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Episode 3

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Churchill's phone conversations, human relationships and dramatic performances come in for scrutiny as Paul Evans reveals how there is more to listening than hearing.

"My job was to anticipate a slip of the tongue" says Ruth Ives, who for three and half years was a censor for the Transatlantic Telephone Link during the Second World War, and among the conversations which she listened to and monitored for any indiscretions were those between Churchill and Roosevelt. Ruth is one of three listeners we hear from in this programme, the others being a Relate Counsellor and a Voice Practitioner. Three very different professions perhaps, but what unites them is that they all listen to human speech and in different ways find meaning beyond the words. Not only has their work made each of them a better listener but as Ruth says "it made me judge character". Presenter Paul Evans, Producer Sarah Blunt.

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Mon 19 Dec 2016 21:00

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