Blog posts by year and month August 2011

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    1. This week's programme was a smorgasbord of tiny bespangled bugs, teapots, ancient granite furniture and...wing woms. Listener Keith Rogers posed a question about the reasons behind the differing shapes of tea and coffee pots. Stewart was joined by Antiques Roadshow star Henry Sandon, along ...

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    2. I am on holiday in Wales (glorious river noise, mountains and sun) and keep having to go up the drive to use the Blackberry so I had given our audience guru, Alison Winter, the land line to find me instantly with her quarterly much-awaited phone call bearing RAJAR data - RAJAR is the body that c...

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    3. Who would have thought that one way for Radio 4 to catch the attention of a younger audience was to organise a debate about two dead economists, with a septuagenarian member of the House of Lords as the star attraction? Last Tuesday night, around 1000 people queued around the block at the L...

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    4. Feedback's Roger Bolton and Radio 4's Gwyneth Williams before last week's Feedback in which Williams answered listeners' questions about the schedule changes and other matters. Like buses, interviews with the Controller of Radio 4 like to arrive in tandem. Last Friday Gwyneth Williams appe...

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    5. The raincoat, the cigar, the spluttering convertible car, the villain's deed in the first scene and the final "...just one more thing". The American TV detective series Columbo was a literature inspired, award-winning, rule-breaking, television original spanning over thirty years. It turned ...

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