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July (22 posts)

  1. Feminine Mystiques: Theatre Six

    Wednesday 14 August 2013, 11:32

    Sarah Hall Sarah Hall Author

    Theatre Six is a new short story commissioned by BBC Radio 4 as part of the 50th anniversary of The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. Author Sarah Hall explains her rationale for writing about the controversial topic of abortion after Savita Halappanavar's death in October 2012.

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  2. Tweet of The Day

    Wednesday 31 July 2013, 15:42

    Michaela Strachan Michaela Strachan Presenter

    Michaela Strachan presents Tweet of the Day from 1 August. Here Michaela shares her love of birds, with a look ahead to some of this month's Tweets.

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  3. Feminine Mystiques: In thrall to glamour - the story behind Mink

    Wednesday 31 July 2013, 12:34

    Marina Warner Marina Warner Author

    Fifty years since the first publication of Betty Friedan's seminal feminist work The Feminine Mystique, Radio 4 has commissioned three leading writers to celebrate her influence in new short stories exploring the contemporary feminist landscape. Marina Warner explains the inspiration behind her story...

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  4. The Radio 4 Quiz: Whose voice does Stephen Hawking speak with?

    Tuesday 30 July 2013, 17:03

    Nickie L Nickie L

    Whose voice does Stephen Hawking speak with? How did comedian Mel Smith almost have the entire Edinburgh festival shut down? And how could Churchill be compared to a child?

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  5. Woman's Hour - Guest Presenters in August 2013

    Monday 29 July 2013, 17:07

    Alice Feinstein Alice Feinstein Editor, Woman's Hour

    Alice Feinstein, Editor of Radio 4's Woman's Hour, discusses the three guest presenters - Victoria Derbyshire, Kirstie Allsopp and Kate Mosse – that will stand in for Jane Garvey over August 2013 while Jane is occupied with Radio 4's new Summer Nights series.

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  6. Feedback: Disappearing Interviewees

    Friday 26 July 2013, 15:05

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Roger Bolton on this week's Feedback, which includes an interview with Andy Bocking, technology controller for BBC Journalism about the concerns of a number of listeners about a particularly bad case of disappearing interviewees on the Today programme.

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  7. Radio 4 Quiz: Russell Brand's taxidermied celeb, abandoned dogs and other questions

    Tuesday 23 July 2013, 17:38

    Nickie L Nickie L

    Which taxidermied celebrity would Russell Brand take on his desert island as his luxury item? How long does an abandoned dog take to bond to the first person who's nice to it?

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  8. Feedback: Discussing Reflections with Lord Peter Hennessy

    Friday 19 July 2013, 16:42

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Peter Hennessy discusses the art of the political interview with Feedback's Roger Bolton.  His new series 'Reflections' on Radio 4 sees Hennessy discussing public and personal life with some of the most high-profile politicians of the second half of the twentieth century.

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  9. Radio 4 Quiz: Why does Sarah Lund wear THAT jumper?

    Tuesday 16 July 2013, 14:36

    Nickie L Nickie L

    What's the significance of Sarah Lund's Nordic knitwear in The Killing? What were Michael Palin's careers advisor's expectations for his future career? Find the answers in the Radio 4 Quiz.

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  10. Book at Beachtime: Red Joan

    Monday 15 July 2013, 14:43

    Jennie Rooney Jennie Rooney Writer

    The inspiration for Red Joan came from the story of Melita Norwood, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving Cold War spy, at the age of 87.

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