Sacred Island Radio Play

7 October 2017 // Folklore //Radio

Hi Mathew and Jeff, Thanks for that wonderful review of Sacred Island earlier this year. It really was a great read: insightful, beautifully written and with more than one chuckle along the way (I loved the Britt Ekland aside, as her Wicker Man performance seems to have been a formative moment for us all.) I […]

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Recommended on R4

26 September 2017 // Radio

Some mighty good things have been going on over on Radio 4 in the last week. Firstly, Alice Oswald, beloved of this site, was announced as Radio 4’s poet-in-residence — and on the Autumn Equinox, no less. What a good bloody move. You can hear her reading specially commissioned poem ‘Almost as Transparent’ here. Secondly, […]

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Amy Liptrot on Tweet of the Day

28 August 2017 // Radio

Early risers rejoice: at 05:58 every day this week, you can hear the most marvellous Amy Liptrot on BBC Radio 4, talking about some of her favourite birds for 90 seconds. Each Tweet of the Day will begin with a call or song, followed by an ornithological snippet from Amy. And for those of you […]

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In the Dark: a Nesta Pain special

28 July 2017 // Radio

The latest tie-up between In The Dark and the British Library celebrated the work of little-known radio producer Nesta Pain. Cheryl Tipp reports back: Image courtesy of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Every now and then, the good people of In the Dark join forces with the British Library’s sound archive to deliver a curated evening […]

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BBC Radio 4 on International Dawn Chorus Day

6 May 2017 // Birds //Radio

Songbirds Special Stamps issued by Royal Mail to coincide with IDCD 2017 Tim Dee reveals how Radio 4 will be marking this year’s International Dawn Chorus Day: For six-and-a-half hours tonight – from 0030 until 0700 on the 7th May – BBC Radio 4 is priming its transmitters and turning over its schedule to eavesdrop […]

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