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  1. The Silver Sword comes to Radio 4 Extra

    Friday 29 April 2011, 23:10

    Jane Serraillier Jane Serraillier

    The first time I saw my father's book The Silver Sword being transferred to another medium was in 1957. I was 7, and Dad took me and my older sister Helen up to Shepherd's Bush, where a black-and...

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  2. Celebrating the lives of great entertainers: Radio 4 Extra's May anniversaries

    Thursday 28 April 2011, 15:50

    Mary Kalemkerian Mary Kalemkerian

    With Union Jack flags fluttering the length of Regent Street, London, you can certainly tell that there's some sort of celebration in the air.

    At Radio 4 Extra, we aren't planning to broadcast any weddings, royal or otherwise, but as an archive network on which comedy is a high proportion of our...

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  3. Radio 4 Extra: Responding to your feedback

    Sunday 24 April 2011, 12:00

    Mary Kalemkerian Mary Kalemkerian

    Hello again,

    I've been reading your comments and feedback on the blog and elsewhere and wanted to respond to some of the points that people have made. I commented last week on the blog and Streetlight2 has identified some of the other things many of you are asking about so I've based my answers...

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  4. Let's Get Quizzical - Brains, Pickles and Slips

    Wednesday 6 April 2011, 19:08

    Nick St George Nick St George Producer, Radio 4 Extra

In Part 1 of 'Quizzical' Russell referred to mild-mannered Wilfred Pickles as a herbivore, while the more irascible Gilbert Harding was described as a carnivore. And it is perhaps difficult to envisage Harding getting the best out of the good people of Ramsbottom. But with the more media-savvy...

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  • Let's Get Quizzical - a history of the radio panel game

    Saturday 2 April 2011, 13:36

    Nick St George Nick St George Producer, Radio 4 Extra

    Some radio programmes seem to appear on air fully-formed, almost overnight - others have a somewhat longer gestation period. Let's Get Quizzical - Russell Davies's two-part history of the radio panel game and quiz show - falls most definitely into the latter camp.

    If you've come to 4 Extra from Radio...

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  • Welcome to Radio 4 Extra

    Friday 1 April 2011, 18:02

    Mary Kalemkerian Mary Kalemkerian

    After we bid a fond farewell to BBC Radio 7 after over 8 years on-air - what a delight to be able instead to welcome you to the world of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

    Whether you're a newbie or one of our loyal band of followers - I can promise you plenty to enjoy in our new schedule, which kicks off tomorrow at...

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  • Ambridge Extra on BBC Radio 4 Extra

    Wednesday 16 March 2011, 18:16

    Keri Davies Keri Davies Web Producer, The Archers

    Editor's note: it's a new Archers drama. It's going to be on Radio 4 Extra twice a week and you'll be able to download it as a free podcast. More information from scriptwriter Keri Davies on The Archers blog - SB.

    People who follow me on Twitter will be aware that I've been very busy recently but I haven...

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  • New digital programmes - and a new name for Radio 7

    Tuesday 1 March 2011, 13:38

    Tim Davie Tim Davie Director of Audio & Music

    Today we announced a series of new programmes which will be appearing on our digital radio stations. Also, we confirmed that we are changing the name of BBC Radio 7 to BBC Radio 4 Extra in April. You can find all the details in the press release.

    Some people have questioned why we are altering a much...

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  • CPLH and widening Radio 4's appeal - BBC Trustee David Liddiment on service licences

    Friday 11 February 2011, 17:14

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Editor's note: this week's Feedback focused on the English language, on Royal visits to Ambridge an on the conclusion of the BBC Trust's review of Radio 4 - SB.

    There are many incidental pleasures to be derived from the latest BBC Trust Review, a copy of which is now available on its website.

    For example...

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  • The BBC Trust's review of service licences for Radio 4 and Radio 7

    Tuesday 8 February 2011, 15:14

    Gwyneth Williams Gwyneth Williams

    The BBC Trust's service licence review was hugely positive for Radio 4 and Radio 7. I have seen some of the listeners' responses on Radio 4 to the Trust. We are widely considered a 'national treasure' and the appreciation for what we do is humbling. The Trust's reseach received a record number of responses...

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