Blog posts by year and month May 2010

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    1. The fields of Borsetshire were transplanted to St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square yesterday for Norman Painting's memorial service. The church was packed with hundreds of those who knew, worked with, loved or simply listened to Norman's searingly distinctive voice as he played P...

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    2. If you're a regular Today listener you'll know that the daily racing tips are a treasured (and sometimes comical) element of the the programme's sports coverage. So it seems quite appropriate that when Garry Richardson, the programme's long-serving sports presenter, came into the Today studio at...

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    3. I went to the Sandford St. Martin awards last night for the best religious radio and television broadcasts for 2009 - the blue riband event for the genre. The ceremony was held at Lambeth Palace. Roger Bolton presided over the TV awards and was as robust (or should that be peppery) as any liste...

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    4. Radio 4 sent me to New York to find out The Truth About Goldman Sachs. And I can exclusively reveal the shock answer: it is beige. The New York-based investment bank (more on what that means later) has moved into a brand new Global Headquarters right by the square where the twin towers once sto...

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    5. Editor's note: keep up with the lectures and contribute to the discussion on Twitter. Follow @reith_lectures and use the hashtag #Reith - SB We have just finished recording this year's Reith lectures - given by Lord Rees - or Martin Rees as he prefers to be called. There are four of them - broa...

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    6. Editor's note: We're hosting Neil MacGregor's post here on the blog to mark the beginning of the second set of objects from A History of the World in 100 Objects on Radio 4 today. You'll find regular posts by curators and editors over on the History of the World blog and on the project's Faceboo...

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    7. Editor's note. This week's item from Radio 4's Feedback programme concerns the network's extensive coverage of the post-election drama in Westminster, 'busting' the schedule and coverage of the Liberal Democrats. Did Radio 4 get it right? Tell us what you think in a comment below - SB "Deceitfu...

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    8. When to stay with the story and when to leave it and get back to business as usual? This is the question we have been asking quite a lot at Radio 4 over the past few days. And as many of you will know, on a number of occasions we have stayed with the story, extending news coverage and displacing...

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    9. We had a good night at the Sonys - six Golds, four Silvers and five Bronzes (here's the full list). Winning a Sony Gold can often be a career highlight and (no names) there were some awards last night, not just Radio 4 ones, that left a very big glow. The margins on these occasions are rather ...

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    10. Editor's note: Feedback is Radio 4's weekly accountability programme. Each week, while the programme is on-air, we're publishing one item from the programme here on the blog for your comment. This week's item is about The Archers. Roger Bolton introduces it - SB. Some Archers listeners remember...

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