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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)

  • BBC licence fee: 6 Mar 15

    Fri, 6 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Is there an art to commissioning successful comedy for Radio 4? And should the licence fee be replaced or revamped to suit the changing media landscape?

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  • Face the Facts ends: 27 Feb 15

    Fri, 27 Feb 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Reporting of Natalie Bennett's so-called 'brain fade', and listeners bid a fond farewell to Face The Facts.

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  • coverage of the Dresden bombings: 20 Feb 15

    Fri, 20 Feb 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Was the BBC's coverage of the 70th anniversary of the Dresden bombings too one sided? And why did the BBC decide to air graphic audio of the Copenhagen shooting?

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  • Do we need more good news? 13 Feb 15

    Fri, 13 Feb 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Was a ten hour broadcast of Tolstoy's 'War and Peace' a dramatic delight or a painful interruption? And should the BBC broadcast more good news?

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  • 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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