Radio 4

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Bono tells of his secret half-brother and of family forgiveness
The U2 singer, interviewed on Desert Island Discs, describes his regrets about his teenage behaviour and explains his mocked ‘poem’ about Ukraine

Vanessa Thorpe

26, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘The whole world’s gone mad!’ Kate Bush on Running Up That Hill’s success
Singer says she hadn’t listened to her song ‘for a really long time’ before it raced up the charts thanks to its inclusion in Stranger Things

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jun, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The week in audio: Visible Women; The Grenfell Tower Inquiry Podcast; Today In Focus; Different; First Person
Caroline Criado Perez highlights ways that the world is built around men, while Grenfell is remembered through voices and the BBC’s doggedness

Miranda Sawyer

18, Jun, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Bleak Expectations review – Radio 4’s Dickens parody bursts on to the stage
This fast-paced comedy mashup of the great Victorian novelist sends up Britishness with oodles of silliness

Arifa Akbar

05, Jun, 2022 @11:50 AM

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‘A link across time’: how shipping forecast will outlast Radio 4 long wave
Boats have not needed the broadcast for decades but radio bosses know nostalgia for it runs deep

Jim Waterson Media editor

03, Jun, 2022 @10:52 AM

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Alan Dein: ‘I like to think I’m an educator, not an entertainer’
The award-winning oral historian and broadcaster on talking to random people on the radio in his hit BBC show Don’t Log Off and why he always switches the camera off on Zoom

Miranda Sawyer

29, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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The week in audio: The Podcast Show; Betrayal; Sports Star; Naga Munchetty
Podcasts revel in the spotlight, while a tale of romantic betrayal makes for uncomfortable listening – as do post-Sue Gray report PMQs

Miranda Sawyer

28, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The week in audio: Unreal; It’s… Wagatha Christie; Piers Morgan Uncensored; One Dish
Twenty years of reality TV are relived, the Wag wars are pored over, Piers Morgan rants, and Andi Oliver serves up much-needed warmth

Miranda Sawyer

21, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The week in audio: Time Flies; RadioMan; Truthdiggers; The Spying Game; You, Me and the Big C
Two brothers wind up in Cuckooland; Audible’s new whodunnit is one you’ll want headphones for; and Deborah James bids a brave farewell

Miranda Sawyer

14, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: Oliver and Adil pull a P&O Ferries and sack everyone at Grey Gables
Does the faded hotel have a future as Guantánamo-on-Am? Slurry, I haven’t a clue

Charlotte Higgins

03, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The week in audio: Fallen Women; Iain Dale; Kevin O’Sullivan; A House in History and more
A chilling podcast explores 17 cases of women who fell to their deaths in suspicious circumstances

Miranda Sawyer

16, Apr, 2022 @4:00 PM

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I’m Sorry, I [Still] Haven’t a Clue … how radio’s smuttiest show has beaten the censors for 50 years
Innuendo, tone-deaf singing and dreadful wages: as the cherished BBC panel game celebrates its half century, we look back at its finest moments – and its future

Mark Lawson

11, Apr, 2022 @4:47 PM

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