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18/11/2011

Presented by Roger Bolton. Radio 4 Controller Gwyneth Williams addresses listeners' concerns about schedule changes. Plus men and Woman's Hour.

In her first year in the job, Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams has instigated the biggest shake-up of the Radio 4 schedule for more than 10 years. She has cut Americana, commissioned The Life Scientific and most recently extended The World at One by 15 minutes - to the delight of some listeners and the dismay of others.
She has also steered the station through the proposed Delivering Quality First cuts relatively unscathed. In this week's programme Roger asks her to explain her choices, and to reflect on her first year in the hot seat.
And while Radio 4's Remembrance Day coverage is praised, some listeners feel some of the comedy broadcast in the days surrounding Remembrance Day was inappropriate.
And this week's Feedback Listening Club is formed of three tenors from a community choir in Blackburn. They turn their forensic listening abilities to Woman's Hour, and (whisper it) one of them is a man...

Presenter: Roger Bolton
Producers: Karen Pirie and Kate Taylor
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 Nov 2011 20:00

Broadcasts

  • Fri 18 Nov 2011 16:30
  • Sun 20 Nov 2011 20:00

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