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  1. Sex, Violence and Shakespeare Remixed on Radio 4 Extra

    Thursday 19 April 2012, 12:07

    Paula McDonnell Paula McDonnell

    While the Olympics are inevitably grabbing the headlines, you may have noticed that 2012 is also the UK's Year...

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  2. Playing At War

    Tuesday 17 April 2012, 12:03

    Paula McDonnell Paula McDonnell

    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...

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  3. In Our Time: Quakers and Early Geology

    Friday 13 April 2012, 14:00

    Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bragg

    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

    Hello,

    Sorry I didn't manage a newsletter last week. This is a double...

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  4. Feedback: Broadcast breakdown

    Friday 15 June 2012, 12:34

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    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...

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  5. Feedback: Comedy on Radio 4

    Friday 6 April 2012, 14:10

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    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...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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