Category: radio

Pick of the Week

Fire of the Dragon, by Meic Povey. BBC Radio 4 last Wednesday
Bowed but unbeaten, Owain Glyndwr determines to fight Henry IV to the bitter end. But Huw ap Dafydd, a reluctant recruit, has ideas of his own.


The Afternoon Plays on Radio4, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Beryl du Jour By Jane Purcell.

The House That Eileen Built By Alexandra Parsons  and

Adrian Mole and the Blair-Mole Project  By Sue Townsend.

Hear them at Afternoon Plays

There have been some excelent programmes on Radio 4 this week. An Audience with Dan Leno for one, Lights, Camera, Landscape  , the afternoon plays  and The Mystery of Lewis Carroll

The John Humphrys interview with God on The Now Show.

The Now Show: 24 Nov 06 is available as a podcast or you can hear it online at the now show

Stephen King on Desert Island Discs

For his 8 records he chose

1.She Loves You by The Beatles

2.Desolation Row by Bob Dylan

3 Choctaw Bingo by James McM

4.Middle of the Road by The Pretenders

5.Barrier Reef by Old 97’s

6.Ramrod by Bruce Springsteen

7.Pon De Replay by Rihanna

8.When the Stars Go Blue by Ryan Adams

If he could only take one of these it would be Desolation Row.

His Book choice was the Collected poetry of W. H. Auden and

his Luxury item was a: Water hammock.

Desert Island Discs is not available online.

BBC Radio 4 is in mourning today for one of its finest journalists and pressenters, award winning Nick Clarke who has died at the age of 58. The Website Homepage at is mostly black with a picture of Nick and links to his obituary and to a tribute to him from controller of Radio 4 Mark Damazer. Last year nick had a leg amputated in a bid to stop the spread of cancer and in June he returned to work on a part time basis.

I Think the Nurses Are Stealing my Clothessmith-linda

A tribute to the late Linda Smith on Radio 4, Repeated: Saturday 11 November 2006 12:30-13:00 (Radio 4 FM). The writer and broadcaster was a staple of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and BBC Radio, whose listeners voted her “Wittiest Person” in 2002.

After appearing on Radio 4’s Devout Sceptics to discuss her beliefs she was asked by the British Humanist Association to become president of the society, a role she occupied with great commitment from 2004 until her death.

I almost missed this gem but it came up on Feedback today. On BBC Radio 4 Tuesday, John Humphrys talks to religious leaders about his unfulfilled desire to believe in God. Last Tuesday his guest was fellow Welshman, the Right Reverend Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury.

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The Afternoon Play on BBC Radio 4, Wednesday.blu teddy

My Blue Heaven

By Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.

Graham starts to worry when he realizes he is being interviewed for a job by his imaginary friend from childhood, who has now grown up.

Graham …… Chris Langham
Griselda …… Rebecca Front
Dottie …… Phillida Law
Laz …… Toby Longworth
Violet …… Polly Frame
Dr Bloom …… Jo Brookes

Directors Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.

BBC radio plays can be found at and are available for a week.