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    Blog posts by year and month October 2012

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    1. This week Radio 4 releases over 900 editions of Alistair Cooke's Letter From America. You can listen, download and read transcripts of all these programmes that span from 1946 to 2004. Here, Justin Webb talks about the impact and lasting influence of Letter From America. Alistair Cooke © C...

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    2. Editor's note: Parsley Sidings can be heard on Radio 4 Extra from 1 November. Once thought lost, these episodes have been assembled from off-air sources including a listener from East Anglia who read about the project in the local press. Here, Mik Wilkojc, the producer of the programme talks abo...

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    3. Editors note: You can hear The Public Philosopher on Radio 4 at 9am on 23 and 30 Oct 2012. Here, Mukul Devichand who worked on the programme with Professor Sandel talks about the issues raised in the second programme. PMcD "If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you ...

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    4. Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Fermat's Last Theorem. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - AI Hello No sooner had we finished what I thought was a brilliantly clear explanation by the three...

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    5. It is becoming pretty clear that the late Jimmy Savile was very lucky not to spend his last years in prison. If he had, how should he have been treated by a radio reporter? With understanding or with condemnation or neutrally? In Feedback this week we talked to the producers of two differe...

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    6. Editors note: This week Radio 4 begins The Foreign Bodies series on Radio 4 and the dramatisation of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo's 10-book series featuring detective Martin Beck and his colleagues in the National Police Homicide Department in Stockholm starts on Saturday 27th October 2012. Here p...

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    7. Editor's note: Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This starts this week on Radio 4 in which the Fosters nominated comedian brings us an explanation of human development via stand up, sketch and song. In the first programme Andrew looked at what makes up the human diet and by way of fair-tra...

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    8. Editor's note: This new dramatisation of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is part of The Gothic Imagination season on Radio 4. Here, the Producer Marc Beeby talks about the making of the programme. You can hear Frankenstein at 3pm on Sunday 28 October on Radio 4 and for 7 days after broadcast on the...

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    9. Editors note: You can hear The Public Philosopher on Radio 4 at 9am on 23 and 30 Oct and 6 Nov 2012. Here, Mukul Devichand who worked on the programme with Professor Sandel talks about the issues raised in the first programme. PMcD If you think Texans attitude towards illegal imm...

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    10. The launch of a long-gestated series always brings a combination of exhilaration and apprehension. And in the case of Foreign Bodies (Radio 4, weekdays, 1.45pm, until November 2nd) - the 15-part series investigating famous European fictional detectives, on which producer Robyn Read and I have be...

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