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March (7 posts)

  1. The Feedback listener panel tackles Today

    Friday 26 March 2010, 13:55

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Sarah Montague and James Naughtie

    Editor's note - we're trying something new. We're going to publish one item from Radio 4's weekly accountability programme Feedback here on the blog. We're keen to know what you think of this new way of spreading the Feedback word: leave your reactions and questions in a comment below - SB

    When I first...

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  2. Decommissioning the Friday Play

    Friday 19 March 2010, 15:33

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    David Hare and David Tennant

    Drama on BBC Radio 4 is in rude health. The network continues to be the biggest commissioner of original dramas in the UK with 650 hours of drama and readings this year alone. Recent plays illustrate the breadth and ambition of our output: David Hare's Murder in Samarkand, starring David Tennant; Lenny...

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  3. Did 6Music hijack Radio 4 last night?

    Friday 19 March 2010, 08:33

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Transmission mast

    BBC 6Music made an unplanned visit to the Radio 4 airwaves this evening. Just after 1900, at the end of the hourly news bulletin and just before The Archers, The Undertones were to be heard playing Wednesday Week from their 1980 album Hypnotised. It turned out that an error had been made when 6 Music...

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  4. Repeating the Now Show...

    Wednesday 17 March 2010, 17:00

    Denis Nowlan Denis Nowlan

    studio desk

    Editor's note: Radio 4's network manager explains three recent on-air errors - SB

    Radio 4 broadcasts 13,000 programmes a year - a hugely complex mix of human activity and technology which, most of the time, comes out of the speaker in a seamless stream of beautifully crafted radio. Which makes it all...

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  5. George Martin on the moment he knew he was deaf

    Saturday 13 March 2010, 18:24

    Sally Flatman Sally Flatman

    George Martin

    Last year the Radio 4 Appeal raised over £1.5 million for 52 different charities. For over 80 years, charities have had the chance to make a direct appeal to the listeners every Sunday morning. If we had kept an autograph book of the presenters over those decades - it would be a great read!

    A couple...

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  6. Simon Schama on taking over A Point of View

    Friday 12 March 2010, 17:20

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Simon Schama and Clive James

    Sheila Cook is producer of Radio 4's weekly personal essay slot - A Point of View. Simon Schama takes over this evening for a 10-week run of the short programme that's been filling the gap left by Alistair Cook's America.

    Simon and Sheila stayed on in the studio after Monday's recording to record this...

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  7. The BBC strategic review on WATO

    Tuesday 2 March 2010, 18:55

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    It's been a big day at the BBC - this morning Director General Mark Thompson confirmed last week's leak to The Times and announced the recommendations of his strategic review of the Corporation's activities. The World at One with Martha Kearney gave nearly 13 minutes to the story this lunchtime. Here...

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