377 posts about Radio 4 on this blog
Thursday 19 April 2012, 12:07
While the Olympics are inevitably grabbing the headlines, you may have noticed that 2012 is also the UK's Year...
Tuesday 17 April 2012, 12:03
Editor's note: Philip Palmer is the writer of the new Radio 4 drama series, Red and Blue. Red and Blue, a journey into the world of the wargame, is being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 over three consecutive Wednesdays; 11, 18 and 25 April. PMcD.
When I was a lad, we used to play cowboys and Indians down...
Friday 13 April 2012, 14:00
Editor's note: This week Melvyn Bragg refers to the two latest episodes of In Our Time about George Fox and the Quakers and Early Geology. As always the programmes are available to listen to online or to download and keep - PMcD
Sorry I didn't manage a newsletter last week. This is a double...
Friday 15 June 2012, 12:34
How can I express to you what it feels like to be a producer whose live outside broadcast has just broken down? It is the stuff of nightmares.
You feel utterly helpless and sick in the pit of your stomach. You look beseechingly at your engineers, desperate for reassurance that the interruption...
Friday 6 April 2012, 14:10
I hope he won't be embarrassed if we meet in Berkhamsted High St, my local town, but I love Ed Reardon, so I was delighted to meet his co-writer this week, Andrew Nickolds.
We were squeezed into one of those small BBC studios designed for down the line interviews, along with the Commissioning...
Thursday 5 April 2012, 11:00
Monday 2 April 2012, 10:18
Sunday 1 April 2012, 16:00
(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...
Saturday 31 March 2012, 17:24
(Editor's note: This week sees the launch of a new partnership between the BBC and the British Library. ï»¿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...
Friday 30 March 2012, 17:08
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.
I'm dictating this quite late at night after a heavy day in the sun in London. I have seen people stripped...
Friday 30 March 2012, 10:04
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...
Wednesday 28 March 2012, 19:24
Friday 23 March 2012, 14:20
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...
Friday 23 March 2012, 09:30
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.
I think that the reason I enjoyed this programme so much was that it brought into clear focus the splicing...
Wednesday 21 March 2012, 15:05
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...
Friday 16 March 2012, 15:21
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...
Thursday 15 March 2012, 15:46
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.
Thursday 15 March 2012, 12:45
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...
Thursday 8 March 2012, 15:29
"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.
Monday 5 March 2012, 09:17
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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