8 posts about Current Affairs on this blog
Monday 3 February 2014, 16:03
Elena Kudimova, sister of the murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya writes about the 15 Minute Drama series inspired by her tireless pursuit of the truth.
Friday 19 April 2013, 16:20
The BBC’s medical correspondent Fergus Walsh discusses how medical stories are reported, including the MMR vaccine reportage.
Wednesday 6 July 2011, 16:40
Editor's update: There are some great pictures and a summary of the discussions from the first programme in this series of Leader Conference on the website - PM.
Tonight Andrew Rawnsley chairs the first of four live studio debates called Leader Conference. The programmes will follow the format...
Monday 25 October 2010, 15:12
The BBC is famously good at marking anniversaries. Wars, coronations, Darwin's birth, 'Dad's Army.' So it is right that the fortieth anniversary of Radio Four's Analysis, which takes place this year, should be marked in some way. It was at 21:15 on Friday 10 April 1970 that the voice of the urbane...
Friday 11 June 2010, 18:38
Editor's note: the five day sprint from idea to completed drama is over and tomorrow afternoon you'll be able to hear the results of the 'From Fact to Fiction' team's labours - a topical play inspired by the news. Today Matilda James finishes the story - SB
So our third actor did say yes - and we were...
Wednesday 9 June 2010, 19:05
Following our initial meeting on Monday, writer Gurpreet Bhatti delivered a first draft this morning. It's amazing what the From Fact to Fiction writers do in the time we give them. Gurpreet's already found her characters and the shape of the play.
She's stayed with her original choice of news story as...
Wednesday 9 June 2010, 10:00
Editor's note: From Fact to Fiction is Radio 4's topical drama series. Each play is written, recorded and broadcast in a week, in response to the news. Producer Abigail le Fleming takes us through the process, starting on Monday morning. We'll publish further snapshots from the process between now and...
Sunday 28 June 2009, 21:07
We've thrown things up in the air in recent days in a bid to respond to two big stories - MPs' expenses and the disputed Iranian election.
Last Thursday evening John Simpson did 'The Report' - our new Current Affairs strand. He spoke about what it was like reporting from Iran this month before he was...
Behind the scenes at Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra from producers, presenters and programme makers.
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