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    Blog posts by year and month November 2011

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    1. Boxes for foreign commentators at the 1960 Eurovision Song Contest which was televised by the BBC from the Royal Festival Hall, London. I know I'm in for a difficult and embarrassing evening when the compère of a show kicks off the proceedings by asking the audience if they're enjoying t...

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    2. Hannah Marshall: "This is the picture of my grandfather and his family. It shows my grandfather, his mother and three brothers. The picture was taken in Basra in 1918. My grandfather is the boy standing at the back of the picture, with the black jacket and tie." My grandfather was an ...

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    3. Editor's note: In last week's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Judas Maccabeus. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM. Hello After the programme had finished, Philip Alexander said that although the First Book of Mac...

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    4. Ed's note: Apologies for the delay in publishing the weekly Feedback blog post. Feedback returns in January - PM. The host of BBC Asian Network's morning show, Tommy Sandhu Last Tuesday morning it was cold and grey in the Chilterns where I live. I drove to the railway station throug...

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    5. Charles Dickens by Mathew Brady, US National Archives In the run-up to the bicentenary of Dickens's birth in February 2012, BBC Radio and BBC TV will be doing the master-storyteller proud, with new productions of four of the novels, and a whole host of other programming, starting with Pen...

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    6. One young homeless woman tells me, when you are on the streets, it is as if the world is going on normally on the other side of the glass and if you could just take one step you could step back into that world. Another man who was homeless for over 20 years smiles: "That glass looks so thin ...

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    7. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on "Top Beat", BBC2, 1964. It must have been the spring term back in 1969 when Paul had his bright idea. "You know what", he said, banging his pint down on the table in the Derwent College student bar. "We should devise a happening". Even though my gra...

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    8. Editor's note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Ptolemy and Ancient Astronomy. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM. Hello It's such a great day out there that I want to talk a little about that, but first the footno...

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    9. Oscar and Al Pacino: Pacino talks about his obsession with the work of Oscar Wilde The preamble Here are some of the many radio podcasts available from the BBC. I've picked out a selection for your weekend's pleasure. (Actually the eagle-eyed will notice there are six this week - it see...

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    10. BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, London There is an expression floating around the internet at the moment, plucked from a number of American magazines. It's "pulling a Gwyneth" and refers to that somewhat eccentric actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Well on Feedback this week we pulled ou...

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