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28/03/2017
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    1. Head of Interactive, Radio 3

      Here it is, the final summation. The whole series: every single object, from Olduvai stone chopping tool to Solar-powered lamp and charger, via Paracas textile and Hawaiian feather helmet. It's a delirious tour of the history of made things. Made itself, to cap the broadcast series, by a highly ...

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    2. Director of Audio & Music

      Without doubt, my highlight of the week will be going to the British Museum on Thursday as we reveal the last object in our series A History of the World in 100 Objects. The Radio 4 series has been a centrepiece of our radio programming over the last year and it is destined to be remembered as o...

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    3. One of the most exciting things about A History of the World project is the way that it has been picked up by other BBC programmes, from Radio 4's own Making History or BBC Scotland's Radio Café through to CBBC's Relic: Guardians of the Museum and many local radio teams working with museums in t...

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    4. Editor's note: We're hosting Neil MacGregor's post here on the blog to mark the beginning of the second set of objects from A History of the World in 100 Objects on Radio 4 today. You'll find regular posts by curators and editors over on the History of the World blog and on the project's Faceboo...

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    5. Mark Damazer, the Controller of Radio 4, does not hide his love for the new-found land across the ocean. His office on the fourth floor of BBC Broadcasting House is full of Americana, including a large framed Boston Red Sox shirt, and when I interviewed him for the latest edition of Feedback I t...

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    6. So the first tranche of A History of The World has come to an end - and very, very good it has been. We leave part one with a Chinese Bell. There won't be unanimous approval because too many people are listening to it for that - but the evidence is that those who do listen broadly love it. I h...

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    7. After more than three years today sees lift off for 'A History of The World' - the biggest factual series in my time at Radio 4 - 100 parts, each 15 minutes. Neil MacGregor - the Director of the British Museum - explores A (and it is 'A' not 'The') History of The World. I've written about this ...

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    8. Today we unveiled details of the most ambitious and exciting factual project since I became Controller of Radio 4. It's 'A History of The World in 100 objects' presented and written by Neil MacGregor - the Director of the British Museum. In 100 separate 15-minute programmes Neil talks about a s...

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