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May (15 posts)

  1. Norman Painting's memorial service

    Friday 28 May 2010, 16:30

    Andrew Caspari Andrew Caspari

    Norman Painting with Muck Spreader in 1954

    The fields of Borsetshire were transplanted to St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square yesterday for Norman Painting's memorial service. The church was packed with hundreds of those who knew, worked with, loved or simply listened to Norman's searingly distinctive voice as he played Phil Archer...

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  2. David Cameron, tipster

    Thursday 27 May 2010, 09:59

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Cameron Tipster

    If you're a regular Today listener you'll know that the daily racing tips are a treasured (and sometimes comical) element of the the programme's sports coverage. So it seems quite appropriate that when Garry Richardson, the programme's long-serving sports presenter, came into the Today studio at the...

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  3. The Sandford Awards for religious broadcasting

    Wednesday 26 May 2010, 14:58

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    church and mosque

    I went to the Sandford St. Martin awards last night for the best religious radio and television broadcasts for 2009 - the blue riband event for the genre.

    The ceremony was held at Lambeth Palace. Roger Bolton presided over the TV awards and was as robust (or should that be peppery) as any listener to...

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  4. The Truth about Goldman Sachs

    Monday 24 May 2010, 18:24

    Paul Lewis Paul Lewis

    Goldman Pencil

    Radio 4 sent me to New York to find out The Truth About Goldman Sachs. And I can exclusively reveal the shock answer: it is beige.

    The New York-based investment bank (more on what that means later) has moved into a brand new Global Headquarters right by the square where the twin towers once stood. One...

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  5. Reith Lectures 2010

    Wednesday 19 May 2010, 17:35

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    Martin Rees

    Editor's note: keep up with the lectures and contribute to the discussion on Twitter. Follow @reith_lectures and use the hashtag #Reith - SB

    We have just finished recording this year's Reith lectures - given by Lord Rees - or Martin Rees as he prefers to be called. There are four of them - broadly based...

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  6. A History of the World returns

    Monday 17 May 2010, 12:28

    Neil MacGregor Neil MacGregor

    alexander coin

    Editor's note: We're hosting Neil MacGregor's post here on the blog to mark the beginning of the second set of objects from A History of the World in 100 Objects on Radio 4 today. You'll find regular posts by curators and editors over on the History of the World blog and on the project's Facebook page...

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  7. Overkill? Roger Bolton on Radio 4's election coverage

    Friday 14 May 2010, 14:25

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    wilson

    Editor's note. This week's item from Radio 4's Feedback programme concerns the network's extensive coverage of the post-election drama in Westminster, 'busting' the schedule and coverage of the Liberal Democrats. Did Radio 4 get it right? Tell us what you think in a comment below - SB

    "Deceitful weasels...

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  8. Schedule busting for election 2010

    Thursday 13 May 2010, 10:19

    Tony Pilgrim Tony Pilgrim

    schedule

    When to stay with the story and when to leave it and get back to business as usual? This is the question we have been asking quite a lot at Radio 4 over the past few days. And as many of you will know, on a number of occasions we have stayed with the story, extending news coverage and displacing scheduled...

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  9. Six Sony Golds for Radio 4

    Tuesday 11 May 2010, 09:38

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    Sony_Award.jpg

    We had a good night at the Sonys - six Golds, four Silvers and five Bronzes (here's the full list).

    Winning a Sony Gold can often be a career highlight and (no names) there were some awards last night, not just Radio 4 ones, that left a very big glow.

    The margins on these occasions are rather fine. It...

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  10. Roger Bolton interviews Archers editor Vanessa Whitburn

    Sunday 9 May 2010, 21:25

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Archers 1951

    Editor's note: Feedback is Radio 4's weekly accountability programme. Each week, while the programme is on-air, we're publishing one item from the programme here on the blog for your comment. This week's item is about The Archers. Roger Bolton introduces it - SB.

    Some Archers listeners remember a time...

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