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Today is a very special day. Like Oliver Reed in his heyday, it comes round only once every four years. Sandwiched precariously between 28 February and 1 March, it creates children of adults and newlyweds of couples who've been together for years. People who are born or get married on 29 Febr...
There was nation wide alarm last night when the Greenwich Time Signal pips failed to sound at 5pm. The disconcerting silence made the front page of today's Telegraph. All sorts of conspiracy theories are circulating. I've been down to the Starship Enterprise-like control room of Broadcastin...
Senior Producer, A&Mi
We reported briefly at the weekend about the cancellation of Any Questions (and, as a consequence, of Any Answers). Just as the blog was wondering what happens in these situations (is there, for example, a whole alternative universe of programmes in reserve for every eventuality?) Katy Hubbard, ...
I like to think that every week on PM is a special week, but for regular listeners, this week will be... shall we say, extra special? For this is the week that the great Alexander Faris, composer of the Upstairs, Downstairs theme, will speak unto the nation. For new readers: over the last year,...
In the hour or so before Prime Minister's Questions today, MPs were invited to another event. In one of the Commons' committee rooms, the National Heritage Memorial Fund announced it was donating half a million pounds to save the collection of Siegfried Sassoon's private diaries and pocket noteb...
For quite some time we've been musing about the weather on Radio 4. We know it's a very important part of the schedule and I am frequently assailed by listeners who think we don't give it enough attention, are not clear enough or are negligent about their part of the country - and more. Much mo...
Guantanamo Bay: 245 prisoners. US camps in Iraq: 8,305 prisoners. They're in two relatively small camps near Baghdad. The third - and most used - Camp Bucca, in the southern desert, has just closed. Here's a taste of it: editor's note: these remarkable pictures, taken by Hugh Sykes in a US 't...
Head of Interactive, Radio 3
Paul Wakely is a member of the BBC's central moderation team. He manages BBC staff and outsourced suppliers who moderate 10,000 comments per day on the BBC messageboards and blogs. From 1400-1600 today Paul will be on the PM blog - where it's a pretty hot topic - answering questions about moder...