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20/02/2018
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    Blog posts by year and month December 2010

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    1. You always feel nervous at 7.55am when you are waiting for the Vicar's Radio 4 Christmas Appeal to go out on air - will the phones really start ringing any second. But I need not have worried, our Radio 4 listeners don't let us down - they were ringing to give to this the 84th annual appeal all ...

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    2. For many listeners to Feedback, it will be many years since they listened to Radio 1 - if they ever did. That's a problem for us on the Feedback team because we're here to represent the views of listeners of all the national networks. But because it's broadcast on Radio 4 - what happens on that ...

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    3. Have you ever wondered who will be on the end of phone when you ring up to give to the Radio 4 St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal? Well if you hear the bells in the background you are through to the offices of St Martins in Trafalgar square where volunteers will answer the phones all day ...

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    4. I am staring at a pile of papers on my desk. It's 5 inches high. To anyone passing by, it's just a rather tedious heap of orange and blue folders. But to me, it represents a period in my life when I became utterly obsessed with making a single radio documentary. So obsessed that at one point my ...

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    5. Editor's note: this blog post begins with a slideshow made by homeless photographer Jamie Winter, a member of a photography group run by The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields - SB I once edited a Radio 4 debate about homelessness... We based it in the heart of London near Shaftesbury Avenue...

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    6. There was once a head of BBC News, called Tahu Hole, who implemented a regime of extreme caution. In his, much resented, view it was the job of his staff only to report what others had found out rather than what they had uncovered for themselves. Each story would only be broadcast if there were ...

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    7. A few weeks ago, at the Bristol Old Vic, Sue MacGregor announced to the audience that this was to be her final programme as the regular presenter of A Good Read. Our guest reviewers were the acclaimed actor Timothy West, who has a strong connection with the theatre and with Bristol, and the best...

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