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  1. St Peter's Church in Broughton While Radio 4's documentary series Lives in a Landscape is off air, we're steadily making the archive available for download - and this week we're putting up a seasonal classic - The Devils of Broughton on the Lives in a Landscape podcast page. Alan Dein...

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  2. Tanika Gupta describes how she adapted Bibhuti Bhushan Banerji's novel Pather Panchali - Song of The Road for radio drama.

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  3. Right from the start it was clear that the sound of water would feature heavily in the soundscape of the production - the river Thames could be considered the central character of the piece as so much of the story is woven in and around it. Drownings and near drownings, Lizzie Hexam and her fath...

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  4. In the first half of the 1970s Stevie Wonder released four landmark albums that changed the course of pop music. A combination of funk and synthesisers, this incredible collection of music includes many of Stevie's classic songs such as Superstition, Living for the City and You Are the Sunshine ...

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  5. Editor's note: Alvin Hall travelled the USA revisiting the places and events in his new series, In Alistair Cooke's Footsteps. Here, he talks about his 12 favourite editions of Alistair Cookes original programmes. You can listen, download and read transcripts of over 900 editions of Alistair C...

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  6. Theatre Six is a new short story commissioned by BBC Radio 4 as part of the 50th anniversary of The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. Author Sarah Hall explains her rationale for writing about the controversial topic of abortion after Savita Halappanavar's death in October 2012.

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  7. We all get stressed sometimes. It's inevitable. But for some people this tips over into depression and anxiety and for others it doesn't. The BBC Stress Test is a new online scientific experiment we're launching which is designed to find out why. There are so many different factors to tease ...

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  8. The Rhyme and Reason series is the first programme BBC 6 Music has produced for Radio 4. As it's a series that explores the musical nature of words as found in poetry, it seems only right that the BBC's radio station that digs deeper into the intellectual psyche of music should produce work for ...

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  9. "...Like the blind cyclops casually touching the backs of his sheep, bondholders didn't pay close enough attention to the fact that the risks of default had not gone away." On More or Less, we're always looking for the perfect analogy to help clarify complicated things. And the European de...

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  10. 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 the first post Kate Heard discusses the task of portraying royalty - PM. Samuel William Reynolds: Portrait of Geo...

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  11. At five years old Fergus is beginning to feel like a male, he spent the previous years looking like his mother, distinctly female. He's as tall as a man's waist and testosterone has deepened his voice and developed his brain in a way to give him a greater repertoire of noises. When sexually arou...

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  12. So You and Yours is forty. Congratulations. The programme launched in October 1970 to give Radio 4 listeners advice five lunchtimes a week on 'everyday affairs from savings to sex, from holidays to health'. It swallowed-up older programmes such as Can I Help You, Listening Post, and You and Your...

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  13. Video: Lenny Henry being interviewed by John Parrott at the Crucible during the making of 'What's so Great about Snooker?' Editor's note: In this three-part series Lenny Henry explores the iconic status of people or things held dear by many. "Yeah, I'll blog about snooker", I said to Paul...

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  14. Richard Herring returns to Radio 4 tonight with a new series of Richard Herring's Objective at 6.30pm. Examining and dissecting objects of scorn and controversy, in the first series the comedian investigated "The Hitler Moustache", "The Hoodie" and "The St. George's Flag". On his blog, part of ...

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  15. Ed's note: You can hear Up to Scratch at 11am on Friday 21 October on Radio 4 and shortly afterwards on the website - PM. Kit Hesketh-Harvey and nail artist Kirsty Meakin Look, I'm a bloke. I live in the country. I dig the potatoes for dinner. I fetch coal. I am no stranger to a big...

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  16. Alison Hindell, head of BBC Audio Drama pays tribute to June Spencer (Peggy Archer) and the many actors, writers and producers who won at the 2014 Audio Drama Awards.

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  17. Most people, when they go to the Old Bailey Online look for a name, a place, or perhaps a crime. As the largest collection of transcribed trial accounts on the web, the site is used by thousands of family and local historians searching for lost black sheep, and local villains. It has als...

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  18. Editors note: This week Radio 4 begins The Foreign Bodies series on Radio 4 and the dramatisation of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo's 10-book series featuring detective Martin Beck and his colleagues in the National Police Homicide Department in Stockholm starts on Saturday 27th October 2012. Here p...

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  19. Editor's note: Weird Tales is back. Three more uncanny stories inspired by the master of otherworldly horror H.P. Lovecraft. Stephen King called Lovecraft "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." Tonight's first programme, by Melissa Murray, is called Connected...

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  20. Writer Jonathan Holloway explains the difficulties of adapting George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'.

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