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Roger Bolton catches up with Evan Davis to see how he is settling into his new role as PM’s presenter and finds out how the BBC audio archive is being made available to listeners.

Roger Bolton catches up with Evan Davis to share listener views on his new role as PM’s presenter. How has Evan found the transition from Today and Newsnight, and where does he want to take the programme now that he’s at the helm?

Also, listeners respond to this week’s Archive on 4 about Apollo 8 and reporter Karen Pirie travels to Perivale where the vast BBC audio archives are stored. She meets with the archive’s collections manager, Elliot Gibson, and talks to some of the radio producers who plunder its depths to bring lost voices back to life.

Finally, while Sailing By, Radio 4’s late night precursor to the Shipping Forecast, acts as a kind of lullaby to most listeners, it has a very different effect on listener Reverend Ian Robinson’s Tibetan terrier Oswald.

Producer: Will Yates
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4

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28 minutes

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Sun 23 Dec 2018 20:00


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