Blog posts by year and month July 2012

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    1. UPDATE (29 July): After discussion, the IOC and the BBC have agreed that there is no need to block our international streams of Radio 4 programmes with a wide news agenda. Radio 5 Live (apart from the news programme Up All Night) and 5 Live Olympics Extra will remain available only in the UK. ...

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    2. Editor's note: Inside The Ethics Committee this week covers the subject of Preventing Pregnancy in Homeless Women. You can listen again to the programme or download the series for free. PM Homeless women who are addicted to drugs often turn to sex work for money. Some become pregnant, ...

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    3. You may be aware that a small event is launching on Friday night. It's taken years of planning, millions of pounds and handfuls of hair (torn out of the heads of distressed committees and politcians) and now it's here. London 2012, the jewel in the crown of, well, the year 2012. From Monday J...

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    4. Editor's note: Joan Bakewell presents Inside The Ethics Committee and writes here about the second programme in the current series - GS. Joan Bakewell writes: This is a story close to my heart...and other organs. I've carried a donor card for years now, in readiness for that fa...

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    5. I was privileged to edit the 2006 Reith Lectures with Daniel Barenboim; working with him on that series altered forever the way I listen to music. Last night, inspired again by the Beethoven symphonies being performed at the Proms by his pioneering West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, I re-listened...

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    6. Opening Lines, the series which gives first-time and emerging short story writers their radio debut, returns to BBC Radio 4 on Friday 20th July. The stories are sourced directly from the unsolicited submissions our team receives each year and we were thrilled by the response to this year's c...

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    7. Years ago, in a previous millennium, I made a programme called The Cyclist's Guide to the Euro. It was curious... so curious that I still cannot understand how we managed to convince Radio 4 to commission it. The idea was a simple one: take a bicyclists' look at the great Euro project. Cy...

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    8. Editor's note: Inside The Ethics Committee returns this week with the subject of Restraining Patients In Intensive Care. You can listen again to the programme or download the series for free. PM Hospital is where we go to get well and we expect to give informed consent for our treatmen...

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    9. Editor's note: As part of the new BBC season, When I'm 65, Radio 4's You and Yours has been focussing on covering some of the issues around ageing in the UK today. Here, Ben Toone from the show picks out some highlights. PM The season certainly opened my eyes to the issues affect...

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    10. Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Hadrian's Wall. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - AI Hello It's all very strange. It must be like living at the time of Caxton - if you are at all aware ...

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