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    Blog posts by year and month November 2011

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    1. Writer and director of Withnail and I, Bruce Robinson, with Francine Today The Film Programme appears for the first time in its new slot on Thursdays rather than Fridays and at the earlier time of 4pm. Bruce Robinson, perhaps best known as the writer and director of the classic Withna...

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    2. Rikki Lawton (2nd from left) and Alex Rivers (far right) with the other winners of the BBC's Soundstart scheme With the announcement of the BBC Audio Drama Awards, it seemed a good time to catch up with some possible future recipients. The Soundstart winners have been members of the BBC ...

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    3. At 11.25pm last Wednesday night, the comedian Mark Watson was hoist aloft by Hunter (of Gladiator fame): You'll need to listen back to Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation in order to fully understand why that happened. Assisted by Tom Basden and Tim Key, Mark's back on Radio ...

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    4. The Poppy Factory, Wednesday 9 November at 11am, tells the story behind the red commemorative poppies and the ex-service men and women who make them. It's also a Radio Times choice of the day - PM. Cutting out petals at the Poppy Factory in 1935 With the death of the last First World...

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    5. Richard Herring returns to Radio 4 tonight with a new series of Richard Herring's Objective at 6.30pm. Examining and dissecting objects of scorn and controversy, in the first series the comedian investigated "The Hitler Moustache", "The Hoodie" and "The St. George's Flag". On his blog, part of ...

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    6. Ed's note: Radio 4's Bookclub was on Sunday 6 November and is repeated this Thursday 10 November at the new time of 3.30pm. More listening options including details of the podcast archive at the end of this post - PM Iain Banks at the National Library in Scotland, Edinburgh, talking about T...

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    7. Editor's note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed the Moon. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM. Immediately after the programme Carolin produced a piece of the Moon. It was a sliver of a lunar meteorite which had landed ...

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    8. Ed's note: A History of the Brain, presented by Dr Geoff Bunn, starts today on Radio 4 at 1.45pm and is on every weekday for the next two weeks. See the links at the end of this post for more info - PM. Egypt: Gizeh, Sphinx and Pyramid, Brooklyn Museum Archives In researching A Histor...

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    9. Siva Kandiah, a Hackney shopkeeper, whose life was turned upside down by the August riots. Ever since I produced the first ever Lives in a Landscape back in 2005, our ambition has has remained the same: to travel to every corner of the country, chasing compelling stories you'd never find el...

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    10. The World at One radio news studio gallery, 2002 A small bit of radio history was made on Friday lunchtime when Edward Stourton became the last presenter of The World at One to say, "that's the World at One Thirty". From Monday, the programme will be extended to 45 minutes - and as a re...

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