Radio 4

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Jonathan Fryer obituary
Lib Dem activist, writer and lecturer whose international outlook was reflected in BBC radio broadcasts from all round the world

Michael Meadowcroft

28, Apr, 2021 @3:29 PM

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The week in radio and podcasts: Marcovaldo; Peter Brook; Shedunnit; The Archers – review
Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook revel in the rich imagination of Italo Calvino

Susannah Clapp

17, Apr, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The week in audio: Who Killed Emma?; Life Changing – review
A rare true crime story that gives time to the victim; and inspirational tales with Jane Garvey

Miranda Sawyer

10, Apr, 2021 @4:00 PM

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All white on the night: the perennial problem with TV panel shows
The format should give comic talents a time to shine. So why don’t our flagship shows reflect the diversity of comedy in 2021?

Rachael Healy

09, Apr, 2021 @9:10 AM

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Athena Kugblenu: ‘The more you get cancelled, the more immune you are to it’
The standup comedian’s new Radio 4 series picks through the minefield of cancel culture – and offers up a few mea culpas

Jamal Khadar

07, Apr, 2021 @10:04 AM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: is Darrington an evil parallel realm?
Alice is brought low by post-natal depression and alcoholism – while Ambridge’s neighbours put on a rival play production

Charlotte Higgins

30, Mar, 2021 @10:06 AM

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Fear in your ear: the unstoppable rise of the horror podcast
The Battersea Poltergeist is just one of many surging up the charts. Its creator, and others, explain why the pandemic has led people to seek out scary stories

James McMahon

29, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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BBC appoints Amol Rajan as Radio 4 Today programme presenter
Media editor will continue in his current role while joining flagship morning news show

Archie Bland

11, Mar, 2021 @10:48 AM

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Christopher Lee obituary
BBC defence correspondent who went on to script This Sceptred Isle, a radio history of Britain that ran for more than a decade

Simon O’Hagan

10, Mar, 2021 @3:49 PM

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The Christopher Boy’s Communion review – Mamet's warped drama of motherhood and murder
David Mamet’s new play, adapted as an audio drama, follows an indomitable Manhattanite willing to sacrifice everything to save her murderer son

Arifa Akbar

09, Mar, 2021 @1:25 PM

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The week in audio: the budget on Nihal Arthanayake; The Price of Song – review
Rishi Sunak morphs into a Blair-like bird, while Björn Ulvaeus and Paul McCartney reveal why they won’t join the songwriters’ rush to sell off royalties

Miranda Sawyer

06, Mar, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: St Shula has her doubts
It’s time Tracy Horrobin was furloughed, and will Freddie go for a sexual offering? Shula, meanwhile, has moral scruples

Charlotte Higgins

02, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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