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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)

  • 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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  • BBC iPlayer last weekend: 25 Jul 14

    Fri, 25 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    What happened to BBC iPlayer last weekend and should the BBC have done more to communicate about the problem? Roger Bolton speaks to the BBC's Mark Friend, the Controller for Radio and Music Multiplatform. Did the Moral Maze panellists behave like squabbling children? And what makes TMS duo Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew tick?

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  • Biased coverage? 18 Jul 14

    Fri, 18 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Is BBC coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict biased? What do the job cuts in BBC News mean for listeners? And how do you get teenagers interested in documentaries?

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  • Nigel Havers on WATO: 11 Jul 14

    Fri, 11 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The editor of The World at One answers listeners' complaints about his programme's interview with the actor Nigel Havers, there's Radio 4's new comedy series about cancer survivors, and the dos and don'ts of eating on the radio.

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  • Climate Change Coverage: 4 Jul 14

    Fri, 4 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Debating climate change, Any Questions' slip up, and is 5Live's Radio Bloke back? Plus Sven and the art of innuendo maintenance.

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  • Anti-Austerity Coverage: 27 Jun 14

    Fri, 27 Jun 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Why did the BBC devote so little news coverage to a 50,000-strong anti-austerity protest? Should the "n word" be used on air? And did Jack Dee really threaten to quit Clue?

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