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June (31 posts)

  1. The Reith Lectures 2011: Aung San Suu Kyi and Eliza Manningham-Buller

    Friday 10 June 2011, 12:15

    Gwyneth Williams Gwyneth Williams

    It has been a tense week. A BBC Newsgathering team has been making its way secretly into Burma, recording two Reith Lectures given by Aung San Suu Kyi and smuggling them out so that we can broadcast them on Radio 4.

    News from the Reith Editor, Sue Ellis, during the week came in bursts... 'The team...

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  2. Thinking Allowed: Dirt

    Wednesday 8 June 2011, 18:43

    Laurie Taylor Laurie Taylor

    Editor's note: This episode of Thinking Allowed is now available to listen to on the Radio 4 website - PM.

    'Nice to see you in the flesh' said the man in front of me in the Wellcome Collection buffet queue.

    'Oh well, it's nice to be here', I said hoping to stave off the usual remarks which follow...

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  3. Afternoon Play: The 40 Year Twitch by Daniel Thurman

    Wednesday 8 June 2011, 08:50

    Daniel Thurman Daniel Thurman

    The producer of The 40 Year Twitch Toby Swift writes: "Daniel Thurman is a talented young writer whose work often 'finds rich humour in the seemingly mundane' (Radio Times). And it is a 'seemingly mundane' relationship that Daniel explores to great effect in his new comic play. And to make it even...

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  4. The Revd Richard Coles: Good in Vestments

    Monday 6 June 2011, 14:38

    Richard Coles Richard Coles Presenter of Saturday Live

    I'm not sure when I first laid eyes on a pair of vimpas. I think it may have involved the late Bishop of Edmonton, who in spite of the rather dowdy sound of his See, was anything  but dowdy.

    He belonged to the dressier end of the C of E and the chances are you do too if you know what a vimpa is...

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  5. Radio 4 Bookclub: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

    Sunday 5 June 2011, 16:32

    Jim Naughtie Jim Naughtie Jim Naughtie presents Bookclub on BBC Radio 4

    A note from Bookclub producer Dymphna Flynn: Radio 4's Bookclub invites leading authors to discuss their best known book with readers. Broadcast on the first Sunday of every month, Bookclub is presented by James Naughtie. We let listeners know what next month's book is so they can read it ahead of the...

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  6. The weekly Radio 4 Appeal: Helping small charities

    Saturday 4 June 2011, 18:36

    Sally Flatman Sally Flatman

    'Within hours of our Sunday appeals, one of our local Home-Start's received a £1,000 cheque from an anonymous and generous supporter. A note was included saying "Heard you on the radio, thought you could do with this!" It's a really good example of the reach and impact our appeal is having. Thank you...

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  7. Feedback: Delivering Quality First and local radio

    Friday 3 June 2011, 16:42

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    When I was growing up in Carlisle in the years after the war (no, not the Boer one) there was no local radio anywhere, let alone in that somewhat isolated city, 300 miles from London and eight miles south of the Scottish border.

    We got our TV news from BBC Newcastle and later from Border Television...

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  8. Radio 4 Extra - June Whitfield interviewed: Take It From June

    Thursday 2 June 2011, 19:27

    Peter McHugh Peter McHugh Producer

    As I rummaged in the BBC archive searching for programmes to celebrate June Whitfield's radio years, a thought popped into my head. Should the history of British radio and TV have a special new acronym - TBJ - Time Before June?

    As you'll hear this Saturday on Radio 4 Extra June Whitfield jokes that...

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  9. Afternoon Play: The Big Broadcast (or Tap Dancing on the Radio)

    Wednesday 1 June 2011, 16:59

    Neil Brand Neil Brand Presenter

    Editor's note: Neil Brand is a highly experienced radio playwright and award-winning composer/lyricist who with director David Hunter is responsible for today's Afternoon Play: The Big Broadcast which you can hear online for the next seven days. Here Neil relates the evolution of The Big Broadcast from...

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  10. What happened to the Radio 4 pips?

    Wednesday 1 June 2011, 13:59

    Denis Nowlan Denis Nowlan

    There was nation wide alarm last night when the Greenwich Time Signal pips failed to sound at 5pm. The disconcerting silence made the front page of today's Telegraph. All sorts of conspiracy theories are circulating.

    I've been down to the Starship Enterprise-like control room of Broadcasting House...

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