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    Blog posts by year and month October 2011

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    1. Martha Kearney, presenter of The World at One Next Monday 7 November the much talked about schedule changes take place. The big change is that The World at One will have an extra 15 minutes. As a result the weekday afternoon schedule has been changed and some programmes have also mov...

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    2. "Five podcasts!" Umberto Eco in a Front Row special. Picture by Jerome Weatherald The preamble I've picked out a selection of the currently available Radio 4 podcasts. You can listen online or download to keep, or put onto your phone or MP3 player. There are many more available on the R...

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    3. Editor's note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed the siege of Tenochtitlane. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM There was rather a forceful discussion afterwards, mainly between Alan Knight and Elizabeth Graham. Th...

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    4. Ed's note: Following recent events in Libya this Saturday's Archive on 4 explores what happens after dictators leave power - PM. Portrait of Chaiman Mao Tse Tung on the wall of the Forbidden City, 2001 Last Thursday at 12.52pm, a BBC Breaking News alert popped up in my email: ...

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    5. Any Questions? from Taunton, 1 October 1948 © BBC I am more used to asking questions than answering them. It's easier, on the whole. If stuck one can just ask why? And the interviewee is usually happy to carry on talking while one collects one's thoughts. However the tables were turned...

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    6. Yesterday on my way out of Broadcasting House to have lunch with Libby Purves, I met George Soros in the lift - he had just been a guest on Stephanie Flanders' new series Stephanomics. Before I left the office I listened back to Umberto Eco (what a voice; what books) interviewed for Front Row wi...

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    7. Editor's note: This week's episode of Thinking Allowed is available as a download on the Thinking Allowed podcast page or you can listen online on the programme page. It's also repeated this Sunday night shortly after midnight on Radio 4 - PM. Installation in the Federal art and exhibition ...

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    8. Editor's note: Warhorses of Letters starts on Radio 4 this Tuesday 25 October at 11pm. As the Radio Times puts it: "Only on Radio 4 would one find a gay, epistolary romance in which the letter writers are horses". Stephen Fry and Daniel Rigby (who won a BAFTA for his portrayl of Eric Morecambe o...

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    9. Editor's note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM I'm standing under lights in the close of Wells Cathedral. The lights could be gaslights ...

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    10. Radio Leicester's team of station assistants, ready for the start of Radio Leicester on 8 November1967 It was rather lonely in the Feedback studio this week. I was surrounded by empty chairs. We, and many listeners, wanted to talk about the proposed cuts to the BBC's English local radio...

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