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    Blog posts by year and month April 2012

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    1. Editor's Note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Battle of Bosworth Field, the celebrated encounter between Lancastrian and Yorkist forces in August 1485. - CM Hello, A few after the programme reflections. One of the reasons, I was told, that the evidence for dome...

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    2. Editor's note: The Producer of Howerd's Ways: The Radio Times of Frankie Howerd, Mik Wilkojc writes about working on the programme for BBC Radio 4Extra. PMcD. Busy year, 2012. The Olympics, The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Year of Shakespeare are all vying for our headspace so it's ea...

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    3. Editor's note: Vivat Rex is an epic 26 part drama following the English Crown from Edward II's accession in 1307 to the birth of Elizabeth I. It is told through the adapted works of Shakespeare, Marlowe and other playwrights of the period. Narrated by Richard Burton, it has a celebrated cast in...

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    4. To celebrate the Radio 4 series Shakespeare's Restless World (and what many think would have been his 448th birthday), we hosted a live blog with Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum and presenter of the programmes, and Barrie Cook, radio series curator at the British Museum, on 23 Apr...

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    5. Editor's Note: Crawford Logan has voiced a new 5-part recording of Swallows and Amazons for BBC Radio 4 Extra. You can hear the series during the 4 O'Clock Show from 23rd-27th April -CM Crawford Logan reads Swallows and Amazons for BBC Radio 4 Extra When I was asked to read this, I s...

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    6. Editor's note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Neoplatonism, the school of thought founded in the 3rd century AD by the philosopher Plotinus. As always the programmes are available to listen to online or to download and keep - PMcD Hello As I sit here phoning thi...

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    7. Editor's Note: Nick St George is the producer of Shakespeare: Thereby Hangs A Tale with Simon Russell Beale. You can hear the programme on BBC Radio 4 Extra on 21 April at 9am and 7pm. PMcD. While the Olympics are inevitably grabbing the headlines, you may have noticed that 2012 is also t...

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    8. Radio 4's Bookclub is celebrating the centenary of the novelist Elizabeth Taylor. When an author is no longer with us, the programme invites a writer who's a fan to come and champion the chosen book. Previous programmes in this vein include Andrew Davies on Thackeray's Vanity Fair, Michèle Robe...

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    9. Editor's note: Philip Palmer is the writer of the new Radio 4 drama series, Red and Blue. Red and Blue, a journey into the world of the wargame, is being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 over three consecutive Wednesdays; 11, 18 and 25 April. PMcD. When I was a lad, we used to play cowboys and India...

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    10. Detail from Henry V's shield. Copyright: The Dean and Chapter of Westminster 2012 In this year of celebration for all things Shakespeare, Radio 4 and the British Museum bring you Shakespeare's Restless World - a series of 20 programmes that begins on Monday 16 April. This series and we...

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