of Con, some of you will have no idea what's going on. I first saw it being discussed onli...

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    13. The producer of The Now Show explains how he decides what gags stay in the programme and what gets cut out during the editing process.

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    14. Picture the scene. A girl walks down the street, alone and unloved, while around her loving couples hold hands and gaze into each other's eyes. That was the theme of 'Tous Les Garcons et les Filles de Mon Age', a self-penned melancholic song which in the early 1960s catapulted Françoise Hardy to...

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    15. To mark International Women’s Day, we asked Professor Maggie Andrews, consultant historian to Radio 4’s Home Front to explore the changing role of women in WW1.

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    16. Editor's note - In 2007 a young student, Sophie Lancaster suffered fatal injuries while protecting her boyfriend Rob from a ferocious attack by a group of youths. She later died on August 24th 2007. Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster is a drama documentary marking the anniversary of he...

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    17. The Christmas story, day-by-day from the perspective of those it first touched.

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    18. Every episode of Life and Fate will be available as a podcast for 14 days after broadcast to download and keep Another big Radio 4 moment has arrived: every drama slot across eight days (apart from The Archers, rest assured!) is being commandeered to bring you a dramatisation of an epic h...

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    19. "If we had a pound for everybody who asks us to break into their partner's Facebook account, we'd be millionaires" says Jo. We're sitting in the unassuming offices of a Private Investigator's agency on the top floor of a 1930s semi detached house on the outskirts of Nottingham. This is where...

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    20. Producer Paul Bajoria anticipates Monday's Brain of Britain final, and explains how contestants are selected for the show, now in its 60th season.

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