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, 27 Jul 14

    54 mins

    28 days remaining

    All the latest from Gaza and an insight into life on both sides of the conflict. We profile Vladimir Putin; president, personality and power. Paddy goes on a digital detox in the New Forest where the only tweeting is that of birds, and John Humphrys declares war on Melvyn Bragg. The papers are reviewed by Gyles Brandreth, Shelagh Fogarty and Stewart Collins.

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  • Broadcasting House with Paddy O'Connell

    Sun, 20 Jul 14

    61 mins

    21 days remaining

    As global tensions flare, we have the latest on the plane crash in Ukraine, and after the worst night of violence in Gaza, we hear about ordinary life on both sides of the conflict. At home, we hear from the wife of a "pale, male, stale" MP who lost his job in the reshuffle, and we take Irish lessons from the Irish Minister responsible for the Irish language - who is in urgent need of a refresher. Michael Gambon launches a special appeal, and the papers are reviewed by Baronesses Pauline Neville Jones and Margaret Prosser, and Proms aficionado Petroc Trelawny.

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  • The Establishment: Alive or Dead?

    Sun, 13 Jul 14

    61 mins

    14 days remaining

    On BH this week we discussed whether The Establishment is alive and well in British society. We heard the confessions of an airport scanner operator and a German and an Argentinian battled it out to persuade British football fans who they should support in the World Cup Final. On the papers were Lindsay Johns, Nicholas Parsons and Gaby Hinsliff.

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  • Have childhoods been 'ruined'?

    Sun, 6 Jul 14

    55 mins

    7 days remaining

    Are people exaggerating when they say that their childhoods have been 'ruined' by revelations about the crimes of TV stars such as Rolf Harris? A child of the 70s gives his view. We hunt for pubs named for ordinary folk, rather than royalty or aristocrats. A blind film fan wonders whether audio description of movies leaves out too much of the sex and violence the rest of us see. And a tinbath Tory tells us about the poverty he experienced growing up and why outside toilets are no laughing matter. Reviewing the papers are former Radio 4 boss Mark Damazer, shoe repair mogul John Timpson and football pundit Mina Rzouki.

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