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  1. Tales of the Unexpected - Lives in a Landscape 5 years on

    Friday 27 November 2009, 09:19

    Alan Dein Alan Dein

    Alan Dein on Canna

    Editors note: Alan Dein is a historian and he makes extraordinary radio features, many of which are on my list of favourites of all time. I asked him to write a piece introducing series five of Lives in a Landscape which is on-air now - SB.

    "You canna see Canna, it's hidden beyond Rum", explained the...

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  2. Live blogging Jon Ronson's radio features workshop

    Thursday 29 October 2009, 14:07

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    15:27. Closing the discussion, Jon and Laura play us moving clips from a feature about a woman misled for years by her husband who pretended to be a deep cover CIA operative until he was revealed to be a bigamist.

    15:07. Jon hates the kind of 'authoritarian' reporting that characterises mainstream media...

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  3. Female Sexual Abuse - Breaking the Silence

    Monday 5 October 2009, 14:27

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    Vanessa George and Angela Allen mugshots

    We've made a late change to the schedule tonight at 2000 to put in a programme; Female Sexual Abuse - Breaking the Silence - presented by Penny Marshall. The programme - about women who sexually abuse children - talks to those who have been abused and includes accounts from those who have been abusers...

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  4. Stephen Fry's In the Beginning was the Nerd

    Tuesday 29 September 2009, 10:00

    Nick Baker Nick Baker

    Nerds

    The Western world, with a few notable exceptions, poured billions of dollars into electronic pesticides to defeat the Y2K bug. Only to find that for the most part it could have been defeated by turning the systems off then on again. Shades of the hit C4 comedy The IT Crowd. In reality it's the solution...

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  5. A history of private life

    Thursday 24 September 2009, 18:04

    Elizabeth Burke Elizabeth Burke

    Home Sweet Home

    I first met Amanda Vickery ten years ago - her book, 'The Gentleman's Daughter' had just been published, and she gave an interview to our local paper. Something about the interview made me think she would be good on the radio - her liveliness and her sense of fun came across, even in a print interview...

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  6. Inside the Bermuda Triangle: the Mysteries Solved

    Thursday 17 September 2009, 17:39

    Adam Fowler Adam Fowler

    Bermuda Triangle ocean

    The idea behind the series was to find primary sources and to uncover original documents which might give some clues as to why the Bermuda Triangle myth caught on in the first place, and why it has endured for so long - and of course to get a sense of whether there is any truth in it. So it took a long...

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  7. The Living World encounters the Great Bustard

    Saturday 29 August 2009, 10:01

    Julian Hector Julian Hector

    Fergus the Great Bustard

    At five years old Fergus is beginning to feel like a male, he spent the previous years looking like his mother, distinctly female. He's as tall as a man's waist and testosterone has deepened his voice and developed his brain in a way to give him a greater repertoire of noises. When sexually aroused he...

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  8. When Harry met Sally at 20

    Friday 28 August 2009, 19:02

    Sarah Churchwell Sarah Churchwell

    When Harry met Sally

    Editor's note - Sarah Churchwell is writer and presenter of yesterday's When Harry met Sally at 20. I asked her to tell us more about her subject - SB.

    The only difficult thing about writing a script - or indeed a blog post - about When Harry Met Sally and its place in the genealogy of American romantic...

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  9. Dramatising the Lockerbie trial

    Friday 28 August 2009, 12:06

    Jeremy Howe Jeremy Howe Commissioning Editor

    FhimahMegrahi.jpg

    Steve (editor of the Radio 4 blog) asked me if we had any interesting material about the genesis of the Lockerbie on Trial programme that I co-produced with Margaret Renn back in 2001: court transcripts, etc. that he could use on this blog. I thought my offer of sending him the nearly 10,000 pages I...

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  10. Read the manual? Never!

    Friday 21 August 2009, 11:54

    Rory Cellan-Jones Rory Cellan-Jones is BBC technology correspondent

    Pram instructions

    Ever been on an online discussion forum to inquire about some technical problem you're trying to sort out? Then it's quite likely that after a while you will have received a terse message from some smart-alec, which will end with the acronym RTM, followed by a number of exclamations marks. That apparently...

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