401 posts about Radio 4 on this blog
Friday 27 June 2014, 14:21
In this week's In Our Time Melvyn Bragg and guests discussed Hildegard of Bingen
Friday 13 December 2013, 13:21
Roger Bolton discusses the reaction to the BBC's coverage of Nelson Mandela's death
Wednesday 24 April 2013, 09:33
Sarah Blunt, Senior Producer, Natural History Radio Unit, introduces Tweet of the Day, Radio 4's year long celebration of British birds through their songs and calls. The series starts on 6th May with the first month presented by Sir David Attenborough.
Tuesday 24 June 2014, 11:01
Gwyneth Lewis was the first Poet Laureate of Wales. She wrote her original poem A Hospital Odyssey drawing on very personal experience after her husband was diagnosed with cancer. For the Radio 4 Blog she writes about those experiences that inspired the work.
Monday 23 June 2014, 18:20
Historically, the N-word – one of the most hated and hateful in the English language – has been associated with the USA. Archive Hour producer Colin Grant explores the legacy of this controversial and hateful word.
Monday 23 June 2014, 11:11
This week, Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the philosophy of solitude.
Sunday 22 June 2014, 07:00
Tweet of the Day is Radio 4’s year-long celebration of the wonder and poetry of birdsong.
Friday 20 June 2014, 13:48
Roger Bolton presents Feedback on Radio 4
Friday 13 June 2014, 15:12
Radio 4’s latest Dangerous Visions season returns with Iain Glen as the Illustrated Man in a dramatisation of Ray Bradbury's iconic short story collection. Adapted by Brian Sibley.
Friday 13 June 2014, 14:37
In this week's programme Melvyn Bragg and guests discussed Robert Boyle
Friday 6 June 2014, 14:58
Crime writer Val McDermid turns her hand to radio drama in Deadheading. a comic thriller set amongst the plots and sheds of a Lancashire allotment.
Friday 6 June 2014, 12:40
This week Melvyn Bragg and guests discussed The Bluestockings
Tuesday 3 June 2014, 11:10
James Naughtie talks with Emma Donoghue about her novel Room with an invited group of readers.
Friday 30 May 2014, 08:39
The Talmud, of which I had the merest knowledge, proved to be a revelation in many ways.
Friday 23 May 2014, 08:59
In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
Friday 16 May 2014, 12:51
How and why are NASA funding research into photosynethsis? Melvyn Bragg goes behind-the-scenes of this week's show.
Friday 9 May 2014, 17:03
Melvyn Bragg's discusses the Sino-Japanese War on Radio 4's In Our Time.
Saturday 3 May 2014, 17:32
In 1967 Pauline Butcher, then a 21-year-old secretary, was sent to a London hotel on a typing assignment. The client turned out to be avant-garde American musician Frank Zappa.
Friday 2 May 2014, 16:26
Editor's note: In Thursday's programme, Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed The Tale of Sinuhe
Thursday 1 May 2014, 11:15
Christos Tsiolkas talks to James Naughtie and readers about his 2010 novel The Slap.
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