And Now on Radio 4 by Simon Elmes
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And Now on Radio 4
By Simon Elmes

And Now on Radio 4

A 40th Birthday Celebration of the World's Best Radio Station Abridged edition [CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]

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And Now on Radio 4 by Simon Elmes

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"And Now on Radio 4" offers an enthusiast's guide to the shows that have made Radio 4 what it is, and also explores some of the wonderful corners of the network's history that are long forgotten by all but a few. Who, for instance, now recalls Ronnie Barker's starring role on Radio 4 in a sophisticated cabaret-cum-sketch-show called "Lines from My Grandfather's Forehead"; what about Spike Milligan's intimate, soul-bearing account of his upbringing in colonial India, "Plain Tales from the Raj"; and who now remembers that "Start the Week" was once hosted by Russell Harty, a bit of programming compared by one insider to letting Graham Norton run Newsnight.In order to reflect the way devotees listen to Radio 4, the audiobook is organised not on simple chronological lines but in the form of a typical day. So the day evolves, from "Farming Today", through the daily feast that is "Today", through the morning menu of conversation, "Woman's Hour", documentary and comedy. Lunchtime brings "The World at One". The early evening, of course, yields "The Archers". And finally there's "Book at Bedtime" and "Sailing By". An addictive mix of history, biography, anecdote and occasional useless fact, this is the perfect audiobook for Radio 4 aficionados.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846571015
ISBN-10: 1846571014
Format: CD-Audio
(125mm x 142mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Random House Audiobooks
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Hello Again by Simon Elmes Hello Again, Paperback (June 2013)

Offers a history and a celebration of the many wonderful voices that were part of it: Marion Cran, who pioneered the first gardening programme in the 1920s; The Goons and Kenneth Horne, comedy greats of the 1950s; John Peel, Alan Freeman, Kenny Everett and other heroes of the pirate stations.

And Now on Radio 4 by Simon Elmes And Now on Radio 4, Paperback (July 2008)

Who is Radio 4's 'fourteen-stone budgie'? How did Phyllis Willis and Mavis Davis make announcer Charlotte Green lose her cool? What does 'Ruth' really think about The Archers? And who was the Spam Fritter Man, and what became of him? This guide answers these and many other questions about the world of Radio 4.

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Author Biography - Simon Elmes

Simon Elmes is Creative Director of the BBC's Radio Documentary Unit, where he oversees a wide range of programmes. He was Executive Producer of the long-running magazine Word of Mouth, from its inception until 2004. In 1996 it was awarded one of the world's premier broadcasting prizes, the Premio Ondas. Simon Elmes also produced the award-winning Routes of English, a 26-part series on the history of the English language, and has written four books to accompany the series. He also produced the 2005 series Voices.

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