Blog posts by year and month June 2009

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    1. We've thrown things up in the air in recent days in a bid to respond to two big stories - MPs' expenses and the disputed Iranian election. Last Thursday evening John Simpson did 'The Report' - our new Current Affairs strand. He spoke about what it was like reporting from Iran this month before ...

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    2. Editor's note: here's a lovely thing. A consideration of Radio 4 from a New Yorker. Rebecca Dalzell does that fascinating thing: she makes something familiar strange again - as if we were reading about it for the first time. Her piece appeared on a New York web site called The Morning News. I wr...

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    3. We're experimenting this week. Material World - our weekly science programme presented by Quentin Cooper - will be accompanied, live, by some pictures. It will not be television and I won't reveal exactly how it will work - but give it a try. The visuals will stay up for several days after the p...

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    4. As I've explained in my previous blog posts, the 2009 Reith Lectures team was keen to extend the reach of the programmes beyond the traditional Radio 4 and World Service listeners. A key part of our strategy was social networking site Twitter. We wanted to find people already talking about Pro...

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    5. Stan Was, a producer in the Radio 4 presentations department (and practically the in-house photographer - you'll see lots of his work in the Radio 4 pool on Flickr.com) was present in the Loose Ends studio Saturday and took some lovely pics of the two bands on the show: The Mummers and Smoke Fai...

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    6. David Thair, editor of the BBC Comedy blog, has a nice post about the first post-Humph recording of Radio 4 comedy treasure I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, with three lovely pics and a clip. Read the post and leave your comments here...

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    7. Paul Wakely is a member of the BBC's central moderation team. He manages BBC staff and outsourced suppliers who moderate 10,000 comments per day on the BBC messageboards and blogs. From 1400-1600 today Paul will be on the PM blog - where it's a pretty hot topic - answering questions about moder...

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    8. Editor's note: I know I said that the Farming Today bees were off to their own blog a little while ago but we've now decided that they should stay here, on the Radio 4 blog, for the rest of the season. We've grown attached to them (and we like the honey). And, in a follow-up email, Charlotte app...

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    9. Editor's note: The pace is really picking up over at BBC Archives. Since I asked Steve Darling to write this post about the George Orwell collection, two further collections have been published: Princess Elizabeth: the making of a Queen and Arena: Miller meets Mandela. The BBC archive collectio...

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    10. Update: details of how to enter an interview for the award and the competition rules are now here. The closing date for this year's award is 4 August. Nick Clarke was a great Radio 4 broadcaster. He died far far too young in late 2006 and is remembered by many of us - and I am sure many of you ...

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