Radio 4

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Former Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young to return as Christmas guest
Long-time presenter will share her thoughts on the Queen’s funeral in BBC festive schedule highlight

Vanessa Thorpe

26, Nov, 2022 @6:01 PM

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Rishi Sunak to stop ministers’ daily TV and radio interviews – reports
Ministers will only appear on shows like BBC Radio 4’s Today and ITV’s GMB three times a week under PM’s plans

Harry Taylor

19, Nov, 2022 @12:54 PM

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The week in audio: Unlicensed; The Name Is DeSantis; Today; Room 5; Away From Home
A US crime drama takes a weird-noir turn, James Naughtie analyses Ron DeSantis, and the Ukrainian football team with pluck on their side

Miranda Sawyer

12, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: the hot tub scenes are radio at its most icky
Agonising double entendres such as ‘You look like a man with a large adjustable wrench’ make you yearn for turnip content, frankly

Charlotte Higgins

08, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘My father said he’d blow my brains out’: Richard E Grant tells of grief and trauma
The actor, whose wife died last year, talks to Desert Island Discs about his relationship with his parents growing up in Africa

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

06, Nov, 2022 @6:06 AM

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Tricia Blakstad obituary
Other lives: Architecturally trained TV set designer whose experience of Alzheimer’s was featured on the Today programme

Matthew Blakstad

01, Nov, 2022 @6:35 PM

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Miriam Margolyes swears live on air about chancellor Jeremy Hunt
Actor, 81, told BBC’s Today programme she wished him luck in his new job but wanted to say ‘Fuck you, bastard’

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

15, Oct, 2022 @10:17 AM

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Critics lament cuts to BBC radio drama – seedbed of UK talent
Stoppard, Pinter and Orton are among playwrights to have cut their teeth on a service that’s being cut back because of budget restraints

Vanessa Thorpe

02, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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BBC to broadcast lost episode of Hancock’s Half Hour
The radio show, which has not been repeated since first airing in 1955, will be played on Radio 4 on 18 October

Nadeem Badshah

29, Sep, 2022 @10:47 PM

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Respect for the war resisters in Russia | Brief letters
Brief letters: Putin’s military draft | Banking on bonuses | Rich pickings on tax | Six-pack of PMs | News for Zoe


23, Sep, 2022 @4:24 PM

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The radio was the soundtrack to my life. But I turned it off a week ago – and may never turn it back on
I could handle the monarchism after the Queen died, but not the repetition. I’m getting my news from Twitter now

Zoe Williams

20, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: has the radio classic become the new Breaking Bad?
Brad and George are coming over all Walter White with their vape juice antics – and Ruairi has been outed for his sex work. It’s all cooking up in Ambridge!

Charlotte Higgins

06, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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