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27/04/2018
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    Blog posts by year and month August 2010

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    1. Editor's note: today we start a four-part series of posts about a chilling fantasy drama called Pilgrim which you can hear in the Afternoon Play slot starting today at 1415 and for the following three weeks. Producer Marc Beeby has been keeping a production diary - SB To the drama studio in Br...

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    2. Editor's note. In this blog post, Radio 4's Interactive Editor explains how important the views of web site users have been to the redesign of the site. Please take a minute to leave a comment here and tell us what you think of the changes to the Radio 4 site - SB. It's now over a year since we...

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    3. Horror film 'curses' have a strong tradition in movie folklore, whether it's the death of multiple family members during the making of The Exorcist, or lightning striking Gregory Peck's plane on his way to film The Omen. I've always dismissed such stories as nonsense, so when we set about makin...

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    4. People probably came out this afternoon thinking "I hope I don't run into a flashmob of comedians". Well, bad luck suckers, 'cos that's exactly what they're going to run into... So said Mark Watson as he kicked off last weekend's rather friendly invasion of The Royal Mile by Radio 4 comedians. ...

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    5. This week sees the last of Feedback until the autumn and probably the last ever appearance on it of Mark Damazer, as Controller of Radio 4 anyway. He is soon off to Oxford to become Head of St Peter's College. Judged by audience numbers he is going out on the crest of a wave. Listening figures f...

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    6. "Why did this trial only appear on the BBC's News radar when there was a celebrity event to cover?" - Julie Smith. "The BBC seems to be becoming like the tabloid newspapers, caught up in the cult of celebrity" - Cynthia Wells. "The message is loud and clear that it is important because famous ...

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    7. Choosing the Reith lecturer every year is one of the privileges of the job. It is a rather wonderful piece of patronage (for me, at any rate) and poses numerous challenges. I look every year for something original - and someone who is a good communicator. Topicality can be an advantage, but wit...

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    8. Editor's note: this week's item from Feedback, Radio 4's weekly accountability programme, concerns the highly contentious issue of trails. Putting his head in the lion's mouth to defend them is network manager, Denis Nowlan. Brave man - SB What is it about trails that so excites or rather infla...

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