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June (22 posts)

  1. In Our Time: Ulysses

    Friday 15 June 2012, 16:22

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Ulysses. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PMcD

    Hello

    What a joy Joyce was! I will try to write this piece without any full stops, but I'm absolutely sure that Ingrid will...

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  2. Feedback: Broadcast breakdown

    Friday 15 June 2012, 12:34

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    How can I express to you what it feels like to be a producer whose live outside broadcast has just broken down? It is the stuff of nightmares.

    You feel utterly helpless and sick in the pit of your stomach. You look beseechingly at your engineers, desperate for reassurance that the interruption...

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  3. Reading Ulysses

    Friday 15 June 2012, 12:07

    Richard Coles Richard Coles Presenter of Saturday Live

    On Saturday 16th June, Radio 4 is broadcasting a seven part dramatisation of James Joyce's Ulysses. To mark the occasion, Saturday Live will be in Dublin. Here, Saturday Live presenter Reverend Richard Coles talks about his experience of reading Ulysses.

    I had a fight with a monk a couple of years...

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  4. Help us test the new Radio 4 & 4 Extra homepage

    Thursday 14 June 2012, 18:55

    Nigel Smith Nigel Smith Interactive Editor

    You may have noticed a link on the top of the Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra homepages pointing to 'RADIO BETA' and inviting you to 'Try it now and tell us what you think'. A 'beta' website is one that's still in development and being tested. This week we've started testing new beta homepages for Radio...

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  5. Dramatising Ulysses

    Tuesday 12 June 2012, 15:44

    Clarissa Maycock Clarissa Maycock

    Editor's note: Robin Brooks dramatised James Joyce's 'Ulysses' for BBC Radio 4. Here, he writes about the challenges of adapting Joyce for radio. Ulysses is broadacst in seven parts on Satuday 16th January -CM.

    So, Ulysses, whose idea was that then, eh? Reader, it was mine. But it was producer Claire...

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  6. Feedback: BBC Jubilee Coverage

    Friday 8 June 2012, 18:10

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Sixty years ago it was relatively simple...

    BBC television had no competition (ITV would not start until 1955, BBC2 began in 1964 Channel 4 not until 1982, Sky in 1990 and Channel 5 in 1997)). Once the permission of the Abbey was obtained and Richard...

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  7. James Joyce's Playlist

    Friday 8 June 2012, 15:30

    Clarissa Maycock Clarissa Maycock

    As part of Radio 4's countdown to Bloomsday on 16th June, James Joyce's Playlist is broadcast Saturday 9th June at 10.30. Recorded in James Joyce's Martello Tower near Dublin, presenter David Owen Norris discovers and recreates James Joyce's favourite songs. The programme's producer, Elizabeth Burke...

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  8. In Our Time: King Solomon

    Friday 8 June 2012, 13:08

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed King Solomon. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PMcD

    Hello

    There's a sense in which the programme this morning reminded me in its form of Solomon and his decision to slice...

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  9. Celebrating Ulysses on Radio 4

    Wednesday 6 June 2012, 18:00

    Jeremy Howe Jeremy Howe Commissioning Editor

    Now this is a challenge! James Joyce's Ulysses has an awesome reputation - as one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, as one of the least read...

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  10. Feedback: Are some things too horrible to broadcast?

    Friday 1 June 2012, 18:00

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    "Did they really say that? Why on earth would they want that broadcast? Do they really know what the consequences could be of millions of people listening in to some very private moments?"

    All these thoughts went through my head when I heard the two part series The...

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