Blog posts by year and month October 2010

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    1. Crime writer and radio pugilist PD James has won one of the most prestigious awards in British journalism - the Nick Clarke Interview Prize. She won it for her on-air punch-up with BBC Director General Mark Thompson, during her guest editorship of the Today Programme on Radio 4 last new year's e...

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    2. Editor's note: Radio 4's new Controller has been in the job for three weeks. Her second blog post concerns the party conferences, poetry and anagrams - SB. The End of the Affair - I mean the party conference season. The Today Programme's set of leader interviews was unmissable. Ingredients: tak...

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    3. Since Feedback came off the air in late August, the BBC has rarely been out of the headlines. There was Radio 1's Chris Moyles complaining at considerable length that he hadn't been paid. Then the Chairman of the BBC Trust, who had old me in June that he wanted his contract extended, suddenly ch...

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    4. So You and Yours is forty. Congratulations. The programme launched in October 1970 to give Radio 4 listeners advice five lunchtimes a week on 'everyday affairs from savings to sex, from holidays to health'. It swallowed-up older programmes such as Can I Help You, Listening Post, and You and Your...

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    5. Editor's note. Clare Walker's post about the You & Yours archive starts with a complete episode of the programme from 1971 which you can embed on your own web site. Click 'embed.' - SB. Last month I took the train to Reading, hopped on the bus to Caversham and in a white bungalow in the leafy s...

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