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January (12 posts)

  1. Advice of a rather unnatural kind

    Thursday 28 January 2010, 16:00

    Evan Davis Evan Davis

    Evan Davis on Bottom Line

    I can always tell when we've recorded a good edition of The Bottom Line: it is one where I have not had to speak very much.

    Don't get me wrong. I love speaking. It's what I'm paid to do. And before we record the programme I always make sure that I have plenty to say on the topics we're discussing.

    ...

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  2. Weird Tales: confessions of a horror nerd

    Wednesday 20 January 2010, 17:27

    Richard Vincent Richard Vincent

    Decorating

    I first came into contact with the world of HP Lovecraft aged thirteen, and it wasn't through his books.

    My elder brother, John, the two boys from next door and I were into role playing games, such as Dungeons & Dragons, and when I say we were into it, I mean we were lost in it, obsessed, consumed by...

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  3. Six Suspects: assembling the party scene (and some audio extras)

    Wednesday 20 January 2010, 16:35

    John Dryden John Dryden

    Mumbai ferry

    Editor's note. Here is producer John Dryden's final Six Suspects blog post - this time about the process of recording the pivotal party scene - used throughout the adaptation. Fascinating. And after it (scroll down), something marvelous: eight deleted and extended scenes, nearly twenty minutes of audio...

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  4. Recording Fags, Mags and Bags

    Tuesday 19 January 2010, 11:46

    Gus Beattie Gus Beattie

    Recording Fags, Mags and Bags

    This week in deepest, darkest Glasgow I've had the great pleasure of producing the 3rd series of corner shop comedy 'Fags, Mags & Bags' for BBC Radio 4. (Let's get the plugs in early, lead character Ramesh would expect nothing less! Starts Wednesday 10th February at 1130)

    Myself and the writers Donny...

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  5. At last! A History of the World

    Monday 18 January 2010, 09:31

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    After more than three years today sees lift off for 'A History of The World' - the biggest factual series in my time at Radio 4 - 100 parts, each 15 minutes. Neil MacGregor - the Director of the British Museum - explores A (and it is 'A' not 'The') History of The World.

    I've written about this series...

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  6. Weird Tales: recording episode two

    Wednesday 13 January 2010, 17:51

    Emma Stansfield Emma Stansfield

    Weird Tales 1954

    I have only done a few radio plays and still feel very much like a novice but I have to say all my experiences so far in the recording studio have been thoroughly enjoyable.

    I think the reason I enjoy it so much is because you aren't being watched. The director, producers and sound engineer are in a separate...

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  7. More from Mumbai

    Wednesday 13 January 2010, 12:27

    John Dryden John Dryden

    Mumbai taxi

    John Dryden's second post about recording Six Suspects for Radio 4 - SB.

    The party sequence in week two - where Vicky Rai is murdered - presented a number of challenges as the sequence of events is repeated each day but each time from a different suspects point of view. The party itself was recorded in...

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  8. The Coral Thief

    Tuesday 12 January 2010, 14:48

    Elizabeth Allard Elizabeth Allard

    Paris quarries

    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 fit the...

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  9. Recording Six Suspects

    Thursday 7 January 2010, 15:19

    John Dryden John Dryden

    Mumbai

    Editor's note. Have you been listening the current Woman's Hour serial? It's called Six Suspects, an adaptation of a story by Vikas Svarup, author of Q&A, the novel that was filmed as Slumdog Millionaire. One of the most distinctive things about Six Suspects is the amazing sound - it's unusually atmospheric...

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  10. More Weird Tales

    Wednesday 6 January 2010, 19:30

    Stephen Hogan Stephen Hogan

    Weird Tales 1936

    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. Read...

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