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20 posts about Politics on this blog

  1. In Our Time: The Corn Laws

    Friday 25 October 2013, 12:37

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Melvyn Bragg discusses this week's programme on The Corn Laws, as well as events from his week.

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  2. Feedback: Discussing Reflections with Lord Peter Hennessy

    Friday 19 July 2013, 16:42

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Peter Hennessy discusses the art of the political interview with Feedback's Roger Bolton.  His new series 'Reflections' on Radio 4 sees Hennessy discussing public and personal life with some of the most high-profile politicians of the second half of the twentieth century.

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  3. Cambridge Spies

    Wednesday 22 May 2013, 18:03

    Martin Dempsey Martin Dempsey

    A season of prgrammes relating to The Cambridge Spies. A mix of comedy, dramas and features which relive the espionage scandal that rocked the nation.

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  4. The BBC's coverage of the death of Margaret Thatcher

    Friday 12 April 2013, 16:37

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

     The Head of the BBC Newsroom, Mary Hockaday, talks about the BBC's coverage of Margaret Thatcher's death.

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  5. The Thinking Allowed newsletter: We're all Labour here

    Thursday 14 July 2011, 17:30

    Laurie Taylor Laurie Taylor

    Editor's note: This episode of Thinking Allowed is available to download or listen to online on the Thinking Allowed podcast page. More listening options at the end of the post - PM.

    Even though my dad had to undergo 'instruction' by a priest before he was allowed to marry my Catholic mother in...

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  6. 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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  7. Charm offensive? Nick Clegg on Desert Island Discs

    Friday 29 October 2010, 14:55

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    In Feedback this week we discussed the deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg but listeners weren't concerned about what he said on Desert island Discs about his inability to give up smoking, or where he took his girlfriends in the days before he met his wife.

    No, our correspondents were concerned about whether...

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  8. Analysis at forty

    Monday 25 October 2010, 15:12

    Hugh Chignell Hugh Chignell

    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...

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  9. The end of the affair

    Monday 11 October 2010, 09:42

    Gwyneth Williams Gwyneth Williams

    Editor's note: Radio 4's new Controller has been in the job for three weeks. Her second blog post concerns the party conferences, poetry and anagrams - SB.

    The End of the Affair - I mean the party conference season. The Today Programme's set of leader interviews was unmissable. Ingredients: take four...

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  10. The Woman's Hour balloon debate

    Wednesday 16 June 2010, 10:30

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    balloon 600

    This morning's Woman's Hour balloon debate was a huge hit with the studio audience and I've just closed a very busy parallel live chat on the same theme. Click 'replay' to see all the comments we published. Some were typed directly into the chat and others sent via Twitter...

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  11. Overkill? Roger Bolton on Radio 4's election coverage

    Friday 14 May 2010, 14:25

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

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    Editor's note. This week's item from Radio 4's Feedback programme concerns the network's extensive coverage of the post-election drama in Westminster, 'busting' the schedule and coverage of the Liberal Democrats. Did Radio 4 get it right? Tell us what you think in a comment below - SB

    "Deceitful weasels...

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  12. The making of Radio 4's election night highlights

    Friday 7 May 2010, 21:09

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

    election count

    Editor's note: listen to the 15-minute montage of Radio 4's election night coverage below - it's a real rollercoaster - and it was delivered minutes after the programme went off-air. I asked Hugh Levinson, who made the montage with colleague Tom Brignell, to tell us how they did it - SB.

    Our mission:...

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  13. Election day looms

    Wednesday 5 May 2010, 21:13

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Sofas

    Radio 4's election - like yours - is almost over. The BBC's election rules state that, from 0600 tomorrow, all discussion of the parties and their campaigns must stop until the polls close. On the blogs and messageboards this means we'll be asking people to stop leaving comments of a political nature...

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  14. Electionwatch: testing the politicians' numbers

    Friday 30 April 2010, 19:02

    Richard Knight Richard Knight

    Numbers

    We're nearly there - less than a week to go - but the More or Less election team still needs your help.

    Our job is to explain the numbers being thrown around by all candidates during the campaign. Our presenter (and the FT's Undercover Economist) Tim Harford is broadcasting our analysis on PM and Today...

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  15. The leaders' debates on radio

    Sunday 25 April 2010, 21:25

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Nixon Kennedy TV debate

    I hope you are not disappointed by this week's blog!

    I would have liked to avoid commenting on the election coverage since many Feedback correspondents are threatening to leave the country if Radio 4 keeps on clearing its schedules for the prime ministerial debates which are being transmitted at the same...

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  16. Radio 4's election bunker

    Monday 5 April 2010, 11:00

    Rupert Allman Rupert Allman

    bunker

    Imagine if you will a swan. Now think of the legs pumping away under the surface. Welcome back stage to BBC Radio's Election Night Special.

    We know the nation has never been less in love with those who represent us, so the looming General Election promises to be both brutal and dramatic.

    And what you see...

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  17. David Cameron on Woman's Hour

    Thursday 18 February 2010, 17:44

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    David Cameron in a BH lift

    Leader of the opposition David Cameron came into Broadcasting House this morning to talk to Jenni Murray. I headed over to meet him as he entered the building and got a few photographs of the big event. The other pictures are on Flickr and you can listen to the interview - the second of the programme...

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  18. Beyond Westminster: visiting Gladstone

    Saturday 26 December 2009, 08:00

    Paul Vickers Paul Vickers

    Hawarden, the Gladstone family home

    Editor's note - Paul Vickers wrestled with his Sat Nav for a trip to the Welsh borders and the ancestral home of William Ewart Gladstone to mark Gladstone's bicentenary for Beyond Westminster. He recorded this short account of his visit specially for the blog - SB.

    Paul Vickers is a Producer on Beyond...

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  19. An interesting week for Radio 4 in the media

    Friday 9 October 2009, 16:03

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Evan Davis and Jim Naughtie on Today

    The Today Programme is always in the news. The Telegraph runs with the Voice of the Listener and Viewer's gong for Today (and Radio 4 in general). In the same paper Tim Walker wonders why Today didn't send Naughtie or Humphrys to the Tory conference in Manchester.

    The Times (and everybody else) carries...

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  20. Afghanistan: Is It Mission Impossible?

    Wednesday 7 October 2009, 20:01

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Afghanistan debate

    Eric Joyce MP.

    Afghanistan debate

    Brigadier Buster Howes, Head of overseas operations, MOD.

    Afghan debate

    Francesc Vendrell, former EU Special Representative to Afghanistan and Lindsey German, Stop the War Coalition.

    Afghanistan debate

    Eddie Mair, presenter

    Afghanistan debate

    Eddie Mair, presenter

    To warm you up for tonight's debate about the war in Afghanistan, chaired by Eddie...

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