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  1. Historian

    Remembering Churchill’s Funeral

    David Cannadine, presenter of ‘Churchill’s Other Lives’ remembers Churchill’s funeral 50 years ago.

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  2. Jim Naughtie presents Bookclub on BBC Radio 4

    Ben Macintyre discusses Agent Zigzag - his bestselling book on the true story of a professional criminal named Eddie Chapman, a successful British double agent who infiltrated the Nazi intelligence services during World War II.

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  3. "The good escaper", says the 1944 document Tips for Escapers and Evaders, "is the man who keeps himself fit, cheerful and comfortable. He is not a 'he-man' who boasts about his capacity to endure discomfort. He should be a man with sound common sense and above all a man of great determination". ...

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  4. Editor's note: It's been known for a while that Radio 4 were adapting Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate, a great passion of Radio 4's former controller, to run over one week. It's been announced today that Kenneth Branagh will be playing the central role of Viktor. Producing the Radio 4 dramati...

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  5. [L to R] Barry Letts as Joseph and Frazer Hines as Jan in the 1957 BBC serialisation of The Silver Sword The first time I saw my father's book The Silver Sword being transferred to another medium was in 1957. I was 7, and Dad took me and my older sister Helen up to Shepherd's Bush, where a b...

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  6. edits BBC Radio current affairs programmes, including Crossing Continents and From Our Own Correspondent

    I am staring at a pile of papers on my desk. It's 5 inches high. To anyone passing by, it's just a rather tedious heap of orange and blue folders. But to me, it represents a period in my life when I became utterly obsessed with making a single radio documentary. So obsessed that at one point my ...

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  7. Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Editor's note: Sometimes the decision to commission a programme about events from recent history is a complicated one. Samir Shah lays out the many factors that contributed to one such decision - SB. Fascination with the Second World War and Nazism is one of the abiding characteristics of post ...

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