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  1. Securing Freedom: The 2011 Reith Lectures continue

    Tuesday 30 August 2011, 18:30

    Paul Murphy Paul Murphy Senior Producer, A&Mi

    The first part of the 2011 Reith Lectures entitled Securing Freedom were presented by Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In the second part of this year's lectures marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11 the former Director-General of MI5, Eliza Manningham-Buller will discuss how, once secured...

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  2. Q: So what kind of music do you play on Radio 4? A: This week, that'd be Glen Campbell...

    Friday 26 August 2011, 17:00

    Paul Murphy Paul Murphy Senior Producer, A&Mi

    Glen Campbell featured on Friday's edition of the Today programme talking about his forthcoming album and tour. He and his family spoke to Peter Bowes about his philosophical approach to the onset of the Alzheimer's with which he was recently diagnosed. There's a magical few bars of Gentle on...

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  3. Questions, Questions: Last in the series

    Thursday 25 August 2011, 14:45

    QQ Team QQ Team

    In the last programme of the series Stewart Henderson got more than a little peckish when listener Edward Giles asked why bacon is the only thing to come in rashers and not slices. Food Historian Ivan Day cooked up some answers.

    Having had his fill of meaty morsels, Stewart was feeling like something...

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  4. Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster - Four years on

    Tuesday 23 August 2011, 21:00

    Simon Armitage Simon Armitage

    Editor's note - In 2007 a young student, Sophie Lancaster suffered fatal injuries while protecting her boyfriend Rob from a ferocious attack by a group of youths. She later died on August 24th 2007. Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster is a drama documentary marking the anniversary of her death...

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  5. The origins of the Notting Hill Carnival?

    Tuesday 23 August 2011, 17:45

    Paul Murphy Paul Murphy Senior Producer, A&Mi

    In the opening episode of Stories from Notting Hill, Kwame Kwei-Armah pinpoints the West Indies cricket team's victory over England at Lord's in 1950 as a seminal event in the Notting Hill Carnival's origins even though it...

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  6. Val McDermid's Village SOS

    Friday 19 August 2011, 02:00

    Val McDermid Val McDermid

    Ed's note: Next week you can hear Val McDermid's five part Woman's Hour drama Village SOS on Radio 4. It's part of a larger project that includes a BBC One series and a BBC Learning campaign. More details at the end of this post - PM.

    It was a bizarre pitch. "We're making a reality show about projects...

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  7. The Thinking Allowed Newsletter: High rise and low morals

    Thursday 18 August 2011, 17:30

    Laurie Taylor Laurie Taylor

    Ed's note: The Thinking Allowed newsletter gets sent out on Wednesday mornings and while its primary purpose may be alerting listeners to the contents of that afternoon's programme it's always a great read in its own right. In the newsletter this week Laurie Taylor paid tribute to his friend and colleague...

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  8. Questions Questions: "Why does bacon come in rashers and everything else in slices?"

    Thursday 18 August 2011, 14:30

    QQ Team QQ Team

    This week Stewart was basking in the reflective glory of cats' and dogs' eyes after listener Robin Atack asked us to find out why our furry friends' eyes appear to glow green in flash photography.

    Gordon Kirk asked us to put to bed the old wives' tale 'when swallows fly high, the weather will be...

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  9. Listen online: The History of Titus Groan

    Thursday 18 August 2011, 11:47

    Paul Murphy Paul Murphy Senior Producer, A&Mi

    In case you missed The History of Titus Groan in Saturday's Classic Serial slot you have until Sunday afternoon to hear it in its entirety on the Radio 4 website (details at the end of this post).

    In The Guardian radio critic Elisabeth...

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  10. Afternoon play: Higher

    Tuesday 16 August 2011, 15:15

    Gary Brown Gary Brown

    I've wanted to do a series about Higher Education for some time. I taught part time at a university for ten years and always thought it was an area ripe for satire. The expansion of tertiary education in the Blair years meant our newer universities were unprepared for the overload of bureaucracy...

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