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January (23 posts)

  1. A name change for dramas on Radio 4

    Tuesday 31 January 2012, 11:01

    Jeremy Howe Jeremy Howe Commissioning Editor

    I am writing this a few days after the first Audio Drama Awards, which I hope you agree is an exciting departure for drama that is heard but not seen. I just wanted to let you know about a change we are putting in place on Radio 4 next month.

    As from February 18th we are going to re-name some of the...

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  2. In Our Time newsletter: The Scientific Method

    Monday 30 January 2012, 14:20

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Editor's note: In last Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed The Scientific Method. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM.

    Hello

    After the programme Simon Schaffer made a dash for King's Cross, the train to Cambridge and what...

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  3. New on Radio 4: Sport and the British

    Monday 30 January 2012, 08:00

    Paul Murphy Paul Murphy Senior Producer, A&Mi

    Clare Balding's new 30 part series on sport in Britain starts today at 1.45pm on BBC Radio 4 after the World at One. The first part looks at the Rise of...

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  4. Play of the Week podcast: The Jinx Element

    Friday 27 January 2012, 20:00

    Paul Murphy Paul Murphy Senior Producer, A&Mi

    Ed's note: This week's drama podcast to download, keep and listen to whenever you want is The Jinx Element. Download it here - PM.

    Stephen Wakelam's play The Jinx Element follows on from last week's adaptation of Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome in that it tells the story...

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  5. Feedback: Local Radio, Science and Home Planet

    Friday 27 January 2012, 18:01

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    I have, of course, heard of win win situations, but this week's decision by the BBC Trust to ask (ie order) the Executive to reverse most of the cuts it planned in local radio looks like a win, win, win situation.

    It's a win for local radio supporters who will see...

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  6. The BBC International Short Story Award

    Thursday 26 January 2012, 17:26

    Di Speirs Di Speirs Editor, Readings

    With just a month to go until entries close for this year's BBC International Short Story Award, it's really exciting to see that the Costa Awards too are going to celebrate and reward short story writers next year. It's great news for short story writers and their audiences, and yet more tangible...

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  7. 70 years of Desert Island Discs

    Thursday 26 January 2012, 16:00

    Paul Murphy Paul Murphy Senior Producer, A&Mi

    Ed's note: This Sunday sees the 70th anniversary edition of Desert Island Discs, where Sir David Attenborough, in the company of Kirsty Young, chooses his eight tracks, book and luxury item. Here producer Leanne Buckle reflects on her eight years on the programme - PM.

    Leanne Buckle writes:

    ...

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  8. Diving Belles: Short stories on Radio 4 Extra

    Thursday 26 January 2012, 12:55

    Paul Murphy Paul Murphy Senior Producer, A&Mi

    Ed's note: You can catch the last two stories from Diving Belles on Radio 4 Extra tonight and tomorrow (timings at the end of the post) but you can hear all five stories for the next five days on the Radio 4 Extra website - PM.

    Paul Arnold, 4 Extra presentation producer, writes:

    A...

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  9. The Thinking Allowed Newsletter: Paranoids are after me

    Wednesday 25 January 2012, 15:43

    Laurie Taylor Laurie Taylor

    Jimmy MacDonald was convinced that there was a conspiracy against him. It was led, he believed, by members of the Catholic Church who regularly got together in secret meetings and decided on new ways to punish him for the fact that his sister had got "in the family way" and deserted the church...

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  10. Sing in the The People's Passion

    Tuesday 24 January 2012, 12:45

    Christine Morgan Christine Morgan

    If you're in a choir why not learn and sing a brand new choral work available from BBC Radio 4 for Easter this year? It's all part of The People's Passion - a project that's been growing over the last few months and just keeps getting...

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