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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)

  • 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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  • BBC iPlayer Radio: 10 Oct 14

    Fri, 10 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Jarvis Cocker turns out the lights and takes Feedback backstage for a classical version of Wireless Nights. And iPlayer now gives you 30 days to catch up on your favourite radio.

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  • Reporting tough foreign news: 3 Oct 14

    Fri, 3 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Today Editor Jamie Angus on tough foreign news and attracting new listeners. Will the missing minutes of You and Yours return? And Matthew Taylor on political debate.

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  • Centenary of the start of WWI: 8 Aug 14

    Fri, 8 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Listeners' views on how BBC Radio marked the centenary of the start of WWI - and how journalists in Glasgow are dealing with the long referendum campaign as the vote draws near.

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  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict: 1 Aug 14

    Fri, 1 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Listeners' views on the BBC's coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continue to dominate our inbox. How easy is it to accurately report the conflict on the ground from within Gaza? Also this week, should history stay in the past? John Humphrys and Melvyn Bragg have gone head-to-head over the use of the present tense to describe historical events. And Roger joins the gardeners of Cumbria on board the M V Teal on Windermere for a special recording of Gardeners' Question Time. Finally, are Sandi Toksvig and her News Quiz panel taking up raving? The problems with the BBC iPlayer continue.

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