10 posts about London on this blog
Thursday 22 July 2010, 14:34
If only we could hear voices from the past: the other couples whispering in our bedroom, the other children shouting up the stairs. As a radio producer I often think about what the past sounded like. That's why I was excited when I realised there is a way of hearing those voices: the records of criminal...
Friday 16 July 2010, 14:55
If Dr Johnson was right in saying that "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life", then a lot of Feedback listeners are pretty exhausted. The cause is the two week London Season which has just finished on Radio 4. Let me give you a flavour of the reaction of some out of London listeners.
Thursday 15 July 2010, 16:45
The job of the historian is to make the long dead speak again - we take dusty, unpromising documents and breathe life back into the faded hand-writing. It can be a magical craft, akin to necromancy - trying to communicate with the spirits of the dead. Scribbled love letters, desperate diaries, accounts...
Monday 12 July 2010, 17:14
Editor's note: Tony Travers is Director of LSE London, a research centre at the London School of Economics and a contributor to Radio 4's London: Another Country. Here, he responds to this morning's #GreatestCity debate with a short essay about London's status as a 'world city' - SB
London can be a difficult...
Monday 12 July 2010, 09:30
The #GreatestCity debate took place this morning at 0900 and hundreds of you joined in here on the blog, on Twitter and on Facebook. Four World Cities squared up for the big fight. Laurie Taylor chaired, four city lovers made the case for their favourites - London, Mumbai, New York and Istanbul - and...
Sunday 11 July 2010, 12:19
Laurie Taylor wants to know which of these four cities is the planet's greatest: Istanbul, Mumbai, New York or London. The big debate is on Radio 4 tomorrow morning (Monday 12 July) at 0900 but we want your opinion now. Leave a comment here on the blog or tweet using the hashtag #GreatestCity, then ...
Friday 30 October 2009, 19:00
1900 Studio MV5, Maida Vale. All around me is the organised chaos of the studio's 75th anniversary celebration. We're on-air in 10 minutes. Bill Paterson, soprano Jane Manning and composer Anthony Payne are in the studio already.
1910. Listen live to the programme here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes...
Tuesday 27 October 2009, 09:12
Paul Scoins, who works on You & Yours, emailed me: "I wondered if this might be worth flagging up... We've got Tessa Jowell on today to take calls on people's views on the 2012 Olympic legacy."
The programme looks like this:
Friday 18 September 2009, 13:24
One of my delights over the past few years has been following the so-called 'children of the Olympic bid'. If you've missed it let me fill you in.
These are the youngsters who back in 2005 played a key but little known role in snatching the games for London from under the Parisian nose. Aged between twelve...
Wednesday 22 July 2009, 16:56
Editor's note. When Margie Tunbridge wrote to Radio 4 asking for a flag to unfurl on the fourth plinth we leapt at the chance. Here she writes about the experience - SB
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