4 posts about Language on this blog
Monday 29 April 2013, 14:59
Ian McMillan explains how the story of his parents romance during World War II inspired his afternoon drama written using an unusual rhyming technique.
Monday 21 February 2011, 18:41
I've just met five ladies from Florence, and things may never be quite the same again. They've lit up the Italian language, and after many false starts, if one day I learn to speak it, it will all be down to them.
These women, on a day trip to Rome, have flicked a switch in my mind that students and...
Sunday 18 April 2010, 21:25
Whenever the BBC surveys its audience to find out what it least likes - bad language is usually at, or near, the top of the list. Even those who enjoy using occasional expletives in company don't seem to want to hear them on the radio, and certainly not when children are around.
So why did the Radio 4...
Thursday 10 September 2009, 09:23
Editor's note - Simon Elmes is Radio 4's Creative Director, producer of some of the network's most important arts programming and author of a history of Radio 4. He's recorded 18 definitions from Dr Johnson's great 1755 dictionary for broadcast between programmes between 5 and 18 September - from 'art...
Behind the scenes at Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra from producers, presenters and programme makers.
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