Blog posts by year and month May 2012

    Posts (16)

    1. Niamh Cusack (Molly Bloom); Henry Goodman (Leopold Bloom); Andrew Scott (Stephen Dedalus) - some of the cast of Radio 4's upcoming dramatisation of Ulysses "What did you do in the Great War Mr Joyce?" "I wrote Ulysses. What did you do?" A defining work, a sensuous celebration of lif...

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    2. Clive James - presenter of A Point of View As an editor, there are some experiences that are less than happy. Like the moment when one of the BBC's in-house lawyer frowns and says that your rock-solid investigative story won't withstand assault under the libel laws. Or when you have a crac...

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    3. Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Marco Polo. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PMcD Hello Ingrid told me that I was writing too much again. She must be obeyed. She works both for Star...

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    4. Editor's note: The Film Programme is broadcast at 4pm this Thursday 24th May. The programme this week comes from the Cannes Film Festival. -CM For all its rarified reputation, the Cannes festival is for the large part a trade fair with some top-notch entertainment attached. For the s...

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    5. Editor's note: Nominations for The New Elizabethans were sent in by Radio 4 listeners and then a panel of historians decided on the final list. Radio 4 will broadcast profiles of the New Elizabethans daily (Mon-Fri) starting on Monday 11 June at 12.45pm. Here, the Editor of the series, Andrew S...

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    6. Margaret Lockwood records for the BBC. Her Desert Island Discs programme was made in 1951 and is the earliest download available from the latest archive launch. John Calver writes about the painstaking proccess in sourcing and restoring 456 programmes and downloads from the Roy Plomle...

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    7. Editor's note: In yesterday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Clausewitz and On War. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PMcD. Hello Not much to report from post-programme palaver this week. Two-thirds of the guests had...

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    8. Editor's note: The 'My Own Shakespeare' series is made up of short two and a half minute programmes which are being broadcast across BBC Radio 3, 4 and 4 Extra. We asked public figures from a wide variety of spheres which was their favourite piece of Shakespeare - our interviewees included Steph...

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    9. Editor's note: The Film Programme is broadcast at 4pm this Thursday 17th May. The programme this week is dedicated to celebrating the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Presenter Francine Stock has written this blog to explain why this film from 1943 has an enduring appeal - CM. Mart...

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    10. Editor's note: The Perfumed Mountaineer was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 14 May 2012, 11am-1130am. PMcD. Picture this: it is cold, the wind is hammering from the north, you are on an exposed ridge somewhere on the craggy backbone of England, shivering and snuffling and regretting ...

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