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Archive on 4: Art School, Smart School; The Documentary: Who’s Left Holding the Baby?; Radiotopia - radio review

theguardian.com — Archive on 4: Art School, Smart School (R4) | iPlayer The Documentary: Who's Left Holding the Baby? (BBC World Service) | iPlayer Archive on 4 yesterday took a long look at art schools, those romantic postwar educational institutions where students of all ages, from all sorts of backgrounds, would gather in order to stretch their minds.

Serial review - the greatest murder mystery you will ever hear

theguardian.com — Are you listening to Serial yet? You have to start listening to Serial. Please. It's a podcast from the makers of This American Life, it's been going since October, there are seven episodes to catch up on (start from the beginning, listen in order) and... I'm obsessed.

The Missing Hancocks; Short Cuts: After Dark - radio review

theguardian.com — The Missing Hancocks (R4) | iPlayerShort Cuts: After Dark (R4) | iPlayer I was on Radio 4's Loose Ends the other week, and one of the guests was the actor Neil Pearson. He was there to promote The Missing Hancocks , a series of radio programmes that he's produced, rather than acted in: remakes of Hancock's Half Hour.

Kerry’s List; 52 First Impressions With David Quantick - radio review

theguardian.com — Kerry's List (Radio 4) | iPlayer 52 First Impressions With David Quantick (Radio 4) | iPlayer Caroline Raphael, the BBC's long-standing comedy commissioner (full title: commissioning editor, comedy and fiction; she was also the commissioning editor for Radio 4 Extra), last week announced she would be leaving next spring, after the BBC decided her job should be reframed, to comedy and entertainment commissioning editor, and her hours cut from five days a week to three.

From Twiggy to Germaine Greer: eight classic images of powerful women

theguardian.com — Twiggy: defiant in a two-piece suit This isn't a perfect look, but that's why I like it. Twiggy should be wearing heeled brogues, or at least some shoes that are closed at the front. Those white clip-clop heels are designed to go with a casual kaftan and big shades, for standing on the edge of a swimming pool pointing out leaves to the pool boy.

Germany: Memories of a Nation; 21st-Century Mythologies - radio review

theguardian.com — Germany: Memories of a Nation (Radio 4) | iPlayer 21st-Century Mythologies (Radio 4) | iPlayer My favourite Radio 4 format is the 15-minute documentary serial: all the info, none of the faff, perfect for download/podcast listening.

Bob Geldof: 'We are a normal family. And one of us didn't make it'

theguardian.com — You can prepare for a Bob Geldof interview, but you cannot prepare for Bob Geldof himself. Not that he isn't how you imagine: he is, but more so. Taller, louder, funnier, better read, more sweary, more informed, more opinionated. More everything. He rarely draws breath.

5 Live Daily; Woman’s Hour; Today - radio review

theguardian.com — Oh dear, what were the producers doing when they booked Adrian Chiles's first 5 Live morning show? Chiles is a fine presenter, but he's used to interviewing pros: sportspeople, popstars, other journalists. His first interview for his brand-new show on 5 Live Daily was Amy, a woman who'd had four children taken off her by social services and then fled to Ireland to keep hold of her fifth.

The Essay: Trip Sheets; Afternoon Drama: The Electrical Venus; Between the Ears: More Than a Desert - radio review

theguardian.com — The Essay: Trip Sheets (Radio 3) | iPlayer Afternoon Drama: The Electrical Venus (Radio 4) | iPlayer Between The Ears: More Than A Desert (Radio 3) | iPlayer Every week I give thanks that I review radio programmes, as opposed to TV.

Last Day; The Life Scientific - radio review

theguardian.com — Last Day (Radio 4) | iPlayer The Life Scientific (Radio 4) | iPlayer Big ideas, massive egos: these are the foundation stones of documentary these days. The BBC loves a unifying theme, an epic tale, an exciting event for the whole country to get behind, with presenters to match.
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Nov 27, 2014

RT @HistoryPixs: Londoners flock to a mobile screen showing the latest Mickey Mouse film, 1931 pic.twitter.com/148GFaqr7W

Nov 25, 2014

RT @VICE: How Michael Brown’s Friend Described His Death to the Ferguson Grand Jury bit.ly/1xYK0Bj

Nov 24, 2014

@benjamenwalker Haha of course! And and and I really liked the Random one

Nov 21, 2014

@KateJBryan Ha I love a Venn Diagram but they forgot to include Serial Killer

Nov 20, 2014

@SusanCalman I'm writing a radio column not about Serial. Big style first world prob

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