Posts Tagged ‘BBC Radio 4’

For the last two weeks I’ve been on holiday in Ireland, where I found my niche (if you can call a mainstream national radio station a ‘niche’) in RTÉ 2fm. 2fm is aimed at young people, although it doesn’t sound as youthful as Radio 1 here in the UK, and they play an awful lot […]

Fascinating episode of Crossing Continents last night. David Goldblatt investigated the commercialisation and gentrification of east Berlin, which threatens to force out the area’s artists, musicians and alternative culture. In one memorable scene, riot police come to raid a squat, but the protesters have filled the house from floor to ceiling with helium balloons. After […]

Brilliant to hear the corner shop sitcom Fags, Mags and Bags back for a fourth series yesterday. The local priest is away in Bangladesh, but he’s keeping in touch with Dave and Ramesh by postcard. Father Henderson says he’s established an informal confessional booth under a tree, but his parishioners’ confessions aren’t much to write […]

A 12 year old Swedish boy, Ollie Frisk, made an impression on The World Tonight last night. While he was skiing in Sweden, he accidentally disturbed a hibernating bear. It attacked him, biting his legs and clawing his back. Not only did Ollie manage to escape, but he was also able to tell presenter Ritula […]

Radio 4’s interview with Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl made me stop what I was doing and just listen this morning. He talked about being heartbroken at Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994, before adding, “I’m not really telling you the truth right now, you know. Why would I tell you how I honestly feel about something […]

Radio 4’s The Narrowcasters visits the Basque TV station, EITB, this week. The channel is described as one of the most important tools for promoting Euskara, a minority language spoken in the Basque Country, on the borders of Spain and France. That’s the overarching theme of my PhD research – how the media support speakers […]