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26/07/2017
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    Blog posts by year and month September 2013

    Posts (10)

    1. Writer and editor Robert McCrum examines how the publishing business is changing 'beyond recognition' in new Radio 4 series, Publishing Lives.

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    2. Melvyn Bragg discusses this week's In Our Time on The Mamluks.

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    3. Radio 4 Quiz: Which household item does JP Devlin get touchy about, who abseiled whilst she inhaled and which garden creature will keep you nipped and tucked for years?

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    4. As Radio Times magazine marks ninety years of weekly programme listings, Radio 4 celebrates the contribution it has made to the graphic art of Britain across nine decades.

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    5. The Archers' Lynda Snell may be a formidable figure in Ambridge cultural life, but it appears that her impact has spread to the art world - as revealed by this year's Reith Lecturer, Grayson Perry, at the recording of his first lecture this week.

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    6. Melvyn Bragg discusses this week's edition of In Our Time on Pascal.

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    7. Who doesn’t button up when it comes to her obsession with winter woollies, which three men have been messing about in boats? And which cocktail bar in Liverpool leaves its customers still standing at the end of the night?

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    8. The BBC Audio Drama Awards return for a third year to celebrate the exceptional talent and vibrancy of audio drama, with entries open from today (Tuesday 17 September). The awards pay tribute to the cultural importance of audio drama, on air and online.

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    9. What is a copy of Homer’s Iliad doing in the window of a sex shop in Soho? You find yourself asking some interesting questions when you're making programmes for Radio 4. This one came up on a recording trip with historian Bettany Hughes and assistant producer Georgia Catt for a new series The Id...

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    10. Radio 4 Quiz: What methods have panda specialists used to get captive pandas “in the mood”? Which broadcaster did Baroness Thatcher kick off her shoes and share a bottle of whisky with during a train journey? Who described a video store as a “graveyard of lost dreams”? And whereabouts have NASA ...

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