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Many people contributed to today's launch of the redesigned Radio 4 web site, some over several years - not least Leigh Aspin and his Radio 4 interactive team and the many engineers from the various BBC technology departments who dreamt up and then built the fantastically useful catalogue of BBC programmes.

We'll try to acknowledge more of these people here as the new look beds in and as we get used to the new features. In the meantime, the slideshow shows the site's designers and 'client side developers' from BBC Audio & Music interactive - led by Suzy McKeever - and Leigh Aspin's team from Radio 4 Interactive, whose job it is to look after the site now that it's live.

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  • Comment number 69. Posted by Andrew

    on 6 Apr 2009 23:45

    @dougsbody30: The In Our Time archive is still available on the In Our Time website:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/

    This is the direct link to the archive:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/inourtime_archive_home.shtml

    Alternately, you can just click the subject you're interested in (Philosophy, Religion, Science, History or Culture) from the programme's brand page:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl

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  • Comment number 68. Posted by squishyone

    on 6 Apr 2009 22:21

    So when will the new designer team be sacked?

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  • Comment number 67. Posted by dougsbody30

    on 6 Apr 2009 19:56

    Why did you have to ruin a functional website with cheap gimmickry? It seems impossible to find any old In Our Time Programmes to listen to again.

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  • Comment number 66. Posted by squishyone

    on 6 Apr 2009 10:48

    If enough of us complain, will we get our old website back?

    I think not.

    Therefore, what's the use of complaining?

    I'll bet it's only the Listeners who actually 'listen' .........while the producers wear earmuffs!

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  • Comment number 65. Posted by Steve Bowbrick

    on 6 Apr 2009 10:42

    @nikki noodle Thanks for your comments:

    1. You're right. The R4 logo ought to link back to Radio 4. I can't fix that right now but within a week or two we'll have a new design for the blog and it will include proper links back to Radio 4.

    2. This is the kind of issue that Leigh Aspin will be addressing in his next blog post on this subject - due in the next day or so.

    3. Frequency listings are here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/waystolisten/analogue/ - not sure if that's the page you were looking for but it seems pretty comprehensive.

    Steve Bowbrick, editor, Radio 4 blog

  • Comment number 64. Posted by nikki noodle

    on 6 Apr 2009 10:10

    hi

    am still finding out about the new site...will take a while to get familiar.

    While i am here:

    (1)
    the Radio 4 logo at the top of *this* page links back to the blog

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4/

    rather than to the Radio 4 homepage

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/

    (2)
    It would be incredibly useful to be able to *at a glance* see what was coming up on Radio 4 on its own homepage. Even on the BBC homepage there are both whats on now and what's coming up without having to open a little green + button labelled 'more'.

    (3)
    where have all the listings of the Frequencies gone to? Is this in preparation for future changes?

    best regards
    nick


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  • Comment number 63. Posted by Steve Bowbrick

    on 6 Apr 2009 09:46

    @whitehurstj 'No suitable nodes are available to serve your request' looks like an error produced by the BBC's 'load balancing' hardware - probably relating to excess load on the servers. Must have been a busy time.

    Steve Bowbrick, editor, Radio 4 blog

  • Comment number 62. Posted by Steve Bowbrick

    on 6 Apr 2009 09:34

    Several people have asked what happened to episode three of last week's Woman's Hour Drama, Daunt and Dervish by Guy Meredith. I've spoken to the iPlayer team and it looks like a technical fault (probably related to excess load) meant the programme wasn't uploaded to iPlayer's servers, although the system that encodes audio for playback online did its job. It's now too late for the programme to be added to iPlayer but you'll find that the episode is available direct from the Woman's Hour web site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/drama/ Thanks also to @Russ for arriving at the same conclusion spontaneously!

    Steve Bowbrick, editor, Radio 4 blog

  • Comment number 61. Posted by yagisan

    on 5 Apr 2009 20:16

    I feel really mean because the designers and
    client side developers photographs show extremely nice looking people. However I'm not
    sure thy are regular R4 listeners since the
    site which is the result of their efforts ( with
    no/little listener consultation?) is quite a long way from what is needed/ required by LISTENERS. See the users' comments on your different blogs for confirmation of this view.
    I don't think 'bedding down' is an appropriate
    term. R4 listeners just give up and don't complain any more which does not mean
    they are happy.
    What a pity!

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  • Comment number 60. Posted by Russ

    on 5 Apr 2009 15:19

    Episode 3 of Daunt and Dervish (currently missing from iPlayer as an individual item) can be heard from Wednesday's Woman's Hour programme.

    Russ

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