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  1. Feedback: Woman's Hour / Men's Hour

    Thursday 30 August 2012, 15:35

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Editor's note: This week Feedback looked at the Bank Holiday Edition of Woman's Hour which broadcast simultaneously with Five Live's Men's Hour. You can hear the programme again here. PMcD.

    I was extremely nervous doing Feedback this week, not something I usually feel. The reason? I had to conduct...

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  2. Radio 4 Drama: Jack's Return Home

    Tuesday 28 August 2012, 10:00

    Nick Perry Nick Perry

    Editors note: You can hear Jack's Return Home on Radio 4 on Tuesday 28 August 2012, 23:00. Here, Nick Perry writes about the dramatisation of the 1970s crime novel by Ted Lewis that became the film Get Carter. PMcD

    You've probably seen Michael Caine in Get Carter but it's less likely that you...

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  3. Feedback: The New Elizabethans

    Friday 24 August 2012, 10:08

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    This week, to mark the return of Feedback, I am going to discuss one of the programme's most closely guarded and expensive secrets. Who writes the script? Is it the overpaid presenter, ie me, or the underpaid and overworked producer (who is standing over my shoulder as I write this)?

    The reason for...

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  4. The New Elizabethans: Goldie

    Thursday 23 August 2012, 16:16

    Pete Tong Pete Tong

    Editor's note: Nominations for The New Elizabethans were sent in by Radio 4 listeners and then a panel of experts decided on the final list. Radio 4 broadcast profiles of the New Elizabethans daily (Mon-Fri) at 12.45pm. Here, Pete Tong gives a personal view of the contribution he believes Goldie has...

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  5. Inside The Ethics Committee: Ventilation in Children

    Wednesday 8 August 2012, 18:17

    Pam Rutherford Pam Rutherford

    Editor's note: Inside The Ethics Committee returns this week with the subject of Chidren in Intensive Care. You can listen again to the programme or download the series for free. PM

    What happens when children born with life-limiting, degenerative illnesses become so ill they need lifesaving treatment...

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  6. Bookclub: Michael Ondaatje

    Friday 3 August 2012, 17:00

    Jim Naughtie Jim Naughtie Jim Naughtie presents Bookclub on BBC Radio 4

    Editor's note: Radio 4's Bookclub is on at 4pm this Sunday 5th August and is repeated on Thursday 9th August at 3.30pm. You can also listen online after broadcast or download the podcast - AI

    The point about The English Patient is that the patient isn't English. He is a Hungarian count, but his...

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  7. RAJAR: BBC stations stand out in strong quarter for digital radio

    Thursday 2 August 2012, 14:41

    Gwyneth Williams Gwyneth Williams

    Rajar day - and another good quarter for Radio 4 and a particularly good one for Radio 4 Extra. Thanks to all programme makers for their work and do keep listening. Now let me hand over to Chris, the Radio 4 audience guru, for some details...

    Chris Hutchings writes:

    "The latest RAJAR numbers...

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  8. Inside The Ethics Committee: Preventing Pregnancy in Homeless Women

    Friday 27 July 2012, 10:58

    Beth Eastwood Beth Eastwood

    Editor's note: Inside The Ethics Committee this week covers the subject of Preventing Pregnancy in Homeless Women. You can listen again to the programme or download the series for free. PM

    Homeless women who are addicted to drugs often turn to sex work for money. Some become pregnant, often many times...

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  9. The Now Show 2012 - Live!

    Thursday 26 July 2012, 17:10

    Frankie Ward Frankie Ward Interactive Producer

    You may be aware that a small event is launching on Friday night. It's taken years of planning, millions of pounds and handfuls of hair (torn out of the heads of distressed committees and politcians) and now it's here. London 2012, the jewel in the crown of, well, the year 2012.

    From Monday July...

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  10. Inside The Ethics Committee: Too Old to Donate?

    Wednesday 25 July 2012, 17:12

    Greg Smith Greg Smith

    Editor's note: Joan Bakewell presents Inside The Ethics Committee and writes here about the second programme in the current series - GS.

    Joan Bakewell writes:

    This is a story close to my heart...and other organs.

    I've carried a donor card for years now, in readiness for that fatal car accident...

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  11. Opening Lines

    Friday 20 July 2012, 17:35

    Gemma Jenkins Gemma Jenkins

    Opening Lines, the series which gives first-time and emerging short story writers their radio debut, returns to BBC Radio 4 on Friday 20th July.

    The stories are sourced directly from the unsolicited submissions our team receives each year and we were thrilled by the response to this year's call...

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  12. In Business: A Cyclist's View of the Euro

    Thursday 19 July 2012, 15:14

    Peter Day Peter Day

    Years ago, in a previous millennium, I made a programme called The Cyclist's Guide to the Euro.

    It was curious... so curious that I still cannot understand how we managed to convince Radio 4 to commission it.

    The idea was a simple one: take a bicyclists' look at the great Euro project. Cycling...

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  13. Inside The Ethics Committee with Joan Bakewell

    Thursday 19 July 2012, 08:00

    Beth Eastwood Beth Eastwood

    Editor's note: Inside The Ethics Committee returns this week with the subject of Restraining Patients In Intensive Care. You can listen again to the programme or download the series for free. PM

    Hospital is where we go to get well and we expect to give informed consent for our treatment. But what...

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  14. When I'm 65 on You and Yours

    Tuesday 17 July 2012, 16:18

    Ben Toone Ben Toone Assistant Content Producer

    Editor's note: As part of the new BBC season, When I'm 65, Radio 4's You and Yours has been focussing on covering some of the issues around ageing in the UK today. Here, Ben Toone from the show picks out some highlights. PM

    The season certainly opened my eyes to the issues affecting older people...

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  15. Niall Ferguson: Reith Lecture pt.4 - Civil and Uncivil Societies

    Tuesday 10 July 2012, 09:36

    Richard Fenton-Smith Richard Fenton-Smith

    Editor's note: In the Reith Lecture this week, Niall Ferguson talked about Civil and Uncivil Societies . The programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PMcD

    ""Over the past 50 years governments have encroached too far on the realm of civil society," says Niall Ferguson in...

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  16. In Our Time: Scepticism

    Friday 6 July 2012, 15:49

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Scepticism. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - AI

    Hello

    I am sitting in St James's Park, overlooking the pond, after lunch with a pal. Before that there was a stroll in...

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  17. When I'm 65: BBC's Ageing Season

    Thursday 5 July 2012, 10:40

    Ben Toone Ben Toone Assistant Content Producer

    If you're over 65, is it how you imagined? If you're under 65, how much do you think about being old?

    Day to day I don't, but since working on the You and Yours Ageing Season called 'When I'm 65' I have realised that I'm actually rather apprehensive about being elderly. And my worst fears? Perhaps...

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  18. Niall Ferguson: Reith Lecture pt.3 - The Landscape of the Law

    Tuesday 3 July 2012, 10:03

    Richard Fenton-Smith Richard Fenton-Smith

    Editor's note: In the Reith Lecture this week, Niall Ferguson talked about The Landscape of the Law. The programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PMcD

    "Some score members of the... bar... are mistily engaged in one of ten thousand stages of an endless cause, tripping one...

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  19. In Our Time: Al-Kindi

    Thursday 28 June 2012, 18:00

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed the Arab philosopher Al-Kindi. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PMcD

    Hello

    The range of al-Kindi was almost limitless, it seems. After the programme I was reminded by...

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  20. Niall Ferguson: Reith Lecture pt.2 - The Dawinian Economy

    Tuesday 26 June 2012, 09:30

    Richard Fenton-Smith Richard Fenton-Smith

    Editor's note: In the Reith Lecture this week, Niall Ferguson talked about The Darwinian Economy. The programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PMcD

    There will always be greedy people around banks," says Niall Ferguson "after all they are where the money is - or should be...

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