Blog posts by year and month September 2011

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    1. Ed's note: We're running the In Our Time newsletter weekly on the Radio 4 blog. You can hear this episode (and the huge archive of previous episodes) on the In Our Time website - PM. Immediately the programme finished, David Ridgway pressed into my hand a pamphlet for a lecture which will be ...

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    2. Radio 4's In Touch programme, which presents "news, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted", celebrates its 50th anniversary on the 7th October with a special one-hour programme. Peter White, the presenter of In Touch and the BBC's disability affairs corresponde...

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    3. Ed's note: If you're quick you can still download this year's winner DW Wilson for free from the Radio 4 podcast page as it's due to expire tomorrow - PM. The 2011 shortlist (l to r): DW Wilson (winner), Alison MacLeod, KJ Orr, MJ Hyland and Jon McGregor I'm not how many of us judge...

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    4. James Corden in the Front Row studio (picture by Jerome Weatherald) You can hear actor James Corden on tonight's Front Row talking to Mark Lawson. In May this year Mark Lawson reviewed One Man, Two Guvnors, starring Corden and now on tour before a West End run, and said it was "the single...

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    5. Will Self I grew up listening to Alistair Cooke's Letter from America which used to be scheduled in the spot now occupied by A Point of View - why? Because my insufferably bien-pensant parents had got rid of our television because they thought it was a terrible influence on children, maki...

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    6. Taking part in So You Want to Be a Scientist? last year was one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences of my life. From the 2010 experiments - Ruth Brooks: Homing Snails I learnt so much more than I had anticipated, not just about my chosen research subject - homing instinc...

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    7. Laura Marling and Front Row's John Wilson (picture by Jerome Weatherald) For the last three weeks Front Row has been offering daily programme downloads, audio clips and topical highlights of its extensive archive. This has been part of pilot looking at how we could improve our online servi...

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    8. Life and Fate: How long have I got to download all the episodes? All the episodes of Radio 4 adaptation of the epic Life and Fate are available to download until this Sunday when the first episode expires (NB: The expiry dates on the podcast page page are wrong - you need to deduct 14 days fr...

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    9. 2011 marks 50 years since the publication of the Roald Dahl classic James and the Giant Peach. The 4 O'Clock Show on BBC Radio 4 Extra has recorded a new version of the story, read by Miriam Margolyes. You can catch up on the website and listen to the remaining parts everyday this week. Rich Pre...

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    10. What is the best way to recapture one's childhood? My memory is notoriously selective and needs a prod if I am to venture off the well worn paths. Often that is provided by a smell. Whenever fresh tarmac is being laid on a road I linger half-intoxicated by the smell and the memory it evokes of ...

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