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    1. Armistead Maupin blogs about Tales of the City, his saga of San Francisco life and culture which started as a newspaper serial in the San Francisco Chronicle, became a literary sensation and is now a 15 minute Drama on Radio 4.

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    2. ‘The Loving Ballad of Captain Bateman’, a radio play with a difference. It is new and modern, and ancient and traditional, all at once.

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    3. Do you have any special memories of Charlotte Green's time on Radio 4? What would you sign in her leaving card? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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    4. (Editor's note: The Listening Project is a new partnership between BBC Radio and the British Library, aiming to capture (and archive) the nation in conversation. BBC radio producers from across the country have been gathering conversations and editing them down for broadcast on Radio 4 and BBC l...

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    5. Torchwood fans don't miss much. Earlier this year when Gareth David-Lloyd suddenly cancelled a gig with his band to go to Los Angeles, where Torchwood: Miracle Day was being filmed, the rumours soon started flying. In fact, he was being flown out by BBC Cymru/Wales Radio Drama to reco...

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    6. 'It had seemed a good idea at the time to go interrailing,' I thought, as the heavily armed Italian soldiers ordered us to put our hands up and lie on the ground. Lesley McAlpine and friend Mandy on their interrailing trip It was July 1982 and I was on my first trip backpacking aro...

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    7. Robert McCrum previews the new series of Publishing Lives - focusing on the role of women in books. Highlighting some of the most influential women of the 20th century, who have presided over the golden age of reading.

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    8. Crime writer Val McDermid turns her hand to radio drama in Deadheading. a comic thriller set amongst the plots and sheds of a Lancashire allotment. 

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    9. 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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    10. Michael McDonough working in the studio on Bradbury 13 in 1984 I decided as a very young man in the late 1970s to someday adapt Ray Bradbury's stories into the audio format. I was very influenced by the sound in the movies back then, and having grown up near Hollywood I met Ray Bradb...

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    11. Behind the scenes during the recording of the second series of The Pickerskill Reports. Series 2 starts on Wednesday 27th July at 11:30am For four days in April an ordinary house in London became Haunchurst College for Boys, the setting for The Pickerskill Reports. The kitchen became the dini...

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    12. The Radio 4 More Than Words Listening Festival takes place in Bristol on March 16th, 17th and 18th this year. It's a celebration of sound, storytelling and the art of listening but also a celebration of a unique and enduring partnership with the city. In 1934 the Lord Mayor of Bristol, one He...

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    13. How To Have a Perfect Marriage is writer Nicholas McInerny's autobiographical drama about a gay man who comes out after 19 years of marriage. He discusses the real life situation behind the drama and how it was the most difficult thing he's ever written.

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    14. Editor's note: Producer Julia McKenzie gives us a behind the scenes look at recording Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section: Edinburgh Special - listen to the programme on Sunday at 19.15 - CM Alex Horne at the Edinburgh Fringe The Horne Section have become a must-see act at the Fring...

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    15. Ian McMillan explains how the story of his parents romance during World War II inspired his afternoon drama written using an unusual rhyming technique.      

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    16. The morning after I had visited The Connection at St Martins, I woke up at 5 am and wasn't able to fall back asleep. It was dark and cold - the timer on the central heating not yet having kicked in - and outside icy raindrops were pinging off the bedroom window. I pulled the duvet up to my chin ...

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    17. Editors note: The writer Nick Warburton talks about his inspirations for The People's Passion dramas, where stories of the Passion and the present collide, in the lives of people passing through one fictional cathedral. EMcN Arundel Tomb, Chichester Cathedral When we were first ...

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    18. Editor's note: Radio 4 Extra have been running a season of readings for the summer, Book at Beachtime. Each of the books in the series has been adapted in five parts and is broadcast on 4 Extra Monday to Friday at 2.30pm and is then available to listen online for seven days afterwards. This week...

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