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Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations. Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Controller of Radio 4: 19 Dec 14

    Fri, 19 Dec 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Listeners speak directly to the controller of Radio 4, Gwyneth Williams, to discuss changes to the Archers, on-going budget cuts and the station's 'dazzling digital future'.

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  • The Silent Conspiracy: 12 Dec 14

    Fri, 12 Dec 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Tom Mangold on The Silent Conspiracy and MI5's relationship with the BBC in the 1970s. And was the exploration of reality TV on Moral Maze little more than an in-joke? Plus what does it take to find "extraordinary stories and remarkable guests"? Roger goes behind-the-scenes at Saturday Live to discover how they blend celebrity interviews and inheritance tracks with tales straight from listeners' mouths.

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  • Home Front: 7 Dec 14

    Sun, 7 Dec 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    BBC Trustee Elan Closs Stephens on why listeners' views matter, plus a behind-the-scenes tour of Radio 4's 600-part series Home Front.

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  • World Service funding: 28 Nov 14

    Fri, 28 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    PM Editor Joanna Carr explains how reality TV updates fit the programme's character. And the outgoing World Service director Peter Horrocks on the service's future.

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  • You and Yours duration: 21 Nov 14

    Fri, 21 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Will the daily consumer affairs programme You and Yours ever return to its original length? How does the BBC gauge the views of the silent majority who never make direct contact with the BBC or Feedback? Elizabeth Lane, Research Manager for Radio 4 and 4 Extra, has the answers. And why are Michael Buerk's jungle antics being featured on Radio 4's PM programme?

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  • Newsbeat: 14 Nov 14

    Fri, 14 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat has been found in breach of both Ofcom and BBC Editorial Guidelines for its broadcast of an interview with a member of ISIS. Richard Ayre, the Chairman of the BBC Trust's Editorial Standards Committee, explains the ruling. Radio 1's iPlayer video channel launched this week. It's the station's latest effort to engage with the smartphone generation. The BBC's Head of Visual Radio gives his vision for the future of Radio 1. Radio 4 is also trying a bit of radio visualisation with a number of short-form animations to complement its History of Ideas series. A Feedback listeners' panel gives its verdict.

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  • Re-discovering Hancock's Half Hour: 7 Nov 14

    Fri, 7 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    How Robin Sebastian re-creates the comedic voice of Kenneth Williams for Hancock's Half Hour. Plus the dramatic changes sending shock waves through the Archers community. And is the British coverage of German history too focused on conflict?

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  • Radio drama in surround sound: 31 Oct 14

    Fri, 31 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The editor of Start the Week on why she thinks Russell Brand was a good fit for her programme. And how surround sound and binaural audio is bringing radio drama to life.

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  • Moral Maze's controversial trail: 24 Oct 14

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Moral Maze's Michael Buerk faces accusations of victim blaming, and what will experts from diverse backgrounds bring to BBC radio?

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  • Political interviews: 17 Oct 14

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Listeners discuss the art of the political interview with John Humphrys. What worries Radio 1 Controller Ben Cooper? And which castaway makes Kirsty Young weak at the knees?

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