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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. How you can make an academic conversation about Shinto (which consists of so many negatives) both livel...

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  2. Editor's note: First published in 1961 to much acclaim, The Day of the Sardine is the story of Arthur Haggerston a school-leaver with zero educational qualifications, an absentee father, a mother who gives him a hard time, and a home in a slum-clearance area of Newcastle. Written by Sid Chaplin ...

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  3. Editor's note: In this episode of It's My Story, Tom Robinson, assesses his own changing attitudes to bisexuality and asks if it's still a bit of a taboo in Britain today? Here on the blog the programme's producer Ashley Byrne writes about the process of getting it made -PM. Tom Robinson ...

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  4. One of the most enjoyable elements of producing The 4 O'Clock Show is the stories - part of my job involves spending bits of the working day listening to children's stories, and choosing content for the programme inspired by those stories. So it was a real treat to find myself in studio prod...

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  5. Editor's note: This Sunday sees the launch of Radio 4's new Sunday Night Comedy strand with John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme. On the blog here's Radio 4 and 4 Extra controller, Gwyneth Williams, and star of the first show in the slot, John Finnemore, to tell you about it - PM. John Finne...

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  6. Every episode of Life and Fate will be available as a podcast for 14 days after broadcast to download and keep Another big Radio 4 moment has arrived: every drama slot across eight days (apart from The Archers, rest assured!) is being commandeered to bring you a dramatisation of an epic h...

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  7. Ed's note: From this week we'll be 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. There are usually two sorts of sleep I have on the night before In Our Time: one i...

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  8. The shadow of the last controller of Radio 4 still hangs over the network, not least in the form of an eight-hour dramatisation of Vasily Grossman's epic Russian novel, Life and Fate. Some of the cast from Radio 4's production of the epic Life and Fate To be honest I had never heard o...

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  9. What does a revolutionary look like? I have to admit I did have some preconceived ideas on that front, which involved Che Guevara T-shirts, miscellaneous bits and bobs of clothing from army surplus shops, and yes, a bandana. All of this was of course kicked into the long grass as soon as I met H...

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  10. Editor's note: The BBC National Short Story Award in partnership with Booktrust is in full swing. The shortlist was announced last week and this year as well as hearing the finalists on the radio you can download them as podcasts to listen to whenever and wherever you want: in the gym, on the wa...

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