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“Why I listen to BBC RADIO 4”

published 11/08/2000

INFORMATIVE CONVERSATION

OCCASSIONAL MUNDANE SERIALS

I often listen to BBC radio four. I really hate housework so to relieve the boredom I put the radio on. I prefer informative conversation to listening to music interrupted by adverts or mundane chat. Therefore radio four is my choice because intelligent dialogue, drama and comedy can stimulate me...

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“Radio 4 me”

published 17/08/2001

Interesting, informative and very entertaining.

Occasionally you do need a bit of music.

Most of my life I had listened to stations that dole out the same cheesy chart tunes, but not any more. I've seen the light (well OK heard Charlotte Green and Brian Perkins), and have converted to 'speech radio' This conversion started when I moved in with three friends acouple of years ago. We...

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“Varied and informative”

published 16/09/2000

Informative

bad reception in some areas

I only started listening to Radio 4 when I was doing some decorating, and digging the garden, but since then, I have tuned in almost every day. It seems that whenever I turn on the radio, there is something interesting on. Even if its about something I wouldn't normally be interested in, I find...

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“What Radio is For”

published 08/08/2001

informative and intelligent

sometimes tedious?

I have a confession. I am 23 years old and I am devoted to Radio 4. There, I have said it. Everyday I listen to Radio 4, let me guide you through my day and some of my favourite programmes. My day inevitably begins with the Today programme. This is where the nation's opinions are formed and the...

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“Test Match Splendid.”

published 25/09/2000

The only programme that I listen to on Radio 4 is TMS. This is because of my preference of Radio 5 Live. The TMS team however have been doing the best thing in cricket for years and I have now grown up with with a few fantastic voices. Since Channel Four took over the TV coverage, it is bliss to...

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Excellent

Outstanding news coverage

I can't listen to the whole thing!!

I've been tuning into the Today programme for a number of years now and there can be no question that you get some of the best national and international news coverage around. I enjoy the daily tussle between the presenters, most notably Mr. Humphries, and the various politicians on the scene. I...

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Excellent

Informative, interesting, funny, what more could y...

None I can think of

Radio 4, is in my opinion unique amongst radio stations, it is a blend of drama, comedy, news, and documentary. I can put it on at any point of the day, and normally the program will be of interest. A little about it: For those of you so inclined, radio 4 first aired on the 30th September 1967...

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“Varied Speech: BBC Radio 4”

published 30/10/2010

Over 99% Population coverage

The shipping forecast in the day is only on Longwa...

BBC RADIO FOUR >> QUALITY FREQ. Listening/Statistics OVERALL

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good speakers, balanced viewpoints

not enough time for speakers, too many quotes

This week Woman's Hour featured an item on witchcraft. This originated from the Harry Potter books, and explored whether Wicca (the proper name for witchcraft) set a good example for young people. As a practising Wiccan, I was concerned that my beliefs would be trivialised or unfairly presented...

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“Mostly excellent”

published 20/08/2000

Something for everyone

Bad choice of programmes for the 6.30pm weekday sl...

I have been a Radio 4 listener for over 25 years, and it has changed to keep up with the times, mostly for the good. However, I have a few moans. One is the scriptwriters for the Archers, who have, over the past couple of years almost destroyed the program with poor storylines. The other gripe is...

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“Pure Quality, give it a try”

published 12/07/2000

quality and wide choice

not much for kids

You really should give this radio station a try, although it has a middle aged, middle class image this is not the case. They have updated the schedules over the last year or so to give it a wide ranging appeal. The news and current affairs programmes are unbiased,well presented and they are not...

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Excellent

Much better than any TV soap

Scriptwriters seriously deteriorating

I have been an Archers fan since 1972 when a broken leg and a broken TV started me off listening to Radio 4. Over the years I have come to love the Grundy family, but I can only suppose that the latest generation of scriptwriters are determined to write them out of the programme. Maybe the story...

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“Today”

published 24/11/2000

Entertaining and useful; more pleasant than an ala...

Thought for the day

I suppose, being quite young and 'into' modern music, I'm meant to wake up to the screeching tones of Sara Cox and the like, but really the Today program is the best way to kick off the morning. I'm afraid I'm unable to comment on the first hour or so (!) but I can say that I find John Humphries...

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“Radio 4”

published 23/01/2008

Excellent programs of a wide variety of genres fro...

Nothing.

Radio 4 remains probably the best "talk" based radio station availabile in the UK today. The many local and "talk radio" type stations that have sprung up over the years still are not a patch on it, and if you get bored listening to music when you're in the car, Radio 4 provides some of the best...

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Excellent

“Dead Ringers”

published 27/07/2000

Tom Baker impression, occasional Charlotte Green i...

No Rob Newman

"Dead Ringers" - currently Friday evenings at 6.30pm, BBC Radio 4 - repeated Saturday lunchtime - is a masterpiece. To listen merely for the regular spoof Tom Baker 'phone calls (to BT Directory Enquiries - "Do you have a number for "The Master"") is a pleasure alone. There's also much to delight...

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