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    Blog posts by year and month October 2012

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    1. My name is Shaun Keaveny, I am a music broadcaster, and a long-term sufferer of a sometimes debilitating condition. It is devastatingly virulent, indiscriminate, and can strike the patient down at any time, anywhere. It is the Earworm. An earworm is a parasitic little fragment of music that b...

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    2. Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Caxton and the Printing Press. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - AI Hello The Caxton programme comes at a curiously appropriate time for me. I'm on the Co...

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    3. It was bliss being a young BBC political producer in the 1970s. The country wasn't having such a good time, what with strikes, the three day week, bombs going off, the oil price shock, and the cold war still going on. The political parties were also split, spin doctors were in their infanc...

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    4. Editor's Note: Ged Parsons is a writer for shows such as Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums, Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask, Mock The Week, Strictly Come Dancing, The Two Ronnies Sketchbook, and Have I Got News For You. Here, he writes about getting into comedy via open-door policy shows such as...

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    5. Editor's note: Desert Island Discs has just released over 200 programme fragments which have been painstakingly restored from different sources including the British Library. Here, Alison Hughes, producer of Desert Island Discs talks about the latest archive project. PM Christmas has come ...

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    6. Editor's Note: Bloody Poetry is part of The Gothic Imagination series on Radio 4 which includes new drama adaptations of Dracula and Frankenstein. You can hear Bloody Poetry on Saturday 20 October at 2.30pm and for seven days on the Radio Player. PM Getting the opportunity to direc...

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    7. Editor's note: You can hear Comedy Controller: Alexei Sayle on Radio 4 Extra on Saturday 20 October at 9am and 7pm and for seven days after transmission on the iPlayer. PM One of the great moments when Alexei Sayle interviews Lenny Henry on Radio 4's Chain Reaction is when Lenny tells him how...

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    8. "Feedback - The programme in which BBC managers explain why they are always right about everything". I saw that amusing and rather pointed remark on an email the other day. It does have an element of truth, though it is rather too sweeping. One could also say, again with an element of truth,...

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    9. Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Hannibal. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - AI Hello Of the first half dozen people I met in the House of Lords this afternoon, three of them said "there w...

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    10. Editor's note: This week Radio 4 begins The Gothic Imagination series on Radio 4 with a dramatisation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. You can hear the programme on Sunday 14 October at 3pm. The novel was adapted for Radio 4 by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, an award winning writer for stage, screen and radio, he...

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