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  1. The People's Passion: Sasha Johnson Manning

    Thursday 5 April 2012, 11:00

    Paula McDonnell Paula McDonnell

    Editor's note: Sasha Johnson Manning composed The People's Passion Easter Anthem for BBC Radio 4. Here, she talks about the inspiration behind the project. You can hear

    The People's Passion: Afternoon Dramas, Mon 2 April - Fri 6 April, 2.15pm (15mins); The People's Passion: Cathedral Conversations...

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  2. The Public Philosopher: "Committing acts of public philosophy"

    Monday 2 April 2012, 10:18

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

    Editors note: Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel visits the London School of Economics for a series of public discussions in which he deconstructs contemporary ethical dilemmas. Hugh Levinson talks about working with The Public Philosopher. You can hear the programme on Radio 4 at 9am on...

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  3. The Listening Project and the Art of Editing

    Sunday 1 April 2012, 16:00

    Pauline McAdam Pauline McAdam

    (Editor's note: The Listening Project is a new partnership between BBC Radio and the British Library, aiming to capture (and archive) the nation in conversation. BBC radio producers from across the country have been gathering conversations and editing them down for broadcast on Radio 4 and BBC local...

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  4. The British Library and the Listening Project

    Saturday 31 March 2012, 17:24

    Jonathan Robinson Jonathan Robinson

    (Editor's note: This week sees the launch of a new partnership between the BBC and the British Library. The Listening Project asks people up and down the country to share an intimate conversation with a close friend or relative. Here, British Library curator Jonathan Robinson talks about the Library...

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  5. In Our Time: The Measurement of Time

    Friday 30 March 2012, 17:08

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    Editor's note: In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed The Measurement of Time. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - EMcN.

    Hello

    I'm dictating this quite late at night after a heavy day in the sun in London. I have seen people stripped...

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  6. Feedback: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

    Friday 30 March 2012, 10:04

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    When I was a schoolboy I used to think that the world was divided into those who loved the Goons and those who were baffled by their alleged humour. Indeed I first began to worry about Prince Charles when I watched him go into hysterics in the presence of Spike Milligan...

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  7. The Listening Project: Six Degrees of Conversation

    Wednesday 28 March 2012, 19:24

    Tony Phillips Tony Phillips Commissioning Editor, Arts, Radio 4

    (Editor's note: Friday 30 March sees the launch of The Listening Project, an ambitious new partnership between BBC Radio 4, BBC local and national radio stations, and the British Library. We are asking people up and down the country to share an intimate conversation with a close friend or relative...

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  8. Feedback: The Budget

    Friday 23 March 2012, 14:20

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    This week on Feedback we've been looking at coverage of the Budget and, in particular, the phenomenon of so called "pre news" i.e. speculation, informed or otherwise.

    In the view of veteran commentators like Moneybox's Paul Lewis this year's leaks have been unprecedented...

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  9. In Our Time newsletter: Moses Mendelssohn

    Friday 23 March 2012, 09:30

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

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

    Hello

    I think that the reason I enjoyed this programme so much was that it brought into clear focus the splicing...

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  10. The People's Passion: Cathedrals: Who comes here? Why do they come?

    Wednesday 21 March 2012, 15:05

    Eloise McNaulty Eloise McNaulty is a digital content producer in BBC Archives @eloisemcnaulty

    Editors note: The writer Nick Warburton talks about his inspirations for The People's Passion dramas, where stories of the Passion and the present collide, in the lives of people passing through one fictional cathedral. EMcN

    When we were first discussing The People...

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  11. Feedback: The Art Of The Interview

    Friday 16 March 2012, 15:21

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    I sometimes think I am a poacher turned gamekeeper turned poacher.

    As a producer and then as presenter of programmes like Sunday on Radio 4, I plotted and conducted interviews designed to expose what I thought were flaws in the interviewee's position.

    Now, on Feedback, I critically examine such interviews...

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  12. The Art of Monarchy - Psaultier de David

    Thursday 15 March 2012, 15:46

    Elizabeth Clark Elizabeth Clark

    Editor's note: To coincide with the Art of Monarchy, the Radio 4 blog is running a series of posts by the Royal Collection's curators on different aspects of the collection. In this post Elizabeth Clark considers an inscription by Queen Elizabeth I - PM.

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  13. Afternoon Drama: Waiting For The Boatman

    Thursday 15 March 2012, 12:45

    Paul Murphy Paul Murphy Senior Producer, A&Mi

    Editor's Note: Stephen Wakelam is the writer of the play Waiting For The Boatman. The programme is broadcast on Friday 16 March on BBC Radio 4 as the Afternoon Drama. PM

    It was the director, Sasha Yevtushenko, who suggested to me - maybe three years ago - the idea for a play about the painter Caravaggio...

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  14. Are you singing The People's Passion?

    Thursday 8 March 2012, 15:29

    Eloise McNaulty Eloise McNaulty is a digital content producer in BBC Archives @eloisemcnaulty

    "This is water and life. This is grace in his heart."

    Editor's note: Jonquil Panting, Producer of The People's Passion for BBC Radio Drama, tells us how you can join in during Easter Week.

    The clip...

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  15. Nominate your New Elizabethans

    Monday 5 March 2012, 09:17

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

    My head is buzzing with names. Since we started the search for sixty New Elizabethans I've been bombarded, by email and in conversation, with suggestions for the people who've made most difference to this country in the last six decades. I'm glad to say that they are as weird and wonderful mix as we...

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  16. Saturday Live

    Wednesday 29 February 2012, 17:29

    Gwyneth Williams Gwyneth Williams

    Saturdays feel different on Radio 4 and that mood is caught by Saturday Live.

    Whether it is the Inheritance Tracks or the poem or that interview, there is always something that makes me look up from my morning coffee and stop reading the FT magazine. So much so that I began to feel the programme...

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  17. RAJAR listening figures for Q3 2011: "In an average week 10.83m adults listen to Radio 4..."

    Thursday 2 February 2012, 10:00

    Gwyneth Williams Gwyneth Williams

    I have been waiting for my usual Rajar Day telephone call - this time it is long distance as I am on holiday.

     

    It is rather good news so congratulations to everyone who has contributed to our programmes. Chris Hutchings is our new audience guru here on Radio 4 so I thought I would pass you onto...

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  18. Play of the Week Podcast: Ethan Frome

    Friday 20 January 2012, 20:00

    Paul Murphy Paul Murphy Senior Producer, A&Mi

    Ed's note: There's a new Play of the Week podcast every Friday to download and play at your leisure. This week it's Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome. On the Radio 4 blog the play's producer Sally Avens discusses the adaptation and The Jinx Element, Stephen Wakelam's play (on this Saturday) telling the story...

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  19. Women and homelessness: Radio 4 St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal

    Wednesday 21 December 2011, 11:06

    Anna McNamee Anna McNamee

    The morning after I had visited The Connection at St Martins, I woke up at 5 am and wasn't able to fall back asleep. It was dark and cold - the timer on the central heating not yet having kicked in - and outside icy raindrops were pinging off the bedroom window. I pulled the duvet up to my chin and...

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  20. Radio 4 Christmas Appeal - our photographers around the UK

    Friday 9 December 2011, 12:30

    Sally Flatman Sally Flatman

    I had this slightly mad idea. I knew our slideshow A Step Away from Homelessness made for the Radio 4 St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal would be showing on BBC Big Screens all round the UK. The slide show is about life on the streets, how you become invisible and how it's often difficult to be...

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