Reading Radio 4

Radio 4 is, in many ways, a kaleidoscopic daily discourse about what it is to be (or, for working-class listeners, to become) middle class: the language, values and interests of the latter class are everywhere on display in its output, ...

Reading Radio 4

This book is a study of contemporary Radio 4 output, covering the entire broadcast day. Radio is largely neglected by media and cultural studies. The small body of existing work on Radio 4 is predominantly historical, focusing on institutional history, or sociological, focusing on contemporary BBC editorial and journalistic practices. Reading Radio 4, by contrast, analyses contemporary Radio 4 programmes entirely from the point of view of today’s listener. Individual chapters correspond to all existing Radio 4 timeslots in the entire broadcast day of 19 hours 40 minutes, from 5.20am to 1.00am. The study, while academic in approach, aims to promote an informed and critical appreciation of Radio 4 for all listeners, as well as students of the media.

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Reading Radio 4
Language: en
Pages: 302
Authors: Macdonald Daly
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-01 - Publisher: Springer

This book is a study of contemporary Radio 4 output, covering the entire broadcast day. Radio is largely neglected by media and cultural studies. The small body of existing work on Radio 4 is predominantly historical, focusing on institutional history, or sociological, focusing on contemporary BBC editorial and journalistic practices.
And Now on Radio 4
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Simon Elmes
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11-10 - Publisher: Random House

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
For the Love of Radio 4 - The Unofficial Puzzle Book
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Neil Somerville
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-08 - Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

It’s more than just a radio station – Radio 4 is a celebration of curiosity, knowledge and entertainment, and it’s a beloved soundtrack to life for millions of Britons. But for the moments when you’re not tuning in, how about a puzzle or two to pass the time? From quizzes
For the Love of Radio 4
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Caroline Hodgson
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-06 - Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

Who were the original Goons? What is happening when presenters ‘crash the pips’? Which radio programme has featured guest appearances by the Duchess of Cornwall, Alan Titchmarsh, Mike Gatting and Kirstie Allsopp? From Farming Today at sunrise to the gentle strains of ‘Sailing By’ and the Shipping Forecast long after
Burning the Books: RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Richard Ovenden
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-03 - Publisher: Hachette UK

An unforgettable 3,000-year-old journey - from Mesopotamian clay tablets trying to predict the future, to Tudor book-hunters and Nazi bonfires, and on into the dangers of our increasingly digital existence, Burning the Books shows how the preservation of knowledge is vital for the survival of civilization itself. 'A wonderful book,