Broadcasting House

Broadcasting House

News, discussion & a few gags. The Sunday papers & the BH quiz. Broadcast every Sunday morning on BBC Radio 4 between 9 and 10. Presented by Paddy O'Connell. Each week discussion about the key themes in the news, there's a review of the Sunday newspapers and a quiz with a special prize. Updated each Sunday. Subscribe to the BH Newsletter and the podcast at

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Recent episodes (4)

  • Broadcasting House with Paddy O'Connell

    Sun, 20 Apr 14

    55 mins

    26 days remaining

    The mother who abandoned her burning car in the lion enclosure of a safari park discusses how she and her family picked the lesser of two evils. Freelance journalist Graham Phillips describes a week in which he was denounced as spy by both sides in eastern Ukraine. The MP Jacob Rees-Mogg dissects a popular self-help book, and warns that if you do take the author's advice and live in the 'now', you risk a visit from the bailiffs 'tomorrow'. The John Humphrys of jazz radio explains how he convinces listeners to cough up to pay his station's bills. And we check in at a hotel which used to be a favoured haunt of the pre-jet set, but which is now too close to a warzone to attract paying customers. And on the papers are Barry Cryer, Chris Neil and Claer Barrett of the FT.

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  • Broadcasting House with Paddy O'Connell

    Sun, 13 Apr 14

    62 mins

    19 days remaining

    The latest from the Ukraine, the naval ship looking for MH370, a look at political apologies and France's taste for tea. Ukrainian forces have begun an operation in an eastern town, where pro-Russian gunmen have seized government buildings. There are reports of explosions and gunfire. We'll have the latest from there. The commander of the Royal Navy ship searching for the missing Malaysian airliner tells us his crew is facing its toughest ever challenge. Stephen Berkoff tells us how how not to say sorry. Our correspondent, Hugh Schofield, reports on the French love affair with tea. We'll have the final chapter for Adrian Mole as a tribute to Sue Townsend. And the papers are reviews by Lord Blair, Kirsty Wark and Lucy Beresford.

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  • Broadcasting House with Paddy O'Connell

    Sun, 6 Apr 14

    61 mins

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  • Broadcasting House with Paddy O'Connell

    Sun, 30 Mar 14

    69 mins

    5 days remaining

    Planning rows in The Lakes, Marriage under the microscope, a postcard from Turkey, and following in the family footsteps. We've news of the elections in Turkey and a planning dispute in the Lake District. This week's quiz is brought to you by the medium of opera, and a listener rescues Alistair Cooke's Letters from America from a muck spreader. Following on from our discussion of political dynasties last week, we're looking at why we follow in our parent's footsteps - and hear one shipbuilder's tale. And with Gay Marriage, and Conscious Uncoupling in the news, we'll put marriage under the spotlight. And the papers are reviewed by Penny Mordaunt MP, Bim Adewunm, and Kevin Maguire.

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