Blog posts by year and month December 2010

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    1. Join us on The Archers blog between 10am and 7.30pm on Sunday 2 January to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Archers as it happens. Consider yourselves warned (and warmly invited). The special 60th anniversary episode of The Archers is only days away and we want you to join in. All day, fr...

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    2. Editor's note - the second instalment of Ed Reardon's midwinter odyssey. There are more to come. Still no fee - SB. Readers of my previous posting, or message in a bottle... actually message in the hope of a bottle would be more accurate (white or red, either gratefully received) - but a hope d...

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    3. Editor's note: securing a Thought for the Day from Pope Benedict XVI wasn't a simple matter. Head of Radio, Religion and Ethics Christine Morgan explains - SB When I first began to talk three years ago about the possibility of the Pope doing Thought for the Day everyone laughed. I was told it w...

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    4. I don't think I've ever done this before. I'm lying in bed at a quarter past five in the morning, dictating the newsletter before I've done the programme. This is because we are doing a live programme, pausing for an hour or so and then recording a programme. After which mince pies with the In O...

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    5. Editor's note: I have asked Radio 4's favourite journeyman-scribe Ed Reardon to document his festive season in four blog posts, to be published here between now and the first episode of his new series in the new year. Licence fee-payers may be gratified to learn that no fee was paid - SB. It is...

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    6. We were planning to update you on the Christmas Appeal as we did last year on the 12th day of Christmas but we couldn't resist sharing our news. We are almost at last year's record total of £900,000 and it is not yet even christmas and as you will see from the picture - there is still a lot of p...

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    7. BBC Radio 4 has just made this announcement: Pope Benedict XVI, will deliver his Thought For The Day on Radio 4, Friday 24th December at 7.45am. Pope Benedict's Christmas message to the British people follows his UK visit in September. In an unprecedented move - the Pope has not presented mate...

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    8. Robin Brooks dramatised 'I, Claudius' for BBC Radio 4. Here, he writes about the pleasures of adapting Graves for radio. His post begins with a clip from the current episode - SB As material for dramatisation, one of the best things about 'I, Claudius' is that it starts very well and then get...

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    9. Editor's note: Sally Flatman, producer of all the Radio 4 Appeal programmes, brings us news from St Martin's. Make your own donation to the appeal on the Radio 4 web site - SB. We've had an amazing start to this year's appeal - on Sunday, taking calls in London and Belfast from 8am till 10pm we...

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    10. A rare voice from the internet underground on Today this morning. Cold Blood is a member of the informal alliance of hackers that goes by the name Anonymous. The loosely-coordinated group came together to attack the Church of Scientology's web site in 2008 and is now taking credit for 'Operation...

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