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17/10/2017
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    Blog posts by year and month August 2009

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    1. You'll know Kathy Clugston's voice. She reads the news on Radio 4 (and plays the ukulele). Knowing her as you do, you probably won't be surprised to learn that she's now a star of the Edinburgh Fringe too. She's just returned from a week in Scott Mills the Musical - the unlikely hit that David H...

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    2. To the person who commented on my Latitude blog post, 'nice work if you can get it', yes, it's fantastic work. And not just because I'm writing this on Sunday morning on the train to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Edinburgh. I'm working in Scotland for the next fortnight. We are ...

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    3. Editor's note: Quentin sent me this update to his blog post this morning - SB. Look, the thing about blogs is they're the almost unedited brain-to-webpage outpourings of whoever writes them and although I thought "Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan" which is one of the most fun in the series, unf...

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    4. It used to be so simple when people asked what I do. "I work for the BBC," I would say. "I'm a radio producer, making programmes for Radio 4." Simple. But since last summer, it's not been quite such a straightforward question to answer. "I'm a senior multiplatform producer." Cue puzzled look. ...

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    5. While Miriam Margolyes was recording the current Book of the Week, Bluestockings, it became clear that the text had particular meaning for her because she had been a Bluestocking herself. Producer Justine Willett writes: Cambridge University is celebrating its 800th anniversary this year. And...

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    6. On More or Less we patiently survey the statistical landscape. It's a kind of mathematical stakeout. When, finally, a number-abuser strays out into the open - we pounce. Our victims are usually journalists or politicians. But of course now there are other channels open to the purveyor of rogue ...

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    7. It's a RAJAR day - when the radio industry gets its audience figures. I must stress that RAJARs are not the be all and end all of matters. Quality, range, impact - all count a great deal. But still - I'd rather they were good than not. And they are. We appear to be increasing quarter-on-quarte...

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    8. Radio 4's two big countryside programmes are coming together. Don't worry, neither programme is changing. The Ramblings podcast (downloaded 24,599 times in June) is merging with Open Country (which didn't have a podcast of its own) to make a new year-round podcast called Coast and Country. The ...

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