Radio in Production

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Copywriting Colour

BBC Radio 4
Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Black. A shade of each one has been the subject of intense copyright battles. The stories behind those battles MORE

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Americanize!

BBC Radio 4
Susie Dent, the countrys most famous lexicographer, argues that English, the language, no longer belongs to the English, the people. Radio 4 listeners should embrace the way English is changing. MORE

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The Real Summer of Love

BBC Radio 4
50 years on, historian Dominic Sandbrook punctures the myth of the Summer of Love, arguing that 1967 was a drab parade of schmaltzy hits, mass conformism and a notable lack of public nudity. MORE

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Coming Out of the Shadows

BBC Radio 4
Was the passing of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act the great liberating moment for homosexuals in the UK? Absolutely not. 50 years on, Peter Tatchell MORE

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The Times Cannabis Letter

BBC Radio 4
50 years on, Peter Hitchens confronts the celebrity signatories of a letter, published in The Times in 1967, which called for the legalisation of cannabis. MORE

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Is Uni Worth It?

BBC Radio 4
Sixth Former and award winning blogger Maelo Manning faces the biggest question of her life: is Uni worth it? Maelo goes on an investigative journey MORE

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The History of the Corridor

BBC Radio 4
You think the humble corridor has been with us forever. But not so: its a relatively recent innovation. MORE

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Building Britons

BBC Radio 4
David Cameron bulldozing 100 estates is not just the latest example of politicians and reformers trying to find new ways of housing the poor. MORE

Past Programmes

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Body Count Rising

BBC Radio 4
A pretty girl is attacked and murdered. Her naked corpse lies on a slab in the morgue. The start of any number of modern dramas. MORE

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The Unseen: A History of the Invisible

BBC Radio 4
In this series we explore the history of the invisible, arguing that it has always been a space where magic and science meet. MORE

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Mao's Little Red Book: A Global History

BBC Radio 4
50 years on from the Cultural Revolution, this programme explores the impact that Chairman Maos Little Red Book. MORE

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From Enlightenment to Entanglement

9pm Tuesday 1st September 2015 BBC Radio 4
Astrophysicist and science writer Dr Stuart Clark asks whether our increasing reliance on computers in scientific research is becoming an obstacle to progress. MORE

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The Lore of the Land

1.45pm 7th - 11th September BBC Radio 4
Folklore expert Dr Carolyne Larrington explores the distinctive figures of the British supernatural landscape and suggests ways in which the imaginary creatures still serve to mediate ideas. MORE

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Rewinding the Menopause

9pm 5th August 2015 BBC Radio 4
Dr Aarathi Prasad believes the menopause may soon be a thing of the past due to scientific and technological advances. MORE

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Brits Abroad

1.45pm 20th-24th July 2015 BBC Radio 4
Writer/commentator Sarfraz Manzoor travels to five European countries to investigate the lives of the Brits who live abroad MORE

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Promises, Promises - A History of Debt

BBC Radio 4
Anthropologist David Graeber explores the ways debt has shaped society over 5000 years in a series of ten highly acclaimed radio programmes MORE

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Alan Lomax: The Song Hunter

BBC Radio 4
Billy Bragg explores the political mission that lay at the heart of legendary song collector Alan Lomax's work MORE

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Hollow Earth, a travel guide

10.30am Saturday 11th April 2015 BBC Radio 4
Comedian Robin Ince takes us on a tour of a world beneath the earth's crust, exploring the history of Hollow Earth theory. MORE

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The Special Relationship Uncovered

Monday 23rd June 2014, 8PM, Radio 4
Peter Hitchens revisits the special relationship between the USA and the UK. MORE

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In Defence of Pushy Parents

wednesday 7th May 2014, 11am, Radio 4
Writer and broadcaster Rosie Millard mounts a spirited defence of pushy parents. MORE

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Stigma - A Political History

MONDAY 24TH MARCH 2014, 8AM, BBC RADIO 4
This programme examines the changing role of stigma in post war public policy. Combining interviews with politicians past and present, we assess how ... MORE

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In Defence of Bureaucracy

Tuesday 5th March, 2013, 9am, Radio 4
In this two part series, the former Cabinet Secretary, Gus O'Donnell, makes a provocative and passionate plea in which he argues that far from being the glue ... MORE

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Churchills Secret Cabinet

Saturday 6th July 2013, 8PM, Radio 4
In this programme, Andrew Roberts uses the discovery of a wooden cabinet containing hitherto unknown recordings of Winston Churchill's speeches and his ... MORE

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The Pregnant Brain

Tuesday 6th August 2013, 11AM, Radio 4
In this programme, we explore the work of neurologists and psychologists who are studying the changes that take place in a mother's brain over the course of ... MORE

The History of the Future

The History of the Future

Monday 10th September 2012, 1:45 pm, Radio 4
In this 10 part series we explore the way the future has been imagined through history from Ancient Greece to the modern day.. MORE

The Trouble with Moody Teens

The Trouble with Moody Teens

11th May 2012, 11am, Radio 4
With thousands of under-16s on anti-depressants and with mental health problems on the rise, Presenter Miranda Sawyer investigates. MORE

The Night of the Long Knives

The Night of the Long Knives

Saturday 7th July 2012, 8pm, Radio 4
50 years on, we tell the story of one of the most dramatic moments in British politics: Harold Macmillan's night of the long knives. MORE

No Extremists Please - We're British

No Extremists Please - We're British!

Tuesday 10th July 2012, 4pm, Radio 4
Trevor Phillips conducts a personal investigation into why extremist parties have never gained a significant electoral foothold in Britain. MORE

Mexico Rising

Mexico Rising

Monday 30th July 2012, 8pm, Radio 4
In this surprising and counter intuitive documentary BBC's Central America correspondent Will Grant explores Mexico's status as an emerging economic powerhouse.. MORE

The Global Gap: Mexico

The Global Gap: Mexico

Monday 3rd December 2012, 1:45 pm, Radio 4
This series features conversations between two people who do the same job, one in the UK and one in Mexico. MORE

The Global Gap: Turkey

The Global Gap: Turkey

Monday 10th December 2012, 1:45 pm, Radio 4
This series features conversations between two people who do the same job, one in the UK and one in Turkey. MORE

The Power of Om

The Power of Om

Sunday 17th July, 2011, Radio 4
The Reverend Richard Coles explores the world of spiritual sound and meditation. MORE

The Generation Gap

The Generation Gap

February, 2010, Radio 4
The Generation Gap is a long running series in which two people from different generations discuss a topic that reveals the changing nature of Britain. MORE

Sex, Porn and Teenagers

Sex, Porn and Teenagers

4th October 2010, Radio 4
Presenter Miranda Sawyer, herself a mother, investigates whether society and parents are aware of just what their children are getting up to and asks .. . MORE

McCarthy: There were Reds under the Bed

McCarthy: There were Reds under Bed

25th July 2010, 1.30 - 2 pm, Radio 4
The hunt for the so called 'Reds under the beds' during the Cold War is generally regarded as a deeply regrettable blot on U.S history... MORE

Bandits of The Blitz

Bandits of The Blitz

8th August 2010
With Britain at war and London under siege from the Luftwaffe, everyone's pulling together. Or are they? ... MORE

Hits of the Blitz

Hits of the Blitz

11th August 2010, Radio 4
Paul Morley tries to discover what people were really listening to during the Blitz of WWII, and finds that there is much more to it than 'We'll Meet Again'. ... MORE

The Blitz

The Blitz

5th September - 10th September 2010, Radio 4
A six part series in which well known presenters find out how their home towns were affected by the Blitz... MORE

Hitler�s Muslim Legions

Hitler's Muslim Legions

26th July 2010, 8 - 8.30 pm, Radio 4
This is the story of how tens of thousands of Muslims volunteered to wear the SS double lightning flashes .... MORE