Archives for September 2009

"As a victim of a sexual assault myself at age 13 years old.."

Jennifer Tracey | 16:14 UK time, Tuesday, 29 September 2009


" astonishes me to hear the apologists for Roman Polanski...Polanski may have our sympathy but he also committed an abusive act and that has to be accounted for, otherwise the law to protect children from sexual predators means nothing."

Writes a listener to the PM programme.

She wrote after hearing our report last night about the arrest of Director Roman Polanski. Listen again to the item:

What do you think? You can email us at ipm [at] or leave a comment below.

Appeal of the underdog

Jennifer Tracey | 13:03 UK time, Tuesday, 29 September 2009


Dog tales

Lord Mandelson obviously thinks adopting the underdog strategy is a good one. But does the underdog ALWAYS get our support? And when does an underdog become a lame duck anyway...

Are you someone who's been in that underdog position and triumphed or failed miserably? Maybe you continue to support an underdog and are always disappointed? Drop us a line.

Good morning.

Eddie Mair | 05:45 UK time, Saturday, 26 September 2009


I feel a bit bad now for saying that about Mantovani. Here's a photo of the great man to make up for it.


Mark Damazar's blog is here.

What else am I on about today? Yes....if you have other tales of going to Uni..feel free to share them here. Alternatively, just look at Mr Mantovani and remember him.

Now The Guardian demands better weather.

Eddie Mair | 10:45 UK time, Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Comments an editorial today.


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And now the weather.

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Eddie Mair | 17:00 UK time, Saturday, 19 September 2009



This week's iPM is weathertastic. Thanks for all the great weather ideas...and as you'll hear on the programme, changes may be coming!

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Jennifer Tracey | 17:25 UK time, Saturday, 12 September 2009


Swimming pool

If you've heard something in the news that chimes with your experience or you think should be questioned - drop us a line.

You're also welcome to send us a single sentence of news about your week.

Comment below, email or tweet.

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Chris Vallance | 18:01 UK time, Saturday, 5 September 2009


beeforweb.jpgIs there a bee in your bonnet you'd like iPM to take a look at? Whether it's an issue you've heard discussed on the news or an original thought based on your own experiences, please do get in touch. You can email or tweet us.

You can also suggest a single sentence telling us what's been news in your life for our "your news" segment.

Weather report

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Chris Vallance | 18:00 UK time, Saturday, 5 September 2009



Your stories are the stuff out of which iPM is made. This week, PM Listener Julie emailed in to say, "I try to listen to the radio weather forecast but find my attention drifting away so I often miss our region. Should I switch to tv forecasts?"

We asked if Julie was alone in this, and a hailstorm (with sunny patches) of comments followed. We broadcast comments from listeners Paula Walker, Roy Freeman, John Oats, Luke Ritchie, Gareth Jameson, Janice Betson, John Saunders, Jill Makinson-Sanders, Isabelle Devereux, Gloria Calloway, Matthew Bentley, Mary Jane and Justin Gray, but the final word went to listener Denis McKeown who is a cognitive psychologist researching auditory memory at the University of Leeds. You can hear the whole thing in the player below:

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