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July (19 posts)

  1. The BBC's International Radio Streams During the Olympics

    Friday 27 July 2012, 16:41

    Mark Friend Mark Friend Controller

    UPDATE (29 July): After discussion, the IOC and the BBC have agreed that there is no need to block our international streams of Radio 4 programmes with a wide news agenda. Radio 5 Live (apart from the news programme Up All Night) and 5 Live Olympics Extra will remain available only in the UK. The Chris...

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  2. Inside The Ethics Committee: Preventing Pregnancy in Homeless Women

    Friday 27 July 2012, 10:58

    Beth Eastwood Beth Eastwood

    Editor's note: Inside The Ethics Committee this week covers the subject of Preventing Pregnancy in Homeless Women. You can listen again to the programme or download the series for free. PM

    Homeless women who are addicted to drugs often turn to sex work for money. Some become pregnant, often many times...

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  3. The Now Show 2012 - Live!

    Thursday 26 July 2012, 17:10

    Frankie Ward Frankie Ward Interactive Producer

    You may be aware that a small event is launching on Friday night. It's taken years of planning, millions of pounds and handfuls of hair (torn out of the heads of distressed committees and politcians) and now it's here. London 2012, the jewel in the crown of, well, the year 2012.

    From Monday July...

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  4. Inside The Ethics Committee: Too Old to Donate?

    Wednesday 25 July 2012, 17:12

    Greg Smith Greg Smith

    Editor's note: Joan Bakewell presents Inside The Ethics Committee and writes here about the second programme in the current series - GS.

    Joan Bakewell writes:

    This is a story close to my heart...and other organs.

    I've carried a donor card for years now, in readiness for that fatal car accident...

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  5. In the Beginning was Sound

    Wednesday 25 July 2012, 15:35

    Gwyneth Williams Gwyneth Williams

    I was privileged to edit the 2006 Reith Lectures with Daniel Barenboim; working with him on that series altered forever the way I listen to music.

    Last night, inspired again by the Beethoven symphonies being performed at the Proms by his pioneering West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, I re-listened to...

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  6. Opening Lines

    Friday 20 July 2012, 17:35

    Gemma Jenkins Gemma Jenkins

    Opening Lines, the series which gives first-time and emerging short story writers their radio debut, returns to BBC Radio 4 on Friday 20th July.

    The stories are sourced directly from the unsolicited submissions our team receives each year and we were thrilled by the response to this year's call...

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  7. In Business: A Cyclist's View of the Euro

    Thursday 19 July 2012, 15:14

    Peter Day Peter Day

    Years ago, in a previous millennium, I made a programme called The Cyclist's Guide to the Euro.

    It was curious... so curious that I still cannot understand how we managed to convince Radio 4 to commission it.

    The idea was a simple one: take a bicyclists' look at the great Euro project. Cycling...

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  8. Inside The Ethics Committee with Joan Bakewell

    Thursday 19 July 2012, 08:00

    Beth Eastwood Beth Eastwood

    Editor's note: Inside The Ethics Committee returns this week with the subject of Restraining Patients In Intensive Care. You can listen again to the programme or download the series for free. PM

    Hospital is where we go to get well and we expect to give informed consent for our treatment. But what...

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  9. When I'm 65 on You and Yours

    Tuesday 17 July 2012, 16:18

    Ben Toone Ben Toone Assistant Content Producer

    Editor's note: As part of the new BBC season, When I'm 65, Radio 4's You and Yours has been focussing on covering some of the issues around ageing in the UK today. Here, Ben Toone from the show picks out some highlights. PM

    The season certainly opened my eyes to the issues affecting older people...

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  10. In Our Time: Hadrian's Wall

    Thursday 12 July 2012, 17:49

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

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

    Hello

    It's all very strange. It must be like living at the time of Caxton - if you are at all aware of Caxton - I...

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