November (22 posts)
Friday 29 November 2013, 18:48
Who’d have thought that the electron microscope could be so much fun? It’s odd sometimes that the mix of academics we invite on to the programme gel in a way that is totally unanticipated.
Friday 29 November 2013, 17:21
A couple of weeks ago we discussed the problems the BRITISH Broadcasting Corporation would face in covering the Scottish Independence referendum, and what would happen to the BBC if there was a ‘yes’ vote.
Friday 29 November 2013, 13:02
Lee Child talks to Jim Naughtie on Radio 4's Bookclub about his character Jack Reacher, from the Killing Floor.
Thursday 28 November 2013, 16:21
The Radio 4 Christmas Appeal helps homeless and vulnerable people. Recieved with Thanks looks at how you helped make a difference last year.
Tuesday 26 November 2013, 12:04
Instead of the 12 days of Christmas, Radio 4 are doing the six nights of ‘Neverwhere’, which was a hit for BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 4 this year. For the first time, every episode of the hugely popular series by Neil Gaiman will be on BBC Radio 4.
Monday 25 November 2013, 17:14
Which author likened the Short Story to a good dram? Who, on reflection, had no regrets about killing off Doctor Who? and which comedian penned a poignant entry in his diary on the loss of his mother?
Friday 22 November 2013, 16:55
Since many other presenters are weighing in with their views about the future shape of the BBC I wondered if I should give you mine.
Thursday 21 November 2013, 18:34
Melvyn Bragg discusses this week's programme on Pocahontas, including discussions after the show.
Monday 18 November 2013, 21:14
What is the sign of a civilised bar? Why was 1954 a good year to be born? And what is the safest age anyone has ever been in this country in the history of the planet?
Find the answers to these questions and more in this week's Radio 4 Quiz.
Monday 18 November 2013, 13:10
A History of Britain in Numbers reveals some surprizing stats about modern life. From rotten teeth to toilet arrangements to women's roles to austerity, here's a taster of some of the numerical insights that the team have unearthed.