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    Blog posts by year and month January 2012

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    1. Ed's note: There's a new Play of the Week podcast every Friday to download and play at your leisure. This week it's Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome. On the Radio 4 blog the play's producer Sally Avens discusses the adaptation and The Jinx Element, Stephen Wakelam's play (on this Saturday) telling th...

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    2. Hancocks Half Hour 07/10/1956 © BBC Kenneth Williams, Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr and Sidney James Feedback returns this week at 4.30pm on Fridays with a repeat at 8pm on Sundays and we are of course available on BBC iPlayer. So this week I was sitting in Western House, next to BH in centra...

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    3. Editor's note: In yesterday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed 1848, the year that saw Europe engulfed in revolution. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM. Hello I waited for two or three minutes after the programme h...

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    4. Ed's note: You can listen to Songs for Tahrir on the Radio 4 website. There's also more information and photos on the website - PM. Sayyid Darwish (Picture courtesy of the Friends of Sayyid Darwish Association) Since childhood, I've had this love-hate relationship with Arabic music...

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    5. "Same again, Laurie?" It was the best part of fifteen years since I'd last seen my old drinking mate and fellow sociologist Mick, so it would have seemed positively unfriendly to refuse his offer of another pint. But this would be our fourth in less than an hour and a half and I was only ...

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    6. Artist Susan Aldworth (left) at the Curwen Studios in Cambridgeshire Imagine meeting a "Living National Treasures" (or more correctly the less wieldy "Intangible Cultural Properties"), the honorific title given to artists or crafts people in Japan reflecting their contribution to a skill ...

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    7. Editor's note: In yesterday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed The Safavid Dynasty. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM. Hello Sometimes when you finish a programme, you really do think "How did we get through it...

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    8. A woman poses in a funfair hall of mirrors, circa 1935 I have always been fascinated by the results of a social psychology experiment in which a number of people with varying self-conceptions were asked to stand in front of a range of distorting mirrors (much as one used to find at fairgr...

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    9. Ed's note: This is another amazing record year for the Christmas Appeal. Here's the latest news from Radio 4's Sally Flatman and Sophie Balaam from the Connection at St Martin's. Find out more about the appeal and you can still make a donation on the Radio 4 website - PM. Alison, one of th...

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    10. Ed's note: The complete series of The Written World is available to download as a podcast until Monday morning, after that you will still be able to listen online but the downloads won't be available - PM. The 7th century St Cuthbert Gospel - the earliest intact European book In a no...

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