376 posts about Radio 4 on this blog
Friday 7 February 2014, 17:42
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Phoenicians of the ancient Mediterranean.
Monday 3 February 2014, 16:03
Elena Kudimova, sister of the murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya writes about the 15 Minute Drama series inspired by her tireless pursuit of the truth.
Monday 3 February 2014, 12:21
Radio 4 will be broadcasting a brand new version of the cult classic The Exorcist later this month.
Friday 31 January 2014, 17:50
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the geological theory of Catastrophism.
Thursday 30 January 2014, 16:07
At its heart The Kite Runner is a story about love and loyalty, and that’s why it’s a book that will last.
Monday 27 January 2014, 17:23
Alison Hindell, head of BBC Audio Drama pays tribute to June Spencer (Peggy Archer) and the many actors, writers and producers who won at the 2014 Audio Drama Awards.
Friday 24 January 2014, 16:10
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss sources of Early Chinese History.
Monday 20 January 2014, 15:23
American novelist Jonathan Lethem discusses 4 songs which have inspired his past books, and one which forecasts the next. His latest novel Dissident Gardens features on Radio 4's Book At Bedtime from 20 January at 22.45pm
Friday 17 January 2014, 11:33
Tuesday 31 December 2013, 12:22
We're delighted to see some Radio 4 names appear in the Queen's New Year Honours List. Nicholas Parsons, Sandi Toksvig and Vanessa Whitburn have been honoured.
Thursday 26 December 2013, 09:00
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss The Medici
Friday 20 December 2013, 15:22
Melvyn Bragg discusses this week's edition of In Our Time.
Monday 16 December 2013, 13:42
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Pliny the Younger, famous for his letters.
Monday 16 December 2013, 12:26
Anders Lundorph, Producer and Director of Radio 4's Borgen: Outside the Castle, reveals the story behind how one of Denmark's most popular TV exports has made it to radio.
Friday 13 December 2013, 13:21
Roger Bolton discusses the reaction to the BBC's coverage of Nelson Mandela's death
Thursday 12 December 2013, 10:00
Fi Glover reveals the ghost of a fugitive priest in the house in which she grew up in. She presents The Shared Experience, the first episode of which meets 5 people who have had ghostly experiences.
Wednesday 11 December 2013, 13:37
Docudrama Winter Exercise examines a secret government Cold War drill. where senior civil servants role-played the Cabinet as it tried to deal with an imagined nuclear crisis.
Friday 6 December 2013, 16:19
Oh the privilege of presenting Feedback. This week I put on my anorak and wellington boots - green of course - and set out for Ambridge to meet the Archers’ archivist and a long standing producer and writer.
Thursday 5 December 2013, 17:20
I learned such a lot from this morning’s programme. I just hope I can remember the lot. The culture of India, although we’ve been across there several times on the programme and I’ve been there several times myself, continues not only to fascinate me but in some ways to elude me.
Tuesday 3 December 2013, 21:37
In the 1950s and 60s every band played on BBC Radio had to first audition in front of the forbidding Talent Selection Group. Safe to say, Auntie’s gatekeepers weren’t impressed with this bunch of musical blow-ins (to be fair, many in the early stages of their careers). Read the audition notes…
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