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  1. Short Cuts: Someone to Watch Over Me

    Wednesday 29 May 2013, 12:38

    Josie Long Josie Long Comedian

    Comedian Josie Long describes a true brief encounter to introduce her series 'Short Cuts' on BBC Radio 4. 'Short Cuts' is a showcase for delightful and adventurous short documentaries.

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  2. Celebrating 'the Irish Chekhov': A Brian Friel Season

    Friday 8 March 2013, 14:30

    Caroline Raphael Caroline Raphael Commissioning Editor, Radio 4 & 4 Extra

    Caroline Raphael, Commissioner Editor, introduces a season of plays, talks and stories to celebrate 'the Irish Chekhov', playwright Brian Friel.

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  3. Don't Log Off: Discovering the real life dramas behind online profiles

    Friday 30 December 2011, 15:34

    Alan Dein Alan Dein

    It was a simple enough brief - I was to lock myself away for one week to talk to people on the internet, to tap into this babble of voices and experiences and explore the global phenomenon of social networking.

    It was a venture which would eventually have me talking to a single parent snowbound...

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  4. Lives in a Landscape: The Devils of Broughton podcast

    Friday 23 December 2011, 12:10

    Laurence Grissell Laurence Grissell

    While Radio 4's documentary series Lives in a Landscape is off air, we're steadily making the archive available for download - and this week we're putting up a seasonal classic - The Devils of Broughton on the Lives in a Landscape podcast page.

    Alan Dein reports on...

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  5. The Bob Graham Round: Music meets the Fells

    Wednesday 14 December 2011, 15:26

    Richard Wigley Richard Wigley General Manager, BBC Philharmonic

    Ed's note: Richard Wigley is the general manager of the BBC Philharmonic in Salford. Like many people he likes nothing better than spending time in the Lake District. But rather than a gentle amble though the hills he prefers a gruelling run. And so he set Italian film composer Maurizio Malagnini the...

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  6. The People's Post: The Penny Black

    Tuesday 13 December 2011, 14:50

    Joby Waldman Joby Waldman Producer

    Editor's note: The People's Post: A History of the Post Office, is on at the moment on Radio 4 at 1.45pm weekdays and continues next week. You can hear the episode on the Penny Black online for the next six days and read Joby's previous post here - PM.

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  7. The People's Post: A History of the Post Office

    Tuesday 6 December 2011, 11:27

    Joby Waldman Joby Waldman Producer

    Ed's note: The People's Post is on weekdays for the next three weeks at 1.45pm on Radio 4. You can catch up online for up to seven days after each episode is broadcast - PM

    About three times a year an envelope comes through my door, addressed in familiar hand-writing.

    It comes from a friend who...

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  8. The Last Jews of Iraq

    Tuesday 29 November 2011, 17:00

    Hannah Marshall Hannah Marshall

    My grandfather was an Iraqi Jew...

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  9. Charles Dickens on the BBC

    Sunday 27 November 2011, 12:01

    Jeremy Mortimer Jeremy Mortimer Producer

    In the run-up to the bicentenary of Dickens's birth in February 2012, BBC Radio and BBC TV will be doing the master-storyteller proud, with new productions of four of the novels, and a whole host of other programming, starting with Penelope Wilton...

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  10. Edward Stourton walks the WWII escape route over the Pyrenees: The Freedom Trail

    Monday 14 November 2011, 11:00

    Edward Stourton Edward Stourton

    "The good escaper", says the 1944 document Tips for Escapers and Evaders, "is the man who keeps himself fit, cheerful and comfortable. He is not a 'he-man' who boasts about his capacity to endure discomfort. He should be a man with sound common sense and above all a man of great determination".

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  11. Len Deighton's Bomber on Radio 4 Extra: Drama in real time

    Thursday 10 November 2011, 16:40

    Jonathan Ruffle Jonathan Ruffle

    Repeating Bomber on Armistice Day of all days is a massive compliment to everyone...

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  12. The Nailympics: Up to Scratch with Kit Hesketh-Harvey

    Thursday 20 October 2011, 17:30

    Kit Hesketh-Harvey Kit Hesketh-Harvey

    Ed's note: You can hear Up to Scratch at 11am on Friday 21 October on Radio 4 and shortly afterwards on the website - PM.

    Look, I'm a bloke. I live in the country. I dig the potatoes for dinner. I fetch coal. I am no stranger to a big end. My fingernails...

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  13. The House I Grew Up In: New series and podcast

    Monday 25 July 2011, 18:13

    Wendy Robbins Wendy Robbins

    If you're not familiar with The House I Grew Up In, it's a series in which I get to visit the childhood homes and neighbourhoods of influential Britons, uncovering the experiences which shaped their lives.

    This year, for example, in the first programme of the new series, Baroness Shirley Williams recalls...

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  14. Interrail Tales

    Thursday 23 June 2011, 11:27

    Lesley McAlpine Lesley McAlpine

    'It had seemed a good idea at the time to go interrailing,' I thought, as the heavily armed Italian soldiers ordered us to put our hands up and lie on the ground.

    Lesley McAlpine and friend Mandy on their interrailing trip

    It was July 1982 and I was on my first trip backpacking around Europe with...

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  15. When Wesley went to Winchester

    Friday 17 June 2011, 18:09

    Wesley Kerr Wesley Kerr

    We wanted to know what difference it makes to someone, suddenly changing school, perhaps shifting class or modifying accent, in going from state school to boarding at a posh school on a free bursary.

    In this case one of the people was your dispassionate reporter. A surprisingly layered assignment...

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  16. A Forensic Look at Infidelity

    Friday 17 June 2011, 11:42

    Maggie Ayre Maggie Ayre

    "If we had a pound for everybody who asks us to break into their partner's Facebook account, we'd be millionaires" says Jo.

    We're sitting in the unassuming offices of a Private Investigator's agency on the top floor of a 1930s semi detached house on the outskirts of Nottingham. This is where Jo and...

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  17. Karl Rove: The Men with the Ear of the President

    Wednesday 1 June 2011, 10:28

    David Stenhouse David Stenhouse

    In London it was 3.14 pm and drizzling a cold wet rain. In Austin Texas it was 10.14am and sizzling with a bone dry heat. A radio line connected KVET Austin and Broadcasting House. An empty line which clicked and rattled.

    Everything was set up for the centrepiece interview of Radio 4's The Men with...

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  18. The Long Walk to insanity

    Saturday 4 December 2010, 10:00

    Hugh Levinson Hugh Levinson edits BBC Radio current affairs programmes, including Crossing Continents and From Our Own Correspondent

    I am staring at a pile of papers on my desk. It's 5 inches high. To anyone passing by, it's just a rather tedious heap of orange and blue folders. But to me, it represents a period in my life when I became utterly obsessed with making a single radio documentary. So obsessed that at one point my boss...

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  19. Five days, fifty eight minutes

    Friday 5 November 2010, 18:25

    Matthew Solon Matthew Solon

    Seismic events. An upheaval in the British political landscape. Radical change in the destiny of parties and political careers. The challenge - to capture the complex, fast-moving, five-day narrative of those events in just 58 minutes.

    There was no shortage of material. Transcripts of the many hours...

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  20. Mark Damazer's four favourite Radio 4 programmes

    Friday 20 August 2010, 14:55

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Mark Damazer, outgoing Controller of BBC Radio 4

    This week sees the last of Feedback until the autumn and probably the last ever appearance on it of Mark Damazer, as Controller of Radio 4 anyway. He is soon off to Oxford to become Head of St Peter's College. Judged by audience numbers he is going out on the crest of a wave. Listening figures for his...

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