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Caroline Raphael

Commissioning Editor, Radio 4 & 4 Extra

Blog posts in total 9


  1. Radio 4 Extra: Frankly Speaking

    Radio 4 Extra: Frankly Speaking

    Frankly Speaking was considered 'risky' and 'unkempt' when it originally aired in the 1950s. Now, as Radio 4 Extra rebroadcasts a selection of high profile interviews from the series, Caroline Raphael sheds light on an archive jewel …

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  2. Serial on Radio 4 Extra

    Serial on Radio 4 Extra

    Caroline Raphael, commissioner at Radio 4 Extra talks about how the global hit show Serial came to Radio 4 Extra

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  3. This American Life

    Starting on the 4th of May, Radio 4 Extra are raiding the archives of one of the great speech radio successes of recent years: This American Life.

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  4. Radio 4 at the Edinburgh Festival 2013

    Caroline Raphael, Commissioning Editor for Radio 4 & Radio 4 Extra, discusses Radio 4's involvement with the Edinburgh Festival 2013.

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  5. Celebrating 'the Irish Chekhov': A Brian Friel Season

    Caroline Raphael, Commissioner Editor, introduces a season of plays, talks and stories to celebrate 'the Irish Chekhov', playwright Brian Friel.

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  6. New Talent at the Edinburgh Fringe

    Editor's note: Caroline Raphael is the Commissioning Editor for Comedy and Entertainment, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. Follow her on Twitter - @CSRaphael1 - for updates and thoughts on this year's festival. Edinburgh Year 34! I've been going to Edinburgh each August since I was student...

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  7. Cosmic dust and poetry in Cardiff

    Free tickets for BBC Radio 4 recordings at Cardiff University Update: the information about Any Questions below is wrong. The panel for tomorrow's live show is: Claire Fox (Institute of Ideas), Tim Montgomerie (Editor of Conservative Home), AN Wilson (journalist) and Chuka Umunna (Labour's Parl...

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  8. Nice work..

    To the person who commented on my Latitude blog post, 'nice work if you can get it', yes, it's fantastic work. And not just because I'm writing this on Sunday morning on the train to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Edinburgh. I'm working in Scotland for the next fortnight. We are ...

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  9. Radio 4 at the Latitude Festival

    As I start writing this the countdown timer on the Latitude Festival website says there are 10 hours and 45 minutes and 3 seconds to go before the Festival starts. Which is a bit worrying as I have to drive all the way there from West London and I would not mind some sleep before it all kicks of...

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