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    1. Roger Bolton discusses this week's Feedback, in which Radio 4's editor of editorial standards, Roger Mahony defends recent programmes that have contained sexual references.

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    2. Peter Hennessy discusses the art of the political interview with Feedback's Roger Bolton.  His new series 'Reflections' on Radio 4 sees Hennessy discussing public and personal life with some of the most high-profile politicians of the second half of the twentieth century.

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    3. Editor's note: this week's item from Feedback, Radio 4's weekly accountability programme, concerns the highly contentious issue of trails. Putting his head in the lion's mouth to defend them is network manager, Denis Nowlan. Brave man - SB What is it about trails that so excites or rather infla...

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    4. Editor's note. This week's item from Radio 4's Feedback programme concerns the network's extensive coverage of the post-election drama in Westminster, 'busting' the schedule and coverage of the Liberal Democrats. Did Radio 4 get it right? Tell us what you think in a comment below - SB "Deceitfu...

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    5. Editor's note: Feedback is Radio 4's weekly accountability programme. Each week, while the programme is on-air, we're publishing one item from the programme here on the blog for your comment. This week's item is about The Archers. Roger Bolton introduces it - SB. Some Archers listeners remember...

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    6. Whenever the BBC surveys its audience to find out what it least likes - bad language is usually at, or near, the top of the list. Even those who enjoy using occasional expletives in company don't seem to want to hear them on the radio, and certainly not when children are around. So why did the ...

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    7. For a gentle, kindly, mild-mannered man, the Archbishop of Canterbury seems to be often at the centre of a great deal of controversy. Part of the problem is of course that he is transparently honest and finds it very difficult not to give straight answers. He is an academic rather than a diplom...

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    8. I'm a bit fed up this week, well jealous actually. Of all the dream assignments I can imagine, such as interviewing Hilary Mantel, playing guitar with Mark Knopfler, and being shown round Barry Island by Uncle Bryn or Nessa, going backstage to watch the writers of the Now Show working their alc...

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    9. Editor's note - we're trying something new. We're going to publish one item from Radio 4's weekly accountability programme Feedback here on the blog. We're keen to know what you think of this new way of spreading the Feedback word: leave your reactions and questions in a comment below - SB When...

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    10. The Thought for The Day ruling by the BBC Trust was never going to be greeted with universal applause - or anything like it. In a nutshell the Trust says that restricting Thought for the Day to speakers who espouse a faith does not breach the BBC's obligation to impartiality - but the Trustees ...

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