Feedback

show more detailshow less detail

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
20021018
20021025
20021115
2003011020030112
2003011720030119
2003012420030126
2003013120030202
2003020720030209
2003021420030216
2003022120030223
2003022820030302
2003030720030309
2003031420030316
2003032120030323

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show with questions via email to feedback@bbc.co.uk.

2003033020030331
2003052320030525
2003053020030601

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show via email feedback@bbc.co.uk.

2003060620030608
2003061320030615

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag to air your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show with via email to feedback@bbc.co.uk..

Then News.

Contact the show via email to feedback@bbc.co.uk.

2003062020030622
2003062720030629

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show via email to feedback@bbc.co.uk.

2003070420030706
2003071120030713
2003072520030727
2003080120030803

Roger Bolton airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show with your questions via email to feedback@bbc.co.uk.

2004092420040926
2004100120041003
2004100820041010
2004101520041017
2004102220041024

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

2004102920041031
2004110520041107
2004111220041114
2004111920041121
2004112620041128
2004120320041205
2004121020041212
2005012120050123
2005012820050130
2005020420050206
2005020620050213
2005021120050213
2005021820050220
2005022520050227
2005030420050306
2005031120050313
2005031820050320
2005032520050327
2005051320050515
2005052020050522
2005052720050529
2005060320050605
2005061020050612
2005061720050619
2005062420050626
2005070120050703
2005070820050710
2005071520050717
2005072220050724
2005072920050731
2005092320050925
2005093020051002
2005100720051009
2005101420051016
2005102120051023
2005102820051030
2005110420051106
2005111120051113
2005111820051120
2005112520051127
2005120220051204
2006012020060122
2006012720060129
2006020320060205
2006021020060212
2006021720060219
2006022420060226

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show with your questions via email to feedback@bbc.co.uk.

2006030320060305

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show with your questions via email to feedback@bbc.co.uk.

2006031020060312
2006031720060319

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show with questions via email to feedback@bbc.co.uk.

2006032420060326
2006033120060402
2006051220060514
2006051920060521
2006052620060528
2006060220060604

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show with your questions via email to feedback@bbc.co.uk.

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

2006060920060611
2006061620060618
2006062320060625
2006063020060702

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show with your questions via email to feedback@bbc.co.uk.

2006070720060709

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

London: After the Bombs follows.

2006071420060716
2006072120060723
2006072820060730
2006092220060924
2006092920061001
2006100620061008
2006101320061015
2006102020061022
2006102720061029
2006110320061105
2006111020061112
2006111720061119
2006112420061126
2006120120061203
2007011920070121
2007012620070128
2007020220070204
2007020920070211
2007021620070218
2007022320070225
2007030220070304
2007030320070304
2007030920070311
2007031620070318
2007032320070325
2007033020070401
2007051820070520
2007052520070527
2007060120070603
2007060820070610
2007061520070617
2007062220070624
2007062920070701
2007070620070708
2007071320070715

Roger Bolton airs the public's views on BBC radio programmes and policy.

2007072020070722

Roger Bolton airs the public's views on BBC radio programmes and policy.

2007072720070729
2007080320070805
2007092120070923
2007092820070930
2007100520071007
2007101220071014
2007101920071021
2007102620071028
2007110220071104
2007110920071111
2007111620071118
2007112320071125
2007113020071202
2008011820080120
2008022920080302
2008032120080323
2008032820080330
2008050920080511
2008060620080608
2008070420080706
2008071120080713
2008092620080928
20081005
20081010
20081012
2008101720081019
2008102420081026
2008103120081102
2008110720081109
2008111420081116
2008112120081123
2009013020090201
2009022020090222
2009022720090301
2009031320090315
2009052920090531

Topics include MPs expenses and BBC pay; the end of Go4It, a tribute to Clement Freud and Bono's poetry.

2009071020090712

BBC Radio 4 controller Mark Damazer faces a panel of listeners and responds to their comments about the station.

Coverage of America, Thought For The Day and drama are among the issues raised.

Most people have heard of art preservation and architectural art preservation, but what about sound preservation? Feedback goes behind the scenes of a World Service project to preserve the disappearing sounds of the world.

Plus listener comments on BBC Radio.

2009071720090719

Today editor Ceri Thomas discusses BBC coverage of Afghanistan and we take a look at the surprisingly extensive criminal underworld of Ambridge.

2009100220091004

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.

Evan Davis talks about crashing the pips and listeners ask if former prisoners, such as Jonathan Aitken, should be the subject of sympathetic programmes.

We also have more of your comments on PM.

2009100920091011
2009101620091018
2009103020091101
2009111320091115
2009112720091129
20100129
20100131

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.

2010020520100207
2010021220100214
2010031220100314
2010031920100321
2010032620100328
2010040220100404
2010040920100411
20100418
20100425
20100502

Radio 4 controller Mark Damazer discusses drama, BBC cuts and whether or not he regrets dropping the UK theme.

Also on the programme, guests on Any Questions aren't supposed to know what's coming up.

But have they recently been getting briefed? Plus as ever, the best of your comments concerning BBC radio.

Producer: Brian McCluskey

A City Broadcasting production for BBC Radio 4.

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.

20100509
2010051420100516
2010070220100704
2010070920100711

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.

In Feedback this week; Roger Bolton speaks to the director of the World Service, Peter Horrocks.

Also on the programme, a Feedback listener, who wrote to us to protest the proposed closure of 6music tells us how he found himself making the case to save the station to the chairman of the BBC Trust, Sir Michael Lyons.

Plus as ever the prime pickings of your comments about BBC Radio.

Producer: Brian McCluskey

A City Broadcasting production for BBC Radio 4.

2010071620100718

The commissioning editor behind Radio 4's season of programmes 'London: Another Country?' answers the criticisms sent in by listeners.

Also on the programme, the editor of the World At One discusses their coverage of the Raoul Moat Story.

And was a recent edition of The Bottom Line biased in favour of GM food production?

Roger Bolton presents.

Producer: Brian McCluskey

A City Broadcasting production for BBC Radio 4.

Roger Bolton presents a selection of listeners' comments concerning BBC Radio.

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.

2010072320100725

Why did the Today Programme give Peter Mandelson so much airtime to plug his new memoir? What was BBC News thinking when they redesigned their website? And was Men's Hour worth waiting for?

Just some of the questions raised by Feedback's listeners.

Roger Bolton gets some answers.

Also on the programme, we hear listeners' suggestions for changes to the station which the new controller of Radio 4 could implement.

Producer: Brian McCluskey

A City Broadcasting production for BBC Radio 4.

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.

2010073020100801
2010080620100808
2010081320100815
2010082020100822
2010100820101010

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

Coinciding with the arrival of the new series of Feedback, is a new Radio 4 controller.

Is Radio 4 going to have a whole new sound? Will 'The Archers' go urban and 'Just A Minute' take an extra 30 seconds?

Keep your ear to the ground and let Feedback know what you think.

If you were the new controller, would you have some big changes to make? What's good and what's bad? Where should the investment be going, where is money being wasted?

This is the place to hear those at the top of BBC radio justifying their decisions.

If you hear something that riles you, let us know and we will take your opinions right to the top.

We will also be digging down into the mystery of the programme makers world.

Getting an idea of why things turn out the way they do, and giving you a chance to comment and offer suggestions on the way things are done.

So, get in touch.

If you have a complaint about a programme anywhere on BBC Radio, or perhaps thoughts on how something could be handled better, let us know.

Equally, if you've heard something brilliant, tell us.

We are also interested in your general views about how broader BBC decisions affect your experience as a listener.

You can contact us about everything from programme scheduling to management pay.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

What should Radio 4's new controller look to change? Email: Feedback@bbc.co.uk.

2010101520101017

Roger Bolton investigates why hundreds of you are up-in-arms over changes to the BBC radio message boards.

As the Commonwealth Games athletes head home armed with medals some Feedback listeners wonder if the BBC's coverage has been too negative.

The World Service is rumoured to be facing a 25% cut in its budget - but should we be funding a global network?

As the world is gripped by the Chilean miners' rescue, some listeners ask - were there too many BBC reporters there?

And as You and Yours celebrates its 40th birthday, we ask what makes a successful long-running radio programme and find out which ones you think are past their sell-by date.

Email us at: Feedback@bbc.co.uk

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Do programmes have a sell-by date? And message board mayhem - with Roger Bolton.

2010102220101024

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place for listeners to air their views on the things heard on BBC Radio.

Email the team: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2010102920101031

Roger Bolton asks whether this was the best week for the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to wash up on Kirsty Young's Desert Island Discs.

As Peggy learns to cut and paste on The Archers, Roger examines the BBC's role in Government backed education campaigns.

And after Richard Herring's endorsement - listeners are desperate to know how to get hold of this season's must have Radio 4 hoodie.

Email the team: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Roger Bolton investigates Desert Island Discs, the Archers and the art of scheduling.

2010110520101107
2010111220101114
2010111920101121

Roger Bolton asks Archers actor Ryan Kelly, who plays Jazzer McCreary in The Archers, if his character is a stereotype of a drunken Scottish ne'er do well.

Check out the new Archers website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/the-archers/

A listener takes your gripes about the iPlayer revamp to the top - and demands straight answers.

And reporting from Rangoon last weekend - why were some reporters named while others remained anonymous.

Jon Williams, the BBC's head of World News has the answer.

Email the team: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Racial stereotypes in The Archers? And iPlayer - making the unmissable - unfindable?

2010112620101128

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place for listeners to air their views on the things heard on BBC Radio.

Email the team: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations with Roger Bolton

2010120320101205

The BBC is the subject of its own news bulletins yet again.

Roger speaks to the BBC's deputy director of news to find out how BBC radio reacts to stories about the Corporation.

After a tense week in the Dontenville household, Radio 4 nut Heather and her Radio 1 loving stepdaughter Jenni reveal how they got on after a week of listening to each other's stations.

The BBC Trust is looking for new members for its Regional Audience Councils - it could be you!

Email the team: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

BBC in the headlines.

RadioSwap results.

How to have your say on the future of the Beeb.

2011012820110130

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

As the new series of Feedback begins, Radio 4 is settling into having a new controller.

Will we begin to notice Radio 4 developing a new sound? Will 'The Archers' go urban and 'Just A Minute' take an extra 30 seconds? Keep your ear to the ground and let us know what you think of what you hear.

This is the place to hear those at the top of BBC radio justifying their decisions.

If you hear something that riles you, let us know and we will take your opinions right to the top.

We will also be digging down into the mystery of the programme makers world.

Getting an idea of why things turn out the way they do, and giving you a chance to comment and offer suggestions on the way things are done.

So, get in touch.

If you have a complaint about a programme anywhere on BBC Radio, or perhaps thoughts on how something could be handled better, let us know.

Equally, if you've heard something brilliant, tell us.

We are also interested in your general views about how broader BBC decisions affect your experience as a listener.

You can contact us about everything from programme scheduling to management pay.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

So email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

A new series of Radio 4's forum for audience comment.

Email: Feedback@bbc.co.uk.

20110204
20110204

Peter Horrocks, the BBC's director of global news, talks through the implications of massive cuts to the World Service.

Plus your concerns about changes to music programming nationally and locally as Radio 2 moves Stuart Maconie and Mark Radcliffe across to 6 Music to make way for Jo Whiley. Are there too many American voices on Radio 4? And you suggest alternative futures for Nigel Pargetter in The Archers.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

So email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2011020420110206
20110211
20110211

Radio 4 is being encouraged to reach beyond its largely white, better off, southern audience by the BBC Trust. But you say don't change a thing. Roger Bolton unpicks the BBC Trust's report on Radio's 3, 4 and 7.

Listener Sasha Lubetkin visits the British Museum and the BBC's pronunciation unit to find out more about the BBC's role as defender of the English language.

Are The Archers getting too cosy with the Palace?

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2011021120110213
20110218
20110218

Roger Bolton visits in Salford with Feedback listeners Heather Howarth and Delphine Price to explore the Media City UK development. He asks them if moving more programmes to BBC North will make them more representative of northern life and whether they actually care where their programmes come from.

And down the road in Manchester, Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie are preparing to shift their popular evening banter on Radio 2 to an afternoon slot on 6 Music. Roger talks to the station's controller Bob Shennan about his decision and asks him if he's doing enough for older Radio 2 listeners.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2011021820110220
20110225
20110225

The candid confessional of an alcoholic doctor gripped listeners of Victoria Derbyshire's 5Live phone in last week. Lots of people praised the presenter's "sensitive handling" as listener "Rachel" talked about her long term battle with drink and depression. But what steps are taken to ensure that candid confessional is not just mass entertainment? Roger Bolton talks to Louisa Compton, daytime editor of 5Live.

How many BBC journalists does it take to report a revolution? Too many, say many Feedback listeners, who believe, for example, that Jim Naughtie's presence in Cairo for the Today programme was one too many. Roger talks to Fran Unsworth, the BBC's head of newsgathering who justifies the numbers.

And getting the accents right in BBC drama. At a time when the BBC Trust is encouraging Radio 4 to reach out further to listeners outside of London and the south east - should more care be taken over regional accents? We ask an expert linguist to listen to a recent afternoon play and give his verdict.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2011022520110227
2011030420110306

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment.

Presented by Roger Bolton.

2011031120110313

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment.

Presented by Roger Bolton.

2011031820110320
2011032520110327
2011052020110522
2011052720110529

The Moral Maze prides itself on robust discussion, but many listeners thought this week's programme was more about bad manners than reasoned argument.

Did they go too far? Or is all fair in love and debate?

Could Chris Evans be the saviour of children's radio? Quite possibly, judging by the massive response to his short story competition, 500 Words.

Ahead of next week's announcement of the winners, executive producer Helen Thomas reveals what it is about the Radio 2 Breakfast Show that appeals to all ages.

Inspired by all this youthful talent, Feedback is searching for the radio critics of the future.

If you are 13 or under do please write to us with your views on what you love - or hate - about anything at all on BBC Radio.

And local radio - what is it good for? Roger talks to David Holdsworth, who's in charge of all 40 of the BBC's radio stations in England to find out why we still need it in the internet age.

Contact the Feedback team to let Roger know what you'd like him to tackle this series about anything you've heard on BBC radio.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Was Moral Maze more bullying than serious debate?

Listeners' champion Roger Bolton is back with a new series of Feedback to put your criticisms, queries and concerns to BBC radio's top dogs.

It will be a long hot summer as BBC management chew over where the axe will fall to make savings needed - and staff at 5Live prepare to move to Salford but will the listeners hear any difference?

And Roger investigates threatened changes to BBC local radio and spends a morning with the Today team - can he get a word in edgeways?

Listeners' champion Roger Bolton is back to put your concerns to BBC radio's top dogs.

2011060320110605

Is local radio in England worth its £110 million budget? Roger returns to his home county of Cumbria to speak to listeners there about why their local BBC radio station is one of the most popular in the country.

And you wanted to hear more from Sharon Shoesmith, the former director of Haringey children's services.

Maybe you would have if it was someone other than John Humphrys interviewing her on The Today programme.

How many children listen to the radio in the middle of the night? None we hope, so why are so many of you being kept awake by CBeebies programmes at 2 o'clock in the morning? Radio 4's Network Manager Denis Nowlan explains.

And what exactly is a lamb bank? Well it helps save the lives of thousands of lambs each year - and there no bonuses involved.

Contact the Feedback team to let Roger know what else you'd like him to tackle this series about anything you've heard on BBC radio.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Roger Bolton assesses local radio.

What keeps you up at night - CBeebies?

Listeners' champion Roger Bolton is back with a new series of Feedback to put your criticisms, queries and concerns to BBC radio's top dogs.

It will be a long hot summer as BBC management chew over where the axe will fall to make savings needed - and staff at 5Live prepare to move to Salford but will the listeners hear any difference?

And Roger investigates threatened changes to BBC local radio and spends a morning with the Today team - can he get a word in edgeways?

Contact the Feedback team to let Roger know what you'd like him to tackle this series about anything you've heard on BBC radio.

Listeners' champion Roger Bolton is back to put your concerns to BBC radio's top dogs.

2011061020110612
2011061720110619
2011062420110626

What is the secret of making children's radio - which children actually want to listen to?

As listeners young and old object to the loss of much of BBC children's on-air programming, Roger Bolton asks Paul Smith, Head of Editorial Standards for BBC Audio & Music, if the BBC has given up trying to find an answer.

Gregory Watson, Managing Director of children's station Fun Kids and Susan Stranks of the National Campaign for Children's Radio add their views to the debate.

Does BBC 6 Music really offer an alternative to more mainstream stations? If so, why is it playing so much Coldplay? Bob Shennan, controller of 6 Music, defends the playlist.

And listeners have been concocting fake Radio 4 programmes on Twitter.

Apparently Feedback is 30 minutes of unbearable noise.

Contact the Feedback team to let Roger know what you'd like him to tackle this series about anything you've heard on BBC radio.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

What does the future hold for children's radio? And is BBC 6Music losing its edge?

Listeners' champion Roger Bolton is back with a new series of Feedback to put your criticisms, queries and concerns to BBC radio's top dogs.

It will be a long hot summer as BBC management chew over where the axe will fall to make savings needed - and staff at 5Live prepare to move to Salford but will the listeners hear any difference?

And Roger investigates threatened changes to BBC local radio and spends a morning with the Today team - can he get a word in edgeways?

Listeners' champion Roger Bolton is back to put your concerns to BBC radio's top dogs.

2011070120110703
2011070820110710
2011071520110717

Have BBC journalists overindulged in the Murdoch meltdown? Roger Bolton puts your thoughts to Mary Hockaday the head of the BBC newsroom.

What's your reaction to changes to the Radio 4 schedule? More news and more comedy? Roger finds out what's in store.

And "watching" the radio - more networks are wheeling in the cameras to get their guests and presenters on screen as well as on air. But why?

Contact the Feedback team to let Roger know what you'd like him to tackle this series about anything you've heard on BBC radio.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Murdoch news overkill? Watching the radio and more about changes to Radio 4 schedule.

Listeners' champion Roger Bolton is back with a new series of Feedback to put your criticisms, queries and concerns to BBC radio's top dogs.

It will be a long hot summer as BBC management chew over where the axe will fall to make savings needed - and staff at 5Live prepare to move to Salford but will the listeners hear any difference?

And Roger investigates threatened changes to BBC local radio and spends a morning with the Today team - can he get a word in edgeways?

Listeners' champion Roger Bolton is back to put your concerns to BBC radio's top dogs.

2011072220110724
2011072920110731

Listeners' champion Roger Bolton is back with a new series of Feedback to put your criticisms, queries and concerns to BBC radio's top dogs.

It will be a long hot summer as BBC management chew over where the axe will fall to make savings needed - and staff at 5Live prepare to move to Salford but will the listeners hear any difference?

And Roger investigates threatened changes to BBC local radio and spends a morning with the Today team - can he get a word in edgeways?

Contact the Feedback team to let Roger know what you'd like him to tackle this series about anything you've heard on BBC radio.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Listeners' champion Roger Bolton is back to put your concerns to BBC radio's top dogs.

2011091620110918

Listeners' champion Roger Bolton returns with a new series of Feedback in which conflict inevitably plays its part.

From seemingly wall-to-wall coverage of 9/11 to changes to the Radio 3 schedule, Roger hears your views.

Got eight hours plus to spare next week? Roger finds out more about the making of Russian wartime epic "Life and Fate" which takes up all of Radio 4's drama slots next week (apart from The Archers) and he finds out how you will be listening.

We'll also be asking if the BBC's new services for Libya are part of a Foreign Office political offensive.

And is the BBC trying to save money by recycling Philip Glass? Listeners wonder after the same piece pops up five times in one week.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Conflict over 9/11 coverage and changes to R3 schedule.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment.

Presented by Roger Bolton.

2011092320110925
2011093020111002

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment.

Presented by Roger Bolton

2011100720111009
2011101420111016
2011102120111023
2011102820111030

Why were listeners' views on the two biggest news stories of last week not covered in Any Answers? Roger Bolton asks the programme's editor Clare McGinn why calls on the row over the St Paul's protest, school results and downsizing of homes left no room for listeners' views on Gaddafi's death and the proposed EU referendum.

It's the beginning of the end for long wave.

Tens of thousands of small-time mariners, who can't afford expensive equipment and currently rely on hearing the Shipping Forecast on long wave, will have to find other ways of checking the weather once the signal is switched off.

Your verdict on Radio 4's new Sunday night schedule.

Finnemore fans call for a second series of his Souvenir Programme and mixed reviews for Tonight with Rory Bremner.

Producer: Karen Pirie

2011110420111106
2011111120111113

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment.

Presented by Roger Bolton.

The World at One now has 15 extra minutes to fill, following the shake-up of the afternoon schedule on Radio 4.

Some listeners are delighted - others less so.

Roger asks Nick Sutton, the programme's editor, what he plans to do with the time and how much investigation he has done into what the audience really wants to hear.

Feedback itself will be staying the same length, but the Friday edition moves to 4:30 in the afternoon.

The BBC Trust has launched a review into the impartiality of the BBC's reporting of the Arab Spring.

Alison Hastings, chair of the Trust's Editorial Standards Committee, explains the reasons for the review and the scope of its inquiry.

And a keen-eared listener who is also a ferret fan questions the identity of Eddie Grundy's ferret, Daphne.

Judging by the sounds she makes, he accuses her of being...

a guinea pig.

All will be revealed.

Presenter: Roger Bolton

What's in store for the new, longer World at One? Eddie Grundy's ferret causes concern.

2011111820111120
2011112520111127

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment.

Presented by Roger Bolton.

20120120
2012012720120129
2012020320120205
2012021020120212
2012021720120219

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton.

2012022420120226
2012030220120304

The fate of BBC local radio is once more under the microscope this week, as independent media consultant John Myers publishes his report on the best way to cut costs and keep quality. He recommends scrapping the plan to share afternoon programmes across regions, and suggests that cutting back on management could save two million pounds. Roger meets David Holdsworth, the controller of English Regions, to find out what this will mean for listeners.

As the BBC World Service turns 80, it has thrown open the doors to its news conference. For the first time the daily meeting where editors discuss the news agenda was broadcast around the world. Feedback went along to find out how much the great and the good consider what the audience wants to hear.

And do you know your Angry Birds from your Grand Theft Auto? On BBC Radio 4 a recent edition of Front Row focused on computer games. About time too said many listeners. So will there be more discussion of the topic in the future? Roger meets editor John Goudie to find out.

Presenter: Roger Bolton

Producers: Karen Pirie and Kate Taylor

A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4.

A new take on the future of BBC local radio. And should Radio 4 do more on computer games?

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Karen Pirie

2012030920120311
2012031620120318
2012032320120325

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton.

Who are all those people laughing on Count Arthur Strong's Radio 4 comedy show? Not Feedback listeners who want to know why he's still on air after seven series.

Listeners find all the spin and speculation ahead of Wednesday's budget a turn-off. Can't we just wait until we actually know what the Chancellor is going to say they wonder?

Paddy O'Connell opens the doors of Broadcasting House during a special recording of the programme at the More Than Words Festival in Bristol. But does anyone want to come in?

And are the pauses in The Archers getting longer and what could you fill them with?

Presenter: Roger Bolton

Producers: Karen Pirie and Kate Taylor

Listeners find spin and speculation about the budget a turn-off.

2012033020120401

Last week critics of Radio 4's Count Arthur Strong aired their views - and outraged his many fans. They contacted the programme in droves, demanding satisfaction.

So, in this week's programme the Count's supporters meet his detractors for a fight to the comedy death - well nearly. Which side will win? Is the programme Strong or weak? Roger Bolton officiates and there is a special appearance from Count Arthur himself.

Roger meets Today presenter Justin Webb and 5Live's Victoria Derbyshire to discuss the delicate art of interviewing ordinary people with extraordinary stories to tell.

And is In Our Time killing the past tense? By repeatedly discussing past events in the present tense, worried listeners feel that the programme may permanently mangle the language.

Presenter: Roger Bolton

Producers: Karen Pirie and Kate Taylor

A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4.

Fans of Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show fight back. And has R4 killed the past tense?

2012040620120408
2012041320120415

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton

2012060120120603

Roger Bolton on the future of local radio - are some subjects too personal for broadcast?

Have you ever listened to the radio and felt that what you were hearing was too private for broadcast?

In the first of the new series of Feedback, Roger is joined by a group of programme makers to discuss how they tread the line between gripping radio - and exploitation. Editor Philip Sellars discusses Radio 4's recent series The Trouble with Kane, which follows the treatment of a twelve year old boy arrested for cannabis possession. Editor Louisa Compton talks about Victoria Derbyshire's 5Live broadcast from an abortion clinic. And Foreign Correspondent Mike Thomson describes a harrowing interview with a woman who had suffered greatly at the hands of rebel Rwandan soldiers.

As the BBC's Delivering Quality First plans are finally approved, Feedback listener Andy Boddington asks the managing editor of his local station, BBC Radio Shropshire, what impact the cuts will have.

And we hear a plea for restraint in the face of the Jubilee jamboree.

Presenter: Roger Bolton

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4.

2012060820120610
20120610 (R4)

A look back at the BBC jubilee coverage, plus is the Archers endangered?

A right Royal let down? In this week's Feedback, listeners get the chance to express their views on the BBC coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. We hear from many of you who got in touch with the Feedback team to comment on the BBC's handling of the event across the main radio networks. Roger Bolton looks for answers from Alan Yentob, Creative Director of the BBC, and speaks to Kevin Marsh, a former Editor of Today, about how coverage of major events like this are planned.

Is Albert Square really coming to Ambridge? John Yorke, controller of BBC drama production, is acting editor of the Archers and his comments about darker storylines have sent ripples through the programme's loyal fan base.

And Roger talks to Tony Phillips, the Commissioning Editor behind BBC Radio 4's landmark series The Listening Project. The idea of capturing the nation in conversation has entranced many - but raised questions about scheduling and presentation.

Presenter: Roger Bolton

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4.

2012061520120617
2012062220120624
2012062920120701
2012070620120708
2012082420120826

Mistakes in the New Elizabethans series? Plus your verdict on the BBC's Olympics coverage.

Do you know which Hitchcock film features a scene set at the very top of the statue of Liberty? No? Well, according to several listeners the producers of Radio 4's landmark series The New Elizabethans don't either. Listeners think they have spotted a clutch of factual inaccuracies in the series.

In the first of the new series of Feedback, Roger asks the editor Andrew Smith if they are right. He also discusses the reservations of one listener who actually featured in the series, the New Elizabethan Professor Stuart Hall.

How is the BBC performing in the marathon that is this summer of sport? In the brief lull between the Olympics and Paralympic Games we hear your verdict on the coverage. And why were listeners abroad unable to hear many Radio 4 programmes when the Games began?

Plus the latest instalment of Operation Drop Out, and Feedback wants to have its very own jingle. All musical (and non-musical) styles accepted. Please send us your magnum opuses. Or should that be magna opera?

Presenter: Roger Bolton

Produced by Kate Taylor

A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4.

2012083120120902

Love at first sight for Woman's Hour and Men's Hour? Plus the Feedback jingle.

Is BBC radio suffering from an increase in technical problems? Many listeners think so, and over the last few months have sent in a flood of examples as part of Feedback's Operation Drop Out. Dropped lines, disappearing interviewees and correspondents who sound like Daleks. Roger asks technology controller Peter Coles what is going on. And the Today programme's Foreign Affairs Correspondent Mike Thomson reveals how a dropped line left him AWOL in North Korea.

History was made this week when Radio 4's Woman's Hour and 5Live's Men's Hour got together for a joint programme, broadcast simultaneously on both networks. Was it love across a crowded studio? And what did the listeners make of it? Roger gets the gossip from presenters Jane Garvey and Tim Samuels and editors Alice Feinstein and Gloria Abramoff.

In the hunt for Feedback's very own jingle, we reveal some lyrical, wry and frankly epic listener compositions. Do keep them coming.

And finally, we plan to hand a bound volume of your suggestions to the new Director General George Entwistle on his first day in the job, Monday 17th September. So let us know what you think should be in his in-tray.

Presented by Roger Bolton

Produced by Kate Taylor

A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4.

2012090720120909

It's gloves off at the Radio 2 playlist meeting, and just how should you say 2012?

When it comes to music, variety is the spice of life at BBC Radio 2. Its database of tracks carries some 14,000 hits from every decade since the 40s. But it's the network's much vaunted playlist that every band and musician is itching to get on. This list of around 30 songs guarantees regular plays on the BBC's most popular radio station. Every week the great and the good of BBC Radio 2 gather for the playlist meeting, and this week Roger gets in on the action. Will it be the end for The Beach Boys? Will rockstars Muse make it on? Or is there a surprise joker in the pack? Feedback finds out.

Roger will also talk to Radio 2's Head of Music, Jeff Smith, to discover just how the playlist is put together - and finds out what makes the ultimate Radio 2 song.

And listeners respond to Radio 4's Chain Reaction, the series in which public figures choose who they want to interview, with their subject, in turn, turning interviewer. Too chummy? Or entertaining, unguarded and revealing discussions? Roger talks to the programme's producers, and to interviewee, turned interviewer - Caitlin Moran (warning some answers may include Bernie Clifton and his ostrich).

And finally, you say twenty-twelve, I say two-thousand and twelve - let's call the whole thing off. Luckily the BBC Pronunciation Unit is on hand to help Roger out.

Presented by Roger Bolton

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4.

20120914

Were the Olympic and Paralympic Games just a crazy summer fling? Or will the enthusiasm of the audience have a lasting impact on the way BBC 5Live covers sport, particularly minority sport? Roger Bolton puts your questions to 5Live controller Adrian Van Klaveren. Roger also meets Breakfast presenter Rachel Burden, editor Scott Solder and 5Live's Head of News Steve Mawhinney to discuss what difference the move to Salford has made to the sound of the programme.

As Chris Moyles leaves the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, listeners want to know how different mornings will be with new presenter Nick Grimshaw at the mic. BBC Radio 1's Director of Programmes, Rhys Hughes, reveals all. And he addresses the pressing question of outrageous bias when it comes to selecting Breakfast presenters: why are so many from the North?

And as this week sees the announcement that BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day will not be opened up to non-religious speakers, Roger puts listener comments to Aaqil Ahmed, the BBC's Head of Religion and Ethics.

Presenter: Roger Bolton

Produced by Kate Taylor

A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4.

20120921

Serious news or tabloid tittle-tattle? Some Feedback listeners feel those photos of the Duchess of Cambridge got too much coverage on Radio 4's news output. Roger put your concerns to Mary Hockaday, Head of the BBC Multimedia Newsroom.

And the BBC's new Director General George Entwistle, barely settled behind his desk, finds Feedback knocking at the door with a bulging volume of listener comments and suggestions. Mr Entwistle has already announced that he holds the audience closest to his heart, so listen in George, the Feedback audience has plenty of ideas for you.

And a new era of the Radio 1 Breakfast show begins on Monday when Nick Grimshaw starts his reign. But what makes a great Breakfast Show? Feedback sends out a man well equipped to find out - avid Radio 1 fan, 16 year old Ollie Dean. Speaking to previous hosts Sara Cox and Tony Blackburn and the man brave enough to produce Chris Evans, Dan McGrath, Ollie uncovers some vital advice for new boy Nick.

And finally, have you ever wondered what happened to Tony Blackburn's on-air canine friend Arnold? Tune in to find out.

Presenter: Roger Bolton

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2012092820120930

Is an apology really an apology if you keep repeating the original offence? No it isn't, say many Feedback listeners. After security correspondent Frank Gardner told the Today programme about remarks made to him by the Queen, the BBC has apologised for a breach of confidence. But in this week's Feedback, listeners explain why they feel that by reporting the story, the BBC is in fact repeating the mistake.

Many, if not most listeners find it hard to hear a programme if speech is competing with music. So do producers really appreciate this fact when using music in programmes? Roger Bolton talks to Victoria Shepherd, producer of the series A History of the Future, about the thinking behind her use of music.

And Operation Drop Out is resurrected after a flurry of technical problems plague the networks. Radio 2 explains why programmes disappeared off air for over a minute, and Radio 4 goes one better with multiple glitches plaguing a recent edition of Any Questions. Feedback talks to the plucky announcer who kept the show on the road.

And is Ed Stourton "a plonker"? After mispronouncing the name of the Scottish town Banchory in a recent edition of Profile, many of its inhabitants think he might be. Do you know how to pronounce it?

Presented by Roger Bolton

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

20121005

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2012101220121014

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton

2012101920121021
2012102620121028

Your views on the BBC's Savile coverage, and how do you make a programme in a prison?

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2012110220121104
2012110920121111
2012111620121118

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations. Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

In a week when the BBC's own troubles have filled the schedules, what do you think of the way the Corporation has covered its crisis? Have programmes like Today, Call You and Yours and the Media Show restored your faith in the BBC's journalism or indulged in pointless navel-gazing?

Also, Feedback goes to the Radio Festival in Salford to participate in a session about the relationship between programme makers and their audience. The Festival was packed with industry types - but light on listeners. So we decided to take three listeners along to hear their views on the matter.

And as the BBC marks its 90th anniversary, the Radio 4 comedy The Golden Age satirises the early days of broadcasting. But some listeners felt that the comedy missed the mark and was inappropriate given the BBC's recent troubles.

Presenter: Roger Bolton

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

2013011120130113

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2013011820130120

The BBC is a commercial free zone so why do so many guests on BBC radio shows always seem to be plugging something? One Feedback listener tackles the BBC's Director of Editorial Policy and Standards, David Jordan, on the issue.

And are there enough female voices on the radio? Many of you don't think so. Earlier this week Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams acknowledged criticism that certain programmes were skewed overwhelmingly towards men. You highlight some of the worst offenders.

Also, how should BBC Radio deal with discussion of suicide? We hear your feedback on Will Self's controversial A Point of View, "Terminal Thoughts", and discuss it with the editor of the programme.

And Roger travels to the BBC Belfast newsroom as trouble returns to the streets.

Presenter: Roger Bolton

Producer: Karen Pirie and Katherine Godfrey

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Kate Taylor

2013012520130127

Why aren't there more female experts on BBC Radio programmes? Feedback puts your questions and comments to Philip Sellars, Editor of Documentaries at Radio 4, and Deborah Cohen, Editor of the Radio Science Unit. And we report from the BBC Academy's Women Experts Training Day, asking women themselves what they think is holding them back.

Too fast - and you're furious. We hear from listeners who scrambled to buy tickets to CarFest - the festival brainchild of Radio 2's Chris Evans - only to have their efforts thwarted by a technical hitch.

Also, who would you appoint as Radio 4's Writer-in-Residence? We hear from Feedback listeners who are dusting off their dictionaries in anticipation and speak to the BBC World Service's very own Writer-in-Residence, Hamid Ismailov, who has some advice for his future Radio 4 counterpart.

And, we give ourselves a slap on the wrist as we correct our grammatical faux pas.

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

2013020120130203
2013020820130210
2013021520130217

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton.

2013022220130224
2013030120130303

This week in Feedback, we ask whether listeners should be warned about strong language before it is broadcast. Many of you have written to us with your views on potentially offensive language, some in support of the realism swearing can provide, others saying there is no place for it on the wireless. But when Radio 4's Six o'clock news chose to broadcast a racially abusive term, it prompted you to ask why some programmes carry warnings ahead of transmission when others don't, and whether it is acceptable to remove a factual component of a news report. We took your questions to Richard Clark, editor of the Radio Newsroom, to hear how he makes these difficult decisions.

Also this week, could you make it onto the Radio 4 quiz Brain of Britain? When Barry Simmons, a star of BBC 2's Eggheads quiz, appeared on Brain of Britain, many of you questioned why someone who might be termed a 'professional quizzer' was allowed to appear on the long-running quiz. We asked Brain of Britain producer Paul Bajoria to explain how the contestants are chosen.

And how would you feel about starring in a new Radio 4 comedy? Well, if you were in the audience for late-night programme The Guns of Adam Riches, you might find yourself appearing in one of Adam's sketches which rely on audience participation. But how does experimental comedy establish itself amongst stalwarts such as Just a Minute or the News Quiz? To find out, Roger took two Feedback listeners along to meet Adam Riches and comedy producer Simon Mayhew-Archer.

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

2013030820130310
2013031520130317

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2013032220130324
2013032920130331

Confusion, frustration, abdication and revolution in this week's Feedback.

Vanessa Whitburn the longest-serving editor of The Archers is leaving after 22 years. She tells Roger about bullying from listeners, hints at plans for the Ambridge murder that never was and confesses that she often keeps quiet about her job for fear of being hijacked at social events.

Also this week, Radio 4 listeners have been treated to a series of five "playful and surprising audio interventions" - three-minute creations by contemporary artists. More like "baffling" and "bizarre" say many listeners. Tony Phillips the man who commissioned the works, explains the thinking behind them.

Is The Bottom Line too focussed on fat cats? In these times of austerity is there enough room on Radio 4 for the voice of rest of the workers? The programme's presenter Evan Davis takes it on the chin.

And why did Radio 4 ruin the afternoon of so many Formula 1 fans?

Presenter: Roger Bolton

Producers: Karen Pirie and Katherine Godfrey

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio.

2013040520130407

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2013041220130414
2013041920130421

The measles outbreak in South Wales has been near the top of the national news agenda for weeks. Time was that, whenever the MMR jab was mentioned, so too was the alleged connection to autism. Now, BBC reports state baldly that any suggested link has been "totally discredited". Are they right to be so categoric? Roger discusses the issue with the BBC's Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh.

What makes for a good "quizzer"? We go behind the scenes with Rufus Stilgoe as he prepares for his first appearance on Radio 4's Counterpoint.

Local radio listeners upset by their treasured evening shows being replaced by an All England Show go head-to-head with David Holdsworth, the BBC's Controller of English Regions.

And we're looking for your questions for Gwyneth Williams, the Controller of Radio 4. We'll be talking to Gwyneth in a week's time, so be sure to send us your questions as soon as possible. Some listeners will even be able to put their points to the Controller directly.

Presenter: Roger Bolton

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

2013042620130428

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This programme's content is entirely directed by you.

Producer: Kate Taylor

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2013061420130616

How easy is it to complain to the BBC? Your verdict on the revamped complaints system.

It's a year since the BBC introduced an improved complaints procedure. And the BBC Trust, which exists to protect the licence fee payers' interests, has just reported back on the new system. Their public consultation shows that most people now think the system is working well. But some Feedback listeners still think there's room for improvement. Roger Bolton speaks to BBC Trustee Richard Ayre, who is in charge of reviewing the complaints procedure.

And Richard Ayre gives the BBC Trust's view on the BBC's failed Digital Media Initiative (DMI). While we were off-air, the BBC announced that it was scrapping DMI after spending £98 million pounds on the five-year digital archiving project, a sum amounting to almost 700,000 licence fees.

Plus, which programme is sending feline Feedback listeners into a frenzy? Roger speaks to renowned wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson about this pressing issue.

And could you be our Tweet of the Week? We know you're the best radio reviewers around so we'd like you to tweet us on @bbcr4feedback with your most poetic, heartfelt, heated, and inventive reviews of BBC Radio, programmes and policies in 140 characters. If yours is selected as a Tweet of the Week you will win.absolutely nothing, except the undoubted admiration of other listeners, and our undying gratitude of course.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2013062120130623

This week Quentin Cooper presented his last edition of Radio 4's long-running science programme Material World. The Editor of BBC Radio Science, Deborah Cohen tells Roger why it was time for a change.

In the wake of our interview with BBC Trustee Richard Ayre about the BBC's loss of £98.2 million, we air your views on the decision to bring in outside investigators at further cost.

There was another story about BBC finances this week. But you might not have heard it. Listeners were surprised that the BBC did not report on revelations that it paid out £28 million of licence-fee payer money in payoffs over the last eight years.

Plus, OFCOM comes down on the side of listeners who complained about the use of a derogatory and discriminatory word during a Today programme interview.

Our reporter Karen Pirie mingles with the crowds at the Royal Cornwall Show to hear how BBC Cornwall interacts with its listeners.

Let sleeping dogs lie -the strange effect that Feedback has on listeners of particularly sensitive hearing.

And the moment you've all been waiting for...the announcement of our Tweet of the Week. We've been asking our loyal twitter followers on @BBCR4Feedback to tweet us their reviews of BBC Radio programmes that have caught their ear this week. If you hear something you loved or loathed tweet us your very best poetry and prose reviews and you could win: our gratitude; admiration; and the coveted title of 'Tweet of the Week' during next week's Feedback.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio. If you hear something that riles you, let us know and we will take your opinions right to the top.

We will also be digging down into the mystery of the programme maker's world, getting an idea of why things turn out the way they do, and giving you a chance to comment and offer suggestions on the way things are done.

So, get in touch. If you have a complaint about a programme anywhere on BBC Radio, or perhaps thoughts on how something could be handled better, let us know. Equally, if you've heard something brilliant, tell us.

We are also interested in your general views about how broader BBC decisions affect your experience as a listener. You can contact us about everything from programme scheduling to management pay.

So email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.

2013062820130630

Is any subject taboo for the Moral Maze? And do you like your radio recycled?

Is any discussion too adult for Radio 4? When the Moral Maze took on the subject of internet pornography, Feedback listeners were diametrically opposed on whether the discussion went too far. Roger Bolton talks to Moral Maze producer Phil Pegum about how and why he chose to tackle the subject, live on air, and when he has to intervene to rein in contributors.

Plus, Jazzer from The Archers and acting Archers editor Julie Beckett discuss the controversial outburst that has been the most talked about Radio 4 event this week.

Also this week: Radio 4's Recycled Radio has proved to be divisive - a type of Marmite radio - loved by many on Twitter but generally loathed by Feedback listeners. Roger puts your feedback to its producer Miles Warde and invites Radio 4 commissioning editor Mohit Bakaya and Wireless Nights producer Laurence Grissell to discuss experimental radio on Radio 4.

Last week the Editor of the BBC Radio Science Unit, Deborah Cohen, gave the reasons for the removal of Material World and its long-serving presenter Quentin Cooper. Many of you thought the reasons were less than satisfactory. We hear from those lamenting the departure of Material World and those who welcome the change.

And, a celebration of the bonkers in this week's Tweet of the Week. Every week we ask our Twitter followers on @BBCR4Feedback to tweet us their reviews of BBC Radio programmes that have caught their ear this week. If you hear something you loved or loathed tweet us your very best poetry and prose reviews and you could win: our gratitude; admiration; and the coveted title of 'Tweet of the Week' during next week's Feedback.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2013070520130707

Roger Bolton presents Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio. If you hear something that riles you, let us know and we will take your opinions right to the top.

We will also be digging down into the mystery of the programme maker's world, getting an idea of why things turn out the way they do, and giving you a chance to comment and offer suggestions on the way things are done.

So, get in touch. If you have a complaint about a programme anywhere on BBC Radio, or perhaps thoughts on how something could be handled better, let us know. Equally, if you've heard something brilliant, tell us.

We are also interested in your general views about how broader BBC decisions affect your experience as a listener. You can contact us about everything from programme scheduling to management pay.

So email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2013071220130714
2013071920130721

Roger Bolton presents Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio. If you hear something that riles you, let us know and we will take your opinions right to the top.

We will also be digging down into the mystery of the programme maker's world, getting an idea of why things turn out the way they do, and giving you a chance to comment and offer suggestions on the way things are done.

So, get in touch. If you have a complaint about a programme anywhere on BBC Radio, or perhaps thoughts on how something could be handled better, let us know. Equally, if you've heard something brilliant, tell us.

We are also interested in your general views about how broader BBC decisions affect your experience as a listener. You can contact us about everything from programme scheduling to management pay.

So email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2013072620130728

Roger Bolton presents Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This is the place to hear those at the top of BBC radio justifying their decisions. If you hear something that riles you, let us know and we will take your opinions right to the top.

We will also be digging down into the mystery of the programme makers world. Getting an idea of why things turn out the way they do, and giving you a chance to comment and offer suggestions on the way things are done.

So, get in touch. If you have a complaint about a programme anywhere on BBC Radio, or perhaps thoughts on how something could be handled better, let us know. Equally, if you've heard something brilliant, tell us.

We are also interested in your general views about how broader BBC decisions affect your experience as a listener. You can contact us about everything from programme scheduling to management pay.

So email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.

Feedback is a Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2013080220130804
2013080920130811

Roger Bolton presents Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This is the place to hear those at the top of BBC radio justifying their decisions. If you hear something that riles you, let us know and we will take your opinions right to the top.

We will also be digging down into the mystery of the programme makers world. Getting an idea of why things turn out the way they do, and giving you a chance to comment and offer suggestions on the way things are done.

So, get in touch. If you have a complaint about a programme anywhere on BBC Radio, or perhaps thoughts on how something could be handled better, let us know. Equally, if you've heard something brilliant, tell us.

We are also interested in your general views about how broader BBC decisions affect your experience as a listener. You can contact us about everything from programme scheduling to management pay.

Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2013081620130818

Oo-er missus. Is Radio 4 getting a bit too saucy for the school holidays?

On Monday evening, just as England bowler Stuart Broad was reaching the peak of a devastating spell, listeners to Radio 4 Long Wave were ripped from the action. They were plunged into the seven o'clock news followed by The Archers. Radio 4 Network Manager Denis Nowlan explains what went wrong.

Last week we announced that The Archers is to have a new editor - Sean O'Connor will take over in September. But this week some Archers' fans were turned off by a scene involving reunited lovers Helen and Rob.

And is the rest of Radio 4 over-sexed during the school holidays? Listeners have objected to sexual content in programmes such as The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sketchorama, and How to Have a Perfect Marriage, especially when children are more likely to be at home. Roger Bolton talks sex on the radio with Roger Mahony, Radio 4's Editor of Editorial Standards.

Over the course of this series of Feedback, we've heard from many listeners who still lament the loss of Radio 4 science programme Material World. Its replacement, Inside Science, has its fans, but the majority of Feedback listeners have not warmed to the programme during its first two months. We hear your opinions so far. And we'll be speaking the Editor of the BBC Radio Science Unit, Deborah Cohen, about Inside Science in the autumn.

Feedback listeners are extremely keen eyed and eared. We're sure you've checked this web text thoroughly for mistakes. And we certainly hope it adheres to the BBC's Style Guide, because this week Roger speaks to Ian Jolly, Style Editor for the BBC Newsroom in London. Listeners frequently write to us to note a perceived increase in Americanisms but what's the 'big deal'?

Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

20130823

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

Presented by Roger Bolton, this is the place to air your views on the things you hear on BBC Radio.

This is the place to hear those at the top of BBC radio justifying their decisions. If you hear something that riles you, let us know and we will take your opinions right to the top.

We will also be digging down into the mystery of the programme makers world. Getting an idea of why things turn out the way they do, and giving you a chance to comment and offer suggestions on the way things are done.

So, get in touch. If you have a complaint about a programme anywhere on BBC Radio, or perhaps thoughts on how something could be handled better, let us know. Equally, if you've heard something brilliant, tell us.

We are also interested in your general views about how broader BBC decisions affect your experience as a listener. You can contact us about everything from programme scheduling to management pay.

So email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.

Feedback is a Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2013101120131013

Is watching radio the future? And the Radio 3 film music season - blockbuster or flop?

This week the BBC Director General Tony Hall unveiled his vision for the future of the corporation. At its heart is technology. A new app called Open Minds will draw programmes from across the BBC's speech radio output and Radio 1 is to lead the way in becoming an audio-visual network with its own video channel on BBC iPlayer to host exclusive interviews and performances. We speak to the Controller of Radio 1 and 1Xtra about visualisation and whether the future of BBC radio depends on it.

But while Radio 1 is coming soon to a screen near you, some listeners have reached saturation point with the silver screen takeover of BBC Radio 3. As part of the BBC's Sound of Cinema season, the network has aired three weeks of special concerts celebrating film music and editions of regular programmes dedicated to cinema. They tell us it's been a blockbuster with their audience - but it's been a flop with some Feedback listeners.

And when Inside Science replaced Material World on Radio 4 in July, many Feedback listeners were up in arms. But just how different is it to the old programme? We join presenter Adam Rutherford and his team to find out.

Also, newsreader Neil Sleat has his moment in the spotlight as he reveals the inner workings of the newscaster's brain when faced with pronouncing a 35 letter Hawaiian name, live on air. Twice.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2013101820131020

Should climate change sceptics be given airtime? Where has CBeebies radio been hiding?

Does the BBC still need to balance climate change science with sceptical views on the other side? After the World At One gave airtime to a climate change denier, Bob Carter, Feedback listeners questioned whether this was impartiality gone mad. We speak to Professor Steve Jones, who wrote a report for the BBC Trust on the impartiality and accuracy of the BBC's science coverage, about where to draw the line.

Nobel Prize winners, top-selling novelists, former presidents and Russell Brand. There's stiff competition for a place on Desert Island Discs. Regardless of the guest, the much-loved series rarely causes Feedback listeners to comment, but when naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham was castaway with Kirsty Young last week, many wrote to say how moved they were by his honesty and refreshing musical choices. We hear Chris' view of the experience.

Also this week, have you heard CBeebies radio? No? Well neither had any of the parents surveyed in a recent BBC Trust review into children's services. Feedback reporter Catherine Carr visits four mums who have agreed to give it a go.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2013102520131027

Morwenna Banks on her radio drama that stopped listeners in their tracks.

In this week's Feedback, Roger Bolton speaks to the BBC's Director of Editorial Policy and Standards, David Jordan, about 'due impartiality' in climate change coverage.

And writer Morwenna Banks explains why she chose radio to tell a powerful story of friendship in the face of breast cancer. Her Radio 4 Saturday Drama Goodbye starred acting heavyweights Olivia Colman and Natascha McElhone as Lizzie and Jen, two friends struggling to say goodbye after Lizzie's terminal diagnosis. It left many Feedback listeners astounded by its realistic and emotional portrayal of the situation.

We revisit our listener panel of four mothers in Cambridge to find out how they got along when they tried to find and use CBeebies Radio. A recent BBC Trust survey found that not one parent they spoke to knew how to access the CBeebies radio service - did the Feedback mothers fare any better? And Roger speaks to the Controller of CBeebies, Kay Benbow, to find out what they are doing to publicise CBeebies Radio.

And from Raa Raa the Lion to Reith - we hear from some Feedback listeners' views on Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2013110120131103

Why GF Newman's The Corrupted took over the Afternoon Drama slot for two weeks.

Has Radio 4 been taken over by corrupting influences? Author G F Newman's The Corrupted has aired every weekday for the past two weeks in the Afternoon Drama slot, usually the place for one-off plays. Some listeners are not happy about it, especially with the sexual and violent content of the drama that some feel goes too far for broadcasts during half term. We talk to Radio 4's Commissioning Editor for Drama, Jeremy Howe, about why he felt the The Corrupted was worth 7 hours of airtime over just two weeks.

Jane Garvey joins Roger Bolton to discuss issues raised by her recent Radio 4 series Getting On Air, which charts five landmark moments in the history of women in broadcasting. Is there now true equality in radio?

Plus, two Bobs for the price of one on Radio 2. When the clocks went back early on Sunday morning, listeners expecting an extra hour of Whispering Bob Harris got more than they bargained for when two different parts of the programme played out over each other for twenty minutes. So what went wrong and what's to stop it happening again?

And your thoughts on Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures ahead of our interview with Commissioning Editor Mohit Bakaya next week. You can send your questions and comments about the Reith lectures to us using the usual contact methods.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2013110820131110

Is Grayson Perry a tough act to follow? We ask the Reith Lectures commissioner.

The last of the Reith Lectures was delivered earlier this week. Grayson Perry's series of four lectures on the world of contemporary art has had, in the words of their Commissioning Editor, 'by far the most response ever for a series of Reith Lectures'. Feedback has received many letters of congratulations for Grayson Perry but some listeners question whether the programmes have been in keeping with the Reith Lectures' reputation for showcasing the thoughts of 'significant international thinkers'. We ask Mohit Bakaya, the Commissioning Editor for the Reith Lectures, why he chose Mr Perry and whether anyone can now follow him?

Last week we spoke to Radio 4's Drama Commissioner, Jeremy Howe, about why the network decided to air G.F. Newman's The Corrupted over ten consecutive editions of the Afternoon Drama, especially given its violent and sexual content. This week, many of you wrote to heap praise on the series and the experimental scheduling. But some listeners were deeply disappointed that the first five of the episodes disappeared from BBC iPlayer before the series ended.

Too late for fans of The Corrupted, but changes to BBC iPlayer are afoot which will mean that many programmes remain available for thirty days. We speak to the Controller of Multi-Platforms for BBC Radio Mark Friend to find out more.

And it's one of the most coveted slots on Radio 4, so how do authors and publishers get picked for Book of The Week? Roger Bolton speaks to the Commissioning Editor for the series, Jane Ellison.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2013111520131117

Was last week's edition of Radio 4's Profile programme sexist? Some Feedback listeners have accused the programme of just that after a profile of the new Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, featured numerous references to her cooking and baking abilities. In this week's Feedback, the Editor of Profile, Richard Knight, defends the programme.

Roger Bolton also speaks to Ric Bailey, the BBC's Chief Political Advisor, about the challenges facing the Corporation in the lead up to the Scottish Referendum. How can it ensure impartiality in its coverage? The BBC Trust has launched a 12 week consultation seeking views on the BBC Executive's proposed additional guidelines for reporting on the referendum. Visit the BBC Trust website to find out how you can have your say.

Also this week, meet the new generation of Just A Minute panellists who are giving Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, and Graham Norton a run for their money on Radio 4 Extra's Junior Just a Minute.

And a radio fan digs out a rare edition of Feedback from almost exactly thirty years ago and finds an unexpectedly topical item about Radio 4 continuity announcer Susan Rae.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Was Radio 4's Profile programme sexist? And BBC impartiality for Scotland's referendum.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

20131122

Radio 4's Mastertapes returned for a third series last week, with John Wilson talking to musicians about a career-defining album in front of a live audience. The series began with Robbie Williams discussing his debut solo album Life Thru a Lens. But would the programme be more at home on a music network like Radio 2 or 6Music, rather than Radio 4? Roger Bolton talks to the series producer Paul Kobrak about the place for a programme like Mastertapes on a speech network.

When Any Questions visited the historic Chartwell House for last Friday's broadcast, presenter Jonathan Dimbleby was cut off just as the programme began, only to return seemingly on the telephone. And later in the week, James Naughtie was oblivious that he had dropped off the air for twelve seconds during the Today programme. Is Radio 4 the victim of sabotage or is there a ghost in the machine?

There is a takeover happening at the Beeb - some lucky listeners will be invading studios, cropping up as the voice of 'Previously on PM', and even visiting Ambridge (or at least the studio where The Archers is recorded). They're the winners of charity auctions to raise money for Children in Need. But some listeners wonder whether this type of fundraising is unfair to those without large sums of money to spare and ask whether a lottery would be fairer. Roger Bolton speaks to Children in Need's Head of Editorial, Gareth Hydes.

And we're looking for your questions for the Controller of BBC Radio 2, Bob Shennan. He'll be joining Roger Bolton next week to hear your comments and answer whatever you'd like to ask him. So please send your thoughts to us using the usual contact methods.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2013112920131201
2013120620131208
2013121320131215
2014020720140209

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014021420140216

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014022120140223

Anger over Today's science coverage. Plus, Brits who? We're at the Radio 2 Folk Awards.

The Today programme says its "fair, balanced and impartial" in its science coverage. The statement came in response to comments after interviewing former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Lawson, a climate change sceptic, alongside Sir Brian Hoskins, Professor of Meteorology and Director of the Grantham Institute of Climate Change at Imperial College. Today was the cause of further frustration on Monday when many listeners felt a story about genetically modified potatoes had no opposing side represented. We speak to some of those listeners about Today's coverage of controversies in science.

British success at the Sochi Winter Olympics has created added interest in the games - as well as an 'enthusiastic' response from TV commentator Aimee Fuller to snowboarder Jenny Jones' bronze medal win last week. But what about radio coverage from Sochi? We'll be asking the Head of BBC radio sport, Richard Burgess, why 5Live Sports Extra has been quiet throughout the games when listeners have an appetite for more from Sochi.

The BBC's Director of Television, Danny Cohen, has promised no more all-male comedy panel shows. We find out from the Radio 4 Commissioning Editor for Comedy whether Radio 4 will also go so far as to ban all-male comedy shows.

And Feedback listener and folk music enthusiast Diana Butler takes us behind the scenes at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards to find out whether the network is pushing this once niche music into the mainstream.

Producers: Karen Pirie and Katherine Godfrey

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2014022820140302

Listen to this week's Feedback with the lights on because we're talking horror. Radio 4 has just broadcast an adaptation of The Exorcist, the 1971 novel which tells the story of the possession and battle for a little girl's soul and became an infamously head-spinning 1973 film. With demonic possession and very strong language, Radio 4's version was hardly a bedtime story, despite its 11pm slot. So why did they do it? And are the pictures scarier on the radio? Roger Bolton speaks to The Exorcist producer Gaynor MacFarlane and Radio 4's Commissioning Editor for Drama, Jeremy Howe.

Also, what does power really mean? We'll be speaking to the editor of Woman's Hour Alice Feinstein about the launch of this year's Power List. And we'll hear why forensic science can be incredibly moving.

We also discover what happens when a 21-year-old listener plays Roger Bolton for the day? Radio 1Xtra fan Claire Bynoe is our guide to Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Access All Areas - a month-long audience takeover that's seen young people controlling everything from DJs to playlists and watching and listening from all angles. Claire was one of a few listeners chosen to take part in Access All Areas Studios, which gave them the chance to do whatever they wanted in a BBC studio for an hour. She'll be putting Radio 1/1Xtra editor Rebecca Frank and producer Aled Haydn-Jones in the hot seat.

Producers: Karen Pirie and Katherine Godfrey

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014030720140309

Amidst a sea of glitz and glamour at last Sunday's Oscars, one other moment stood out. It was BBC arts and entertainment correspondent Colin Paterson's appearance on the Today programme, live from the red carpet. Colin's attempts to grab the attention of U2 singer Bono, live on the programme has been the talk of Twitter, media commentators, and BBC 5Live. But some Feedback listeners were not amused. Colin Paterson tells us what happened.

Also, you can normally set your watch by the 8.30am switchover from the Today programme to Yesterday in Parliament on BBC Radio 4 Long Wave. But on Tuesday morning it failed to appear. Why? And did this break the BBC's Agreement to "transmit an impartial account day by day of the proceedings in both Houses of Parliament"? We speak to Peter Knowles, Editor of BBC Parliamentary programmes.

And Roger Bolton visits the BBC Radio 4 Sunday morning programme Broadcasting House to find out whether your emails really get read and how much they influence the programme. He'll be interrogating their inbox and speaking to presenter Paddy O'Connell and the BH team.

And a listener remembers a terrifying voice from broadcast history.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014031420140316

Is anyone at the BBC listening? This week we'll be talking to John Humphrys about whether liberal bias at the BBC has put it out of step with public opinion, and whether anything is changing. And there's a tale of sabotage and sacrilege in a Lincolnshire abbey.

In an interview with this week's Radio Times, John Humphrys admitted the BBC had, in the past, been wrong in its coverage of immigration and Europe. "We weren't sufficiently sceptical - that's the most accurate phrase - of the pro-European case. We bought into the European ideal". And he went on to say that the BBC has been "grotesquely over-managed". Roger Bolton asks John what has changed and whether BBC presenters should criticise their employer.

Roger's also been brushing up his Welsh this week to speak to the Editor of Programmes for BBC Radio Cymru, Betsan Powys. Following a dispute with Welsh musicians and a fall in listener figures, BBC Radio Cymru, the only national Welsh language radio station, decided it needed to start listening to its audience. After months of conversations with listeners, Radio Cymru has re-launched with a dramatic shake-up to its schedules. Will it work? And will they still be listening now they've made the changes?

And our quest to find the very first bells broadcast on the BBC takes us to a small town in the Midlands to hear a listeners' fascinating tale of a nefarious plot to foil the broadcasters.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014032120140323

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014032820140330

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014040420140406

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014041120140413

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014041820140420

It's the most popular programme on Radio 4 by far, the flagship Radio 4 news programme, which begins the day for more than seven million listeners. No programme attracts more correspondence from Feedback listeners than Today.

This week Feedback puts some of that correspondence to Jamie Angus, who's been Editor of the programme for almost nine months. In his first radio interview, Jamie deals with listener complaints including an interview in which presenter Evan Davis continually interrupted politician Iain Duncan Smith, a Today item with the victim of an acid attack, and the question of balance on climate change. He also sets out his vision for Today.

The BBC iPlayer App is a popular device for radio listeners wanting to 'tune in' on the move, via their tablets and phones. But recent changes to the way it works have left many Feedback listeners unhappy. One of them is Nick Gilbody. He took up Feedback's invitation to come to London and meet Roger Bolton, as well as the man responsible for making sure the app is coming up to scratch, Andrew Scott, General Manager of Radio - BBC Future Media. But does the encounter solve his problems, and leave him a satisfied Feedback customer?

We'll also be travelling to Emmanuel Church in Didsbury near Manchester, to meet the team who produce the world's longest-running daily non-news radio show. The Daily Service has brought Christian worship to BBC listeners since 1928. We hear from the singers, the presenter and producer who decide on the themes for worship, and the music at the programme's heart.

Producer: Lizz Pearson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014042520140427

With The Archers taking a dramatic turn this week (switch off if you don't want to hear a spoiler before the omnibus on Sunday!), listeners question its recently appointed editor, Sean O'Connor, about whether he's making their favourite programme too tabloid. Are some characters undergoing personality transplants? And why, on Good Friday, were some Archers listeners left upset by what they felt was an irreverent approach to the Passion story?

Also this week, we hear from just some of the many listeners who felt that BBC Radio news went over the top with the story that Manchester United manager David Moyes' had been sacked. Football fans and phobics alike want to know why it was placed at the top of bulletins and news programmes throughout the day, rather than in the sports bulletin.

And Roger Bolton pays a visit to the nerve centre of BBC Radio 4 Extra to find out how they resurrect the radio legends of the past. The predominantly archive station is in its second decade, so are there still treasures to be found in the BBC archives? And is some comedy from a different era too offensive to be broadcast?

It's our last programme of this series but please keep your comments and questions about BBC Radio coming in. We'll be back in the summer.

Producer: Lizz Pearson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014062020140622

Fans of Radio 2's Alex Lester, the self-professed Dark Lord, are in open revolt at the news that he's being moved from his midweek early morning slot to the weekend. They're also angry that his old slot is to be filled with repeats. In the first programme of the new series, Roger Bolton talks to BBC Radio 2 Controller Bob Shennan about his decision to reduce the station's live broadcasting through the night.

Also, is the BBC responsible for some of UKIP's recent successes by giving the party too much coverage? Ric Bailey, the BBC's Chief Political Adviser, takes us through how the corporation aims to ensure impartiality in its political reporting.

Roger will also be investigating the mysterious case of Radio 4's missing shipping forecast and why the Radio iPlayer catch-up service has been cut from smart TVs. And we'll be going behind-the-scenes to find out about "lost" BBC archive programmes sent in by members of the public.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2014070420140706

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014071120140713

Nigel Havers on WATO, comedy and cancer and eating on the radio.

The editor of The World at One answers listeners' complaints about his programme's interview with the actor Nigel Havers, there's Radio 4's new comedy series about cancer survivors, and the dos and don'ts of eating on the radio.

Feedback received many emails this week from listeners who question The World at One's decision to interview actor Nigel Havers about the integrity of his aunt Baroness Butler Sloss and her appointment to lead a government inquiry into child sex abuse. Was it a case of celebrity leakage? The programme's editor Nick Sutton answers his critics.

Also, should we be laughing at cancer? Some listeners are turned off by the new radio comedy Bad Salsa which looks at dancing and cancer survivors. Roger discusses the thinking behind the programme with the writer Kay Stonham and producer Alison Vernon-Smith.

And we consider the art and perils of eating on the radio with Woman's Hour presenter Dame Jenni Murray and the broadcaster Simon Parkes.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2014071820140720

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014072520140727

What happened to BBC iPlayer? And was Moral Maze just a slanging match?

Last weekend many radio listeners were looking forward to catching up on all the programmes they'd missed during the week using the BBC iPlayer. But they found programmes were mysteriously unavailable. In some cases they remained so until Monday afternoon. What went wrong and should the BBC have done more to communicate about the problem? Roger Bolton speaks to the BBC's Mark Friend, the Controller for Radio and Music Multiplatform.

The panellists on this week's Moral Maze had no problems communicating - in fact, many listeners felt they came across all too loud and clear. Feedback received complaints about the overly combative atmosphere during a debate on 'Just War and Gaza'. Roger asks the programme's producer Phil Pegum whether the moral complexities of the argument were drowned out by what one listener described as "childish squabbling".

What makes a great radio double-act? Feedback visits the Test Match Special commentary box to find out what makes the apparently fractious duo of Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew tick.

The BBC published its annual report this week which showed that viewing and listening figures were dropping, particularly among young people. And accusations of South-East bias reared their head again, which comes as no surprise to some of our listeners.

Also - there's the Twitter phenomenon started by a Feedback listener - #EatyTalky.

Producer: Will Yates.

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2014080120140803

Listeners' views on the BBC's coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continue to dominate our inbox. There are allegations of bias on both sides - the BBC coverage is accused of being too pro-Palestinian and too pro-Israeli. But how easy is it to accurately report the conflict on the ground from within Gaza? Roger Bolton speaks to the BBC's chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet.

Also this week, should history stay in the past? John Humphrys and Melvyn Bragg have gone head-to-head over the use of the present tense to describe historical events. Matthew Parris, who presents Radio 4's long-running biographical series Great Lives, was among the first to criticise this seemingly modern fad. But is it actually a new thing? And can it be an effective tool for bringing the past to life? Matthew gives his view.

And Roger joins the gardeners of Cumbria on board the M V Teal on Windermere for a special recording of Gardeners' Question Time. The chairman, Eric Robson, is celebrating 20 years of presiding over the gardening queries of the nation, but what's in his garden? And how do the panel of Bob Flowerdew, Pippa Greenwood, and Bunny Guinness prepare for any question that the audience might throw at them? Find out how an audience of 150 gardeners, perhaps more used to being close to the earth, take to the water. You can hear the special edition of Gardeners' Question Time on Friday 8th August at 15.00 and repeated on Sunday 10th August at 14.00 on BBC Radio 4.

Finally, are Sandi Toksvig and her News Quiz panel taking up raving? The problems with the BBC iPlayer continue.

Producer: Katherine Godfrey.

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Lyse Doucet on reporting from Gaza. And we question the Gardeners' Question Time team.

2014080820140810

On 4th August 1914 Britain entered World War I. The BBC marked the date with a variety of programmes exploring the history of the conflict and by broadcasting commemorative ceremonies. Many listeners were moved by the coverage, others questioned whether it was too jingoistic, while some wonder whether the level of analysis is sustainable for the next four years.

Also this week, Roger Bolton meets his teenage crush - Carol Tregorran from The Archers, played by film star Eleanor Bron. Carol hasn't been heard in The Archers for 34 years, but how long will she be staying this time?

And Roger is in Glasgow meeting journalists at the BBC headquarters at Pacific Quay on the day of the first televised debate of the Scottish Referendum campaign. With just six weeks to go before the people of Scotland cast their vote, Roger asks Scotland Correspondent Colin Blane and Special Correspondent Allan Little whether they can give their listeners inside and outside of Scotland the information they want and need. He also meets Louise White, presenter of BBC Radio Scotland's phone-in programme Morning Call, and BBC Scotland political editor Brian Taylor who deals with allegations of bias from both sides.

Marcus Brigstocke has dealt with plenty of allegations of bias for his brand of close-to-the-bone political satire. His Radio 4 comedy series The Brig Society returned this week and already listeners are divided over whether his analysis of the European Union was refreshingly witty or wilfully one-sided. Which side are you on?

Producer: Lizz Pearson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014100320141005 (R4)

Has a summer of tough foreign news had you switching off the radio? The Editor of the Today programme, Jamie Angus, talks to Roger Bolton about his plans to bring a greater range of approaches to telling international stories. The aim is to give audiences a broader view of life in countries which are more often in the news for conflict or disaster - but is it sugar-coating the news for listeners?

Mud-slinging or mediation? What's the best way to debate? Many Feedback listeners tell us they want more measured, discursive debate - especially on important issues. Matthew Taylor, who's used to holding his own on the Moral Maze, has been presenting Agree to Differ in which he asks contributors to seek common ground in their argument. He debates the subject with the boss of Any Questions, Clare McGinn.

And why is You and Yours being cut short for a World War I drama? The 500-part, four-year-long serial Home Front is knocking twelve minutes off the consumer affairs programme each day. Will You and Yours ever gets its missing minutes back? Roger asks Radio 4's Head of Planning and Scheduling, Tony Pilgrim.

Produced by Will Yates.

A Whistledown production for Radio 4.

2014101020141012 (R4)

Good news. You now have 30 day to catch up on radio programmes using iPlayer. Andrew Scott, the General Manager of radio and music for BBC Future Media joins Roger Bolton to discuss the changes.

Musician, writer, broadcaster - Jarvis Cocker can seemingly turn his hand to anything. But can he combine his intimate late-night delivery of Radio 4 programme Wireless Nights with the full force of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra? Kate Taylor takes us behind the scenes at the rehearsal to meet Jarvis along with the Wireless Nights producer Laurence Grissell and the General Manager of the BBC Philharmonic, Simon Webb.

The battle for the 12 o'clock slot on Radio 4 continues. You and Yours listeners are still reeling from losing a quarter of the consumer affairs programme each day to make space for Home Front, Radio 4's landmark 500-part drama about the First World War. But while Home Front is taking a break there's a new series called '21st Century Mythologies' in its place. Every day Peter Conrad focuses on a different example of popular culture - including Nando's, Apple computers and the Kardashians - echoing the French semiotician Roland Barthes' Mythologies 60 years earlier. Clever cultural commentary? Some listeners are not convinced.

And listeners react to an item on Today in which Sarah Montagu interviewed a woman who had married herself.

Produced by Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2014101720141019 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014102420141026 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014103120141102 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2014110720141109 (R4)

Rediscovering Hancock's Half Hour. And why some Archers addicts say they will switch off.

Dramatic storylines and racy relationships are continuing to cause a stir among Archers fans. Now the actor who plays the sausage king Tom Archer has been deposed, some listeners are threatening to switch off altogether.

There were 103 episodes of Hancock's Half Hour recorded in the 1950s. However, 20 episodes are missing from the BBC archives. Now, five of them have been brought back to life in new recordings of the original scripts. Giving a voice to the many voices of Kenneth Williams is actor Robin Sebastian. But which of all Williams's classic characters is his favourite? And what is it about this comedy that makes audiences still laugh sixty years on?

And is the British coverage of German history too focused on conflict? One programme setting out to change this is Neil McGregor's 30 part series 'Germany: Memories of a Nation'. It's been well received by most listeners though some feel repeating it three times a day was a bit much. Commissioning Editor Jane Ellison and the programme's producer Paul Kobrak discuss how and why the series was made.

Produced by Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2014111420141116 (R4)

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat has been found in breach of both Ofcom and BBC Editorial Guidelines for its broadcast of an interview with a member of ISIS. The item was considered inappropriate under BBC standards for Impartiality and Harm and Offence. Richard Ayre, the Chairman of the BBC Trust's Editorial Standards Committee, explains the ruling.

Radio 1's iPlayer video channel launched this week. It's the station's latest effort to engage with the smartphone generation. The BBC's Head of Visual Radio gives his vision for the future of Radio 1.

Radio 4 is also trying a bit of radio visualisation with a number of short-form animations to complement its History of Ideas series. A Feedback listeners' panel gives its verdict.

The former Home Secretary David Blunkett was on World at One this week - not to discuss any great affairs of state, but to give his thoughts on The Archers. Though many Feedback listeners share his concerns at the soap's current direction, others said that a serious news programme was not the place to cover such trivialities.

And Feedback listener Tony Harwood, gives a behind the scenes account of his time as a BBC page boy in the 1950s when one of many perks was the chance to watch live recordings of Hancock's Half Hour.

Produced by Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2014112120141123 (R4)

Will You and Yours return to its full length? And Feedback in 60 seconds.

Since August, listeners to Radio 4's You and Yours have had their daily diet of consumer and social affairs cut by 12 minutes - in the first place to make way for the opening salvoes of Radio 4's 600-part World War 1 drama Home Front. Since then a number of mixed programmes have occupied the slot - with mixed responses from Feedback listeners. Are these bite-size portions the future of radio? The Commissioning Editor, Mohit Bakaya, explains his thinking for the future of the slot.

How does the BBC gauge the views of the silent majority who never make direct contact with the BBC or Feedback? Elizabeth Lane, Research Manager for Radio 4 and 4 Extra, has the answers.

As he grows a beard and takes on the bushtucker trial, is Michael Buerk living up to his surname down under? And do his reality TV antics really deserve a nightly slot on Radio 4?

Catch-up radio on the BBC's TV iPlayer becomes even harder to access for some listeners. First it was lost from smart televisions and now it's no longer available on TV set top boxes. So what's going on - and when will the service return to normal?

And comedian Jake Yapp gives us his version of Feedback in 60 seconds.

Produced by Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4

Kashmiri novelist Mirza Waheed talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel The Book of Gold Leaves which is a love story set against the backdrop of war.

2014112820141130 (R4)

The BBC World Service is now funded by the licence fee which means the UK public is now paying for a service that many rarely use. Roger Bolton talks to the service's outgoing director, Peter Horrocks, about the challenges facing his successor.

Radio 4's PM programme continues to keep its audience up to date with Michael Buerk's progress on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. Many listeners love these light-hearted jungle moments; many others feel they have no place in a serious news programme. PM's editor Joanna Carr defends the programme's character and explains why the esteemed presenter of the Moral Maze is fair game for a bit of leg-pulling.

As part of Listeners' Week, Radio 4's In Our Time asked for suggestions for the topic of this week's programme. Roy Bailey and Lauren Hall's idea of Franz Kafka's The Trial was chosen from over 900 entries. They give their verdict on the programme, and Melvyn Bragg and his producer Tom Morris talk to Roger about what made Roy and Lauren's Kafkaesque proposal stand out.

Produced by Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2014120520141207 (R4)

What do you really think of Radios 4 and 5 and their extra bits? The BBC Trust wants listeners' input for a major review it's conducting. But will your views change anything? Trustee Elan Closs Stephens tells Roger Bolton why reviews like this matter.

Radio 4's World War 1 drama Home Front is set to run for four years and a total of approximately 600 episodes. Roger goes on a behind-the-scenes tour of the epic production and puts listeners' questions talks to the series editor Jessica Droomgoole and producer Lucy Collingwood.

Jarvis Cocker took the Radio 4 audience back to primary school with his Archive on 4 on the well-loved programme "Singing Together". It was a weekly broadcast that started in 1939 and quickly became a treasured musical memory. But most of the broadcasts have been lost. We hear from Feedback listener Christopher Goodman who has succeeded where the BBC failed - in saving a little bit of our musical heritage for posterity.

And Archers Addicts question the point of a radio drama where the actors' voices are far too similar.

Produced by Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2014121220141214 (R4)

Roger Bolton talks to investigative journalist Tom Mangold about The Silent Conspiracy, a programme he first began working on 35 years ago. The programme concerned Jeremy Thorpe, the charismatic leader of the Liberal Party between 1967 and 1976. Thorpe's political career was overshadowed by scandal when he was accused of conspiring to murder Norman Scott - a man who claimed to have been his lover at a time when homosexuality was illegal. He was acquitted of conspiracy to murder but soon withdrew from public life.

The day after he died last week, Radio 4 broadcast The Silent Conspiracy, in which veteran BBC journalist Tom Mangold uncovered an alleged establishment conspiracy to protect Jeremy Thorpe's career and reputation. Many listeners questioned the tone and timing of the programme. Roger talks to Tom about the making of the programme and why he felt it was in the public interest.

Michael Buerk has survived life in the Australian outback and returned as chair of Radio 4's Moral Maze. To welcome him back, his programme team chose reality TV as the subject for the last episode in the series. Not letting him escape the spotlight, Buerk was declared a star witness. But after frequent updates of his jungle antics on the PM programme - was this an in-joke too far?

What does it take to find "extraordinary stories and remarkable guests"? Roger goes behind-the-scenes at Saturday Live to discover how they blend celebrity interviews and inheritance tracks with tales straight from listeners' mouths.

And more musical archives are restored following last week's revival of Radio 4's Singing Together.

Produced by Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2014121920141221 (R4)

Gwyneth Williams is in her fifth year as the controller of Radio 4 and has made her mark with various radical changes - including bringing a former Eastenders' producer to The Archers, cutting 12 minutes from You and Yours and bringing visualisation to a variety of Radio 4 programming.

For the final episode of this series, Feedback listeners speak directly to the Controller and give their views on the network. Loyal Archers Addicts ask how much free rein the editor should have when many listeners are unhappy with the programme's current direction.

Gwyneth is also asked whether there is a theme to the daily '12 o clock slot' that has divided listeners, and whether 15 minute programmes are long enough to over complex topics.

Radio 4's leap towards a dazzling digital future is also put under scrutiny as a listener asks whether radio programmes truly benefit from visual elements.

And how tight is her Radio 4 budget for programmes, given that even more cuts are coming soon?

Producer Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations.

2015021320150215 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

2015022020150222 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

2015022720150301 (R4)

Coverage of Natalie Bennett's 'brain fade', and listeners bid farewell to Face the Facts.

Next week sees the last ever episode of Radio 4's long running investigative series Face the Facts. Radio 4 says it's part of an ongoing effort to cut costs. Presenter John Waite recounts his most memorable moments during his 30 years on the frontline of investigative journalism.

The Green Party was hoping to launch their election campaign in a blaze of positive publicity earlier this week. But after leader Natalie Bennett experienced what she called an "excruciating mind blank" in an interview, the story took a very different direction. The BBC ran the story throughout the day - but was this too much coverage of Bennett's 'brain fade' at the expense of serious analysis of party policy? Katy Searle, the Editor of Political Newsgathering for BBC News, explains why the story deserved its airtime and place on the news agenda.

And while the rest of the BBC is giving up on broadcasting children's radio, BBC Radio Cymru has launched Tic Toc, a new programme aimed at a younger audience. Can Radio Cymru find success where others have failed? Head of Radio Cymru, Betsan Powys, explains what makes her venture different.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2015030620150308 (R4)

Is there a formula to successful comedy on Radio 4? Before leaving her post as Commissioning Editor of Comedy on Radio 4 and 4Extra, Caroline Raphael talks about her 17 years in the job and reveals which hugely successful comedy almost didn't make it to air because the Controller of Radio 4 at the time turned it down.

Also, the debate over the licence fee has been ignited by a report from the Commons Media Select Committee. It suggests replacing the licence fee with a universal levy for all households. Listeners are divided over the issue and Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster in London breaks down the pros and cons of the different ways the BBC might be funded in the future.

And on New Year's Day, a number of listeners were dismayed by their favourite Radio 4 programmes being moved to long wave to accommodate ten hours of War and Peace. Partly, they were concerned about the reception quality on long wave. This prompted vintage radio aficionado Sean Stevens to get in touch to set the record straight about what he sees as the joys of long wave.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2015031320150315 (R4)

After a year and half in the driving seat for Radio 4's beloved radio soap opera The Archers, editor Sean O'Connor has created controversy amongst some dedicated listeners - with debate over a number of cast changes and the playing out of a Biblical flood over a week of programmes. This week, Sean O'Connor came into the Feedback studio to answer listeners' questions and comments.

C2C, the Country Music Festival, was held in London last weekend bringing the sounds of Nashville to a UK audience. This prompted BBC Radio 2 to launch a pop-up music station playing wall-to-wall Country music which was on-air for just four days. Radio 2 Controller Bob Shennan explains why they did it and whether they'll do it again.

And after last week's discussion on how the BBC should receive its funding in future, listeners respond to news from the National Audit Office that the corporation will face more spending cuts.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

2015032020150322 (R4)

Reporting from Putin's Russia and Radio 4's Listeners' Election.

On this week's programme with Roger Bolton: the BBC's Moscow Correspondent Sarah Rainsford on reporting from Putin's Russia, the Trust's review of BBC music radio and Radio 4's Listeners' Elections.

It's less than 50 days to go until this year's General Election and BBC Newsrooms are delving into the big issues of the economy and immigration. But now, Radio 4 wants to break down the election issues that matter most to its audience. The station is launching 'The Listener's Election'. It calls for listeners to submit stories that put the election campaigns into a more personal context. The BBC's Political Correspondent Chris Mason, who's behind the project, tells Roger how he hopes to reflect the UK's key concerns.

Should Radio 1 and 1xtra be making moves towards including more speech in their output? Does Radio 2 need to vary its specialist music programming? And is Radio 3 starting to sound like Classic FM? These are some of the points raised in the BBC Trust's review of all six music stations. The findings of the review have now been published and Roger talks to BBC Trustee Nick Prettejohn about the review.

The journalists' lobby group Reporters Without Borders ranks Russia at 152nd out of 176 countries in its Press Freedom Index and the Russian authorities seldom if ever talk to foreign press reporters, so how hard is it for the BBC's Russian correspondent to report accurately? Sarah Rainsford talks about the challenges of her job.

And the BBC's School Report set a group of Sussex school children the challenge of turning a newspaper headline into a radio drama. We get a sneak preview of a Royal Pain in the Parkside which finds Prince Harry pursuing a new career - on a caravan site.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

2015032720150329 (R4)

Roger Bolton goes behind the scenes at BBC Westminster to see how they're gearing up for the 2015 General Election. He talks to Katy Searle, the Editor of Political News about the pressures on journalists, while Deputy Political Editor James Landale reveals how he got a headline story from Prime Minister David Cameron.

And changes to the layout of the BBC news website have dismayed some Feedback listeners who feel they are being force fed certain stories. Robin Pembrooke, the General Manager for News Products, supervised the revamp and explains how the BBC is adapting to changes in the way people access information.

After nearly 50 years, a radio institution is coming to an end in July. The Radio 1 Chart Show has been a fixture on Sunday evenings since 1967 but Radio 1's controller Ben Cooper has announced the programme is moving to Friday afternoons and being shortened. He says he had little choice after the Official Charts Company announced they were going to release the chart on Fridays - making a Sunday show seem a little late. Music journalist Pete Paphides gives Feedback his personal memories of a childhood obsession with the Charts.

Producer: Will Yates

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

2015040320150405 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20150410
20150417
20150417

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20150424

2015042420150426 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20150424

20150424

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20150424

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

2015061920150621 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

2015062620150628 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20150703

Roger Bolton looks at the battle for control of language.

More than 120 MPs have written a letter to the BBC's Director General calling for an end to use of the name "Islamic State" in news reporting. David Cameron is among those calling for a change of terminology, saying that many Muslims recoil from the name. Radio 4 and World Service listeners tell us what they think the BBC should call the group and consider whether a change in terminology would weaken Islamic State, or weaken the BBC's impartiality.

There are also concerns about the terminology used by the BBC when reporting immigration. Roger investigates whether listeners' concerns are about inaccuracy or the potential for stoking animosity.

The biggest job in BBC Radio Comedy - the host of The News Quiz - has gone to Miles Jupp. But what do our listeners think of the new appointment, and can Miles fill Sandi Toksvig's tiny shoes?

Miles is a household name for Radio 4 listeners but BBC Radio is also on the lookout for new talent with the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Awards. Roger speaks to Marcus Brigstocke and Angela Barnes to find out what it takes to make it in the world of radio comedy.

And why, why, why, did Tom Jones' song Delilah offend one of Feedback's listeners? Roger speaks with Jeff Smith, Head of Music at BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, to find out how the BBC approaches older songs covering potentially controversial themes.

Producer: Katherine Godfrey

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

20150710

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20150717
2015072420150726 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20150731

2015073120150802 (R4)

Roger Bolton explores religious broadcasting on radio. As the UK becomes more spiritually diverse and increasingly secular, how should the BBC approach religious news and worship?

Since its birth in the 1920s, the Corporation has always produced religious content, with programmes focussed primarily on Christian worship during the early days. Ninety years later, the religious makeup of the country is far more diverse and complex, so is the BBC keeping up with the times when it comes to spiritual matters? We ask listeners whether they think religion still has a place on the BBC, and how a national broadcaster should reflect faith and worship across different religions.

For some Feedback listeners, religious output is extremely important - for others, it is outdated and inappropriate. Roger discusses these views with Religious Affairs correspondent Caroline Wyatt, Editor for Religion and Ethics in BBC Regions, Ashley Peatfield, and Head of Radio for BBC Religion and Ethics, Christine Morgan.

The subject of Religion is not just confined to specialist programming. Outside of people's personal worship, religion plays a significant role in social and political affairs both on the international and domestic stage. So how well does the BBC tackle religion when it comes to news and current affairs?

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the UK, but while coverage and debate around the Islamic faith is fairly common on Radio 4, Muslim worship is rarely heard. So how well does wider BBC Radio serve its Muslim listeners? Feedback visits BBC Radio Sheffield, which runs Ramadan programmes during the Holy month.

Producer: Karen Pirie

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20150807

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20151009
20151009

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20151016

2015101620151018 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

2015101620151018 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20151016

20151016

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20151016

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20151016

2015101620151018 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

2015101620151018 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20151016

20151016

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20151016

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20151023

2015102320151025 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

2015102320151025 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20151023

20151023

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20151023

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20151030

2015103020151101 (R4)

Spicy Woman's Hour chat, coverage of the Middle East, and local radio goes viral.

20151030

20151030

With violence escalating in recent weeks between Israelis and Palestinians, the conflict is once again high on the news agenda. Coverage of the story is always scrutinised strongly and this week we'll hear from listeners who allege biased reporting about both sides. But can such a long-running and complex conflict be fairly covered in a forty second news bulletin? Roger Bolton speaks to Kevin Connolly, the BBC's Middle East Correspondent.

When The Daily Mail's cartoonist Stanley "Mac" McMurtry appeared on Midweek, he discussed the nature of modern satire with Libby Purvis. But during a discussion about political correctness, he used an outdated term to describe ethnic minorities that some consider offensive. Should Libby Purves have stepped in and corrected him on air?

When Erica Jong was invited on to Woman's Hour, many listeners expected a steamy listen. And the author did not disappoint. Presenter Jane Garvey's attempt's to reel it in were in vain, so was it a little too much for a morning during half term? Listeners didn't seem to think so. Roger speaks to Jane Garvey about a truly memorable interview and how you know when you've stepped over the line.

And last week Radio Solent broadcast an item about love in later life, and a lonely 95 year old local man, Bill Palmer, was one of those to call in. Within an hour of the call, Bill was in the studio, speaking directly to Solent's listeners. His story of elderly isolation touched many - it spread online and quickly went global. Roger speaks to Chris Harris, the executive producer on the day, and Chris Osborn, one of those who called in.

Producer: Katherine Godfrey

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

20151030

With violence escalating in recent weeks between Israelis and Palestinians, the conflict is once again high on the news agenda. Coverage of the story is always scrutinised strongly and this week we'll hear from listeners who allege biased reporting about both sides. But can such a long-running and complex conflict be fairly covered in a forty second news bulletin? Roger Bolton speaks to Kevin Connolly, the BBC's Middle East Correspondent.

When The Daily Mail's cartoonist Stanley "Mac" McMurtry appeared on Midweek, he discussed the nature of modern satire with Libby Purvis. But during a discussion about political correctness, he used an outdated term to describe ethnic minorities that some consider offensive. Should Libby Purves have stepped in and corrected him on air?

When Erica Jong was invited on to Woman's Hour, many listeners expected a steamy listen. And the author did not disappoint. Presenter Jane Garvey's attempt's to reel it in were in vain, so was it a little too much for a morning during half term? Listeners didn't seem to think so. Roger speaks to Jane Garvey about a truly memorable interview and how you know when you've stepped over the line.

And last week Radio Solent broadcast an item about love in later life, and a lonely 95 year old local man, Bill Palmer, was one of those to call in. Within an hour of the call, Bill was in the studio, speaking directly to Solent's listeners. His story of elderly isolation touched many - it spread online and quickly went global. Roger speaks to Chris Harris, the executive producer on the day, and Chris Osborn, one of those who called in.

Producer: Katherine Godfrey

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

20151106

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20151113
2015112720151129 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20151211

Radio 4's forum for listener comment.

20151218
20160219

Radio 4's forum for audience comment.

20160311
2016031820160320 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for audience comment.

20160527

Radio 4's forum for audience comment.

2016060320160605 (R4)

Radio 4's forum for audience comment.

20160603

Radio 4's forum for audience comment.

20160603

*2008020120080203
*2008020820080210
*2008021520080217
*2008022220080224
*2008030720080309
*2008031420080316
*2008052320080525
*20080601
*2008061320080615
*2008062020080622
*2008072520080727
*2008091920080921
*20081003
*2008112820081130
*2009020620090208
*2009021320090215
*2009032720090329
*2009041020090412
*2009060720090612

Richard Tait, chairman of the BBC Trust's Editorial Standards Committee, answers listeners' criticism of their decision to censure a report and an article by Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen.

The executive editor of Saturday Live discusses that programme's interview with Lynndie England, one of the prison guards who featured in the notorious pictures taken at Abu Graib prison in Iraq.

The makers of The Complete Smiley discuss the making of Radio 4's new adaptations of the books of John le Carre.

Including a response to the BBC's decision to censure a report and article by Jeremy Bowen

*2009062820090703
*2009072420090726

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue producer Jon Naismith speaks to Roger Bolton about the experience of returning to the airwaves without Humphrey Lyttelton.

We also go behind the scenes at Test Match Special.

On the next edition of Feedback we will be assembling a panel of listeners to raise their concerns about the BBC to the chairman of the BBC Trust, Sir Michael Lyons.

While Sir Michael does not run the BBC, he is the chairman of the group which supervises the corporation on behalf of license fee payers.

Technically speaking, the BBC has to do what the BBC Trust says, and the BBC Trust has to do what you say.

Is it doing that? If we can remind you;

Mark Damazer has already said on air that the BBC Trust is examining the possibility of adding humanist voices to Thought for the Day.

Should they be doing that?

The BBC Trust have recently suspended bonuses for senior BBC staff; there has been no comment about the salaries of the on air talent though.

Are presenters paid too much? Should their salaries be made public?

The potential DAB switchover in 2015 will affect many listeners.

The Trust has vigorously opposed the suggestion that BBC license fee should be shared with other broadcasters to make local news.

But have they said much regarding DAB?

The Trust recently examined radio provision for young people.

Their findings were positive but are children actually well served on radio?

Radio 2 and 6 Music's remit are being examined by the Trust.

Will this lead to change at the two stations? Would you want it to?

If you feel strongly about these topics, or any other, then please email us and we will be in touch.

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue producer Jon Naismith speaks to Roger Bolton

*2009073120090802

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.

Sir Michael Lyons, chairman of the BBC Trust, faces a selected panel of Feedback listeners and addresses their concerns about topics including presenter salaries, Thought For The Day and the 2015 DAB switchover.

*2009092520090927

Roger Bolton asks the editor of PM to answer charges that the programme is turning into a light entertainment show, valuing listeners' opinions more than its own journalists' reporting.

*2009110620091108
*2009112020091122
*2009120420091206

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.

*2010021920100221
*2010022620100228
*2010030520100307
* *2008012520080127
* *2008062720080629
* *2008071820080720
* *2009030620090308
* *2009032020090322
* *2009040320090405
* *2009061420090619
* *2009062120090626
* *2009091820090920

Roger Bolton is joined by Bob Shennan, the controller of Radio 2 to discuss Terry Wogan, Jonathan Ross, Chris Evans and the station's music policy.

* *2009102320091025
* * *2008051620080518
03/07/2009 *20090705

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy, including:

Has 5live's coverage of Wimbledon focused too much on the action around the tennis courts, as opposed to on it?

Was the coverage of the death of Michael Jackson too extensive?

And just how fantastic was weather forecaster Tomasz Schafernaker's slip of the tongue when he tried to describe the muddy site of Glastonbury?

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.

06/02/200920090208
20/01/201220120122

Radio 4's forum for audience comment. Presented by Roger Bolton

BBC White Paper: Your Views20160513

This week the government released its long-anticipated white paper setting out its views on how the BBC's charter should be reformed and implemented over the next eleven years. Listener discuss their questions and concerns with Roger Bolton and Colin Browne from the Voice of the Listener and Viewer - from how the 'distinctiveness' of the BBC will be measured to a welcome note from the government about on-air trails.

Comedian David Baddiel speaks to Roger Bolton about his unusual Radio 4 panel show Don't Make Me Laugh, in which comedians have to do just that - try not to make the audience and themselves laugh by talking about a host of different subjects. One subject in particular - the Queen's sex life - landed the programme in hot water. The timing of the programme on the Queen's 90th birthday caused a stir, but Feedback listeners question whether the subject is acceptable at any time.

And we couldn't begin a new series of Feedback without airing at least some of the multitude of views about The Archers' Rob and Helen storyline. After months of domestic abuse by her husband, and a storyline lauded by many for highlighting coercive control, Helen took matters into her own hands and stabbed Rob. Now she's facing trial and her son Henry is still living with his adoptive father. For some listeners this turn of events is a step too far and unrealistic - others are gripped.

Producer: Kate Dixon

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

BBC White Paper: Your Views2016051320160515 (R4)

Listener reaction to the White Paper on the BBC, and jokes about the Queen.

BBC White Paper: Your Views20160513

BBC White Paper: Your Views20160513

This week the government released its long-anticipated white paper setting out its views on how the BBC's charter should be reformed and implemented over the next eleven years. Listener discuss their questions and concerns with Roger Bolton and Colin Browne from the Voice of the Listener and Viewer - from how the 'distinctiveness' of the BBC will be measured to a welcome note from the government about on-air trails.

Comedian David Baddiel speaks to Roger Bolton about his unusual Radio 4 panel show Don't Make Me Laugh, in which comedians have to do just that - try not to make the audience and themselves laugh by talking about a host of different subjects. One subject in particular - the Queen's sex life - landed the programme in hot water. The timing of the programme on the Queen's 90th birthday caused a stir, but Feedback listeners question whether the subject is acceptable at any time.

And we couldn't begin a new series of Feedback without airing at least some of the multitude of views about The Archers' Rob and Helen storyline. After months of domestic abuse by her husband, and a storyline lauded by many for highlighting coercive control, Helen took matters into her own hands and stabbed Rob. Now she's facing trial and her son Henry is still living with his adoptive father. For some listeners this turn of events is a step too far and unrealistic - others are gripped.

Producer: Kate Dixon

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

BBC White Paper: Your Views2016051320160515 (R4)

Listener reaction to the White Paper on the BBC, and jokes about the Queen.

BBC White Paper: Your Views20160513

BBC World Service Soft Power20151204

Bbc World Service Soft Power2015120420151206 (R4)

The British Government has just allocated £289 million to the World Service for the next five years, in a bid to promote UK soft power. But where will this money go, and what does this mean for the BBC's independence? Roger Bolton talks to the Director of the BBC World Service Group Francesca Unsworth.

With the arrival of Advent came a Radio 3 Carol Service, performed by the Choir of St John's College, Cambridge. Some listeners were impressed by the new compositions alongside traditional favourites, but others were put off by some of the more modern works. Should advent be a time for challenging new music or comforting classics? Roger asks the series producer of Radio 3's Choral Evensong, Philip Billson.

Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night has been broadcasting for over 60 years, offering listeners a weekly programme of popular music performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and a myriad of stars. But can a programme from the 1950s pull in a wide age-range of listeners and can it justify the expense of a full orchestra? Roger Bolton goes behind the scenes, speaking to Strictly Come Dancing judge and guest presenter Craig Revel Horwood and the production team, to find out what goes into making the world's longest-running live orchestral music programme on radio.

Last week Glenda Jackson returned to acting, after a 23 year absence, playing Dide in the first season of Blood, Sex and Money on Radio 4. The series is a 'mash-up' of 20 of Zola's novels. Many listeners lapped up the drama. Roger Bolton speaks to Commissioning Editor Jeremy Howe about whether you have to follow the text word-for-word to be faithful to the spirit of the author.

Producer: Katherine Godfrey

A WhistledownpProduction for BBC Radio 4.

Bbc World Service Soft Power20151204

The British Government has just allocated £289 million to the World Service for the next five years, in a bid to promote UK soft power. But where will this money go, and what does this mean for the BBC's independence? Roger Bolton talks to the Director of the BBC World Service Group Francesca Unsworth.

With the arrival of Advent came a Radio 3 Carol Service, performed by the Choir of St John's College, Cambridge. Some listeners were impressed by the new compositions alongside traditional favourites, but others were put off by some of the more modern works. Should advent be a time for challenging new music or comforting classics? Roger asks the series producer of Radio 3's Choral Evensong, Philip Billson.

Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night has been broadcasting for over 60 years, offering listeners a weekly programme of popular music performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and a myriad of stars. But can a programme from the 1950s pull in a wide age-range of listeners and can it justify the expense of a full orchestra? Roger Bolton goes behind the scenes, speaking to Strictly Come Dancing judge and guest presenter Craig Revel Horwood and the production team, to find out what goes into making the world's longest-running live orchestral music programme on radio.

Last week Glenda Jackson returned to acting, after a 23 year absence, playing Dide in the first season of Blood, Sex and Money on Radio 4. The series is a 'mash-up' of 20 of Zola's novels. Many listeners lapped up the drama. Roger Bolton speaks to Commissioning Editor Jeremy Howe about whether you have to follow the text word-for-word to be faithful to the spirit of the author.

Producer: Katherine Godfrey

A WhistledownpProduction for BBC Radio 4.

Corbyn Coverage20151002
Corbyn Coverage20151002

From walkouts to bias and booing, we're kicking off a brand new series of Feedback with the biggest stories in BBC Radio. All told by you.

By far the most talked about man in the Feedback inbox (rivalled only by the villainous Rob from The Archers) is the newly-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Many Feedback listeners say they think BBC Radio has been too quick to dismiss Mr Corbyn's style of politics and has a tendency to focus too much on what some see as trivial aspects of his leadership, such as why he didn't sing the National Anthem. Jeremy Corbyn's victory took many in the media by surprise, so does the BBC's political reporting need to adapt to a new political landscape to suit the mood of the country? Roger Bolton talks to the BBC's Assistant Political Editor Norman Smith and Richard Clarke, Editor of the BBC Radio newsroom.

Legendary war correspondent Kate Adie joins Roger to discuss 60 years of From Our Own Correspondent. Feedback listeners have getting in touch with their dispatches about why they think the programme's decades-old format still delivers the goods

And BBC Radio 3 have been targeting listeners subliminally, with a special nocturnal broadcast of composer Max Richter's piece 'Sleep'. The piece lasts for the duration of our recommended eight hours of rest and a Feedback listener takes us into his bedroom to tell us whether Radio 3 gave him sweet dreams.

Producer: Katherine Godfrey

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Debating the Past20151016

Debating the Past2015101620151018 (R4)

A British poetry marathon - with Irish poets, combative debate and a hard-hitting drama.

Debating the Past2015101620151018 (R4)

A British poetry marathon - with Irish poets, combative debate and a hard-hitting drama.

Debating the Past20151016

Debating the Past20151016

When it comes to debate, how combative is too combative? When historian Niall Ferguson and novelist Jane Smiley appeared on Start the Week, a heated discussion took place about the nature of historical truth. But while a few listeners enjoyed the sparku exchange, it was too much for many. Two Feedback listeners hold their own debate, asking whether the exchange made for great radio or an argumentative mess. Roger Bolton is in the chair, but can he mediate?

Last week saw BBC Radio 4 celebrating National Poetry Day, with a marathon of live programming hosted by Andrew Marr, exploring British history and identity through poetry. 'We British: An Epic in Poetry', considered verse by the likes of Donne, Tennyson and Tempest, with contribution from a wide array of actors and experts. But how did the programming define British? And was the choice of verse radical enough for our listeners' tastes? Roger puts the listener reaction to the BBC Bristol Arts and Poetry editor, James Cook.

Last week, a Radio 4 play took on the difficult subject of Female Genital Mutilation. Many listeners were left shocked and moved. Written by Charlene James, the play told the story of two South London teenagers both affected by FGM. Listeners tell us why they felt they couldn't turn off.

And, what on earth is Grass Frost? Listeners have spotted the term popping up on the BBC's recent weather output, but the new terminology has left some listeners baffled. Roger speaks to BBC weather forecaster, Peter Gibbs, for answers on this meteorological phenomenon. And while he's there, where did 'pokey showers' come from?

Producer: Katherine Godfrey.

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Debating the Past20151016

When it comes to debate, how combative is too combative? When historian Niall Ferguson and novelist Jane Smiley appeared on Start the Week, a heated discussion took place about the nature of historical truth. But while a few listeners enjoyed the sparku exchange, it was too much for many. Two Feedback listeners hold their own debate, asking whether the exchange made for great radio or an argumentative mess. Roger Bolton is in the chair, but can he mediate?

Last week saw BBC Radio 4 celebrating National Poetry Day, with a marathon of live programming hosted by Andrew Marr, exploring British history and identity through poetry. 'We British: An Epic in Poetry', considered verse by the likes of Donne, Tennyson and Tempest, with contribution from a wide array of actors and experts. But how did the programming define British? And was the choice of verse radical enough for our listeners' tastes? Roger puts the listener reaction to the BBC Bristol Arts and Poetry editor, James Cook.

Last week, a Radio 4 play took on the difficult subject of Female Genital Mutilation. Many listeners were left shocked and moved. Written by Charlene James, the play told the story of two South London teenagers both affected by FGM. Listeners tell us why they felt they couldn't turn off.

And, what on earth is Grass Frost? Listeners have spotted the term popping up on the BBC's recent weather output, but the new terminology has left some listeners baffled. Roger speaks to BBC weather forecaster, Peter Gibbs, for answers on this meteorological phenomenon. And while he's there, where did 'pokey showers' come from?

Producer: Katherine Godfrey.

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Does satire stand the test of time?20151009

Does satire stand the test of time?2015100920151011 (R4)

Influential comedy producer John Lloyd speaks to Roger Bolton about radio satire, as one of his earliest programmes comes under scrutiny from listeners.

When Radio 4 Extra rebroadcast a 1976 edition of the satirical programme News Huddlines, listeners were taken back to the days of Wilson, Callaghan and the rising star Margaret Thatcher. They were also exposed to an era with very different sensibilities about matters of race, gender and sexuality - and some listeners took offence. So should old comedy, with material many would consider racist and sexist by today's standard, ever be heard again? Roger discusses with John Lloyd and Radio 4 Extra's Head of Planning and Scheduling, Tony Pilgrim.

You might balk at the thought of hearing one man talk about themselves, uninterrupted, for an entire hour. But not when that man is John Lennon - according to many listeners. Last week's Archive on 4, John Lennon Verbatim, used the wealth of archive recordings to tell Lennon's story in his own voice, without a presenter or critics to interject. And many listeners loved it. Roger speaks to the programme's producer, Des Shaw, to find out why he thought Lennon was the best man to tell his story.

While John Lennon Verbatim was crammed with old material, we've also heard from listeners who think Archive on 4 isn't always living up to its name. Roger speaks to commissioning editor Mohit Bakaya to find out whether it's becoming just another documentary programme.

And Radio 4's Jim Naughtie recently suffered a bovine interruption as he recorded an episode of Radio 4's Bookclub at Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex. In a hard-hitting investigation by a listener we find out why the cows came home.

Producer: Katherine Godfrey

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Does satire stand the test of time?2015100920151011 (R4)

Influential comedy producer John Lloyd speaks to Roger Bolton about radio satire, as one of his earliest programmes comes under scrutiny from listeners.

When Radio 4 Extra rebroadcast a 1976 edition of the satirical programme News Huddlines, listeners were taken back to the days of Wilson, Callaghan and the rising star Margaret Thatcher. They were also exposed to an era with very different sensibilities about matters of race, gender and sexuality - and some listeners took offence. So should old comedy, with material many would consider racist and sexist by today's standard, ever be heard again? Roger discusses with John Lloyd and Radio 4 Extra's Head of Planning and Scheduling, Tony Pilgrim.

You might balk at the thought of hearing one man talk about themselves, uninterrupted, for an entire hour. But not when that man is John Lennon - according to many listeners. Last week's Archive on 4, John Lennon Verbatim, used the wealth of archive recordings to tell Lennon's story in his own voice, without a presenter or critics to interject. And many listeners loved it. Roger speaks to the programme's producer, Des Shaw, to find out why he thought Lennon was the best man to tell his story.

While John Lennon Verbatim was crammed with old material, we've also heard from listeners who think Archive on 4 isn't always living up to its name. Roger speaks to commissioning editor Mohit Bakaya to find out whether it's becoming just another documentary programme.

And Radio 4's Jim Naughtie recently suffered a bovine interruption as he recorded an episode of Radio 4's Bookclub at Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex. In a hard-hitting investigation by a listener we find out why the cows came home.

Producer: Katherine Godfrey

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Fear Of Flying, Evan Davis20160304
Fear Of Flying, Evan Davis2016030420160306 (R4)

A new look for Radio 4 comedy and ten years of The Bottom Line.

Roger Bolton discusses audience comments about The Bottom Line with Evan Davis, finds out about Radio 4's new comedy commissions, and hears listener reactions to an explicit drama.

It's been ten years since Evan Davis started presenting The Bottom Line, Radio 4's business chat show which aimed to bring senior and expert voices from the City to a broader audience. Evan reflects on the programme with Roger Bolton and addresses listener concerns that the focus of the programme is too narrowly aimed at the City's highest echelons, that business reporting has been trying to gloss over the city's failures in the financial crash, and about the number of women appearing on the programme.

Last week, some listeners were shocked to turn on their radios at 10:45am and hear four letter words and explicit content in Fear of Flying, Radio 4 dramatisation of Erica Jong's novel about sexual liberation. Was Radio 4 right to air the drama directly after Woman's Hour? Should radio have a watershed, like TV?

Sioned Wiliam is Radio 4's new commissioning editor for comedy and has just released her first full set of commissions. She joins Feedback for the first time since her appointment to discuss the future of comedy on the network. What kind of new voices will she bring to the network? Will she try and put her own stamp on old favourites? And do shrinking budgets mean Radio 4 comedy is under threat?

And the Government has recently released a number of reports, ahead of the White Paper expected to outline their plans to reform the BBC. Colin Browne from The Voice of the Listener and Viewer joins Feedback to explain what the reports reveal and what the implications might be for BBC radio.

Producer: Kate Dixon

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880108]

Christopher Dunkley , of the Financial Times, airs your comments about the BBC, its programmes and policies.

Producer JEAN SNEDEGAR (Re-broadcast next Sunday) Write to: Feedback, BBC, London WIA 4WW

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880108]

Unknown: Christopher Dunkley

Producer: Jean Snedegar

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880110]

with Christopher Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880110]

Unknown: Christopher Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880115]

Christopher Dunkley , of the Financial Times, airs your comments about the BBC. Producer JEAN SNEDEGAR

(Re-broadcast next Sunday) Write to: Feedback. BBC London WIA 4WW

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880115]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19880117]

Christopher Dunkley airs your comments about the BBC.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880117]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19880122]

Christopher Dunkley , of the Financial Times, airs your comments about the BBC. Producer JEAN SNEDEGAR (Re-broadcast next Sunday) Write to: Feedback. BBC London WIA 4WW

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880122]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19880124]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19880124]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19880129]

Christopher Dunkley , of the Financial Times, airs your comments about the BBC. Producer JEAN SNEDEGAR

(Re-broadcast next Sunday) Write to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 4WW

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880129]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19880131]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19880131]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900105]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Mohim Patel

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900107]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900112]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Mohini Patel

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900114]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900119]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900121]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900126]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900128]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900202]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900204]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900209]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900211]

Presented By: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900216]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900218]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900223]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900225]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900330]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900401]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900406]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900408]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900413]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900415]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900420]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900422]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900427]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900429]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900504]

with Chris Dunkley Producer Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900504]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900504]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900506]

with Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900506]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900506]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900511]

with Chris Dunkley Producer Nick Utechin

* WRITE to: Feedback,

BBC Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900511]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900511]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900513]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900513]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900513]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900518]

with Chris Dunkley Producer Nick Utechin

0 WRITE to: Feedback,

BBC Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900518]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900518]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900520]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900520]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900520]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900706]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Catherine Mahoney

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900713]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900720]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900727]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900803]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900810]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900817]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900824]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901012]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: John Watkins

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901019]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901026]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901102]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901104]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901109]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901116]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901118]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901123]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901130]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901202]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910104]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times returns with the series that airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer John Watkins

0 WRITE to: Feedback

BBC Broadcasting House London W1A 1M

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: John Watkins

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910104]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910106]

with Chris Dunkley

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910106]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910111]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin

0 WRITE to: Feedback,

BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910111]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910113]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910118]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin

0 WRITE to: Feedback,

BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910118]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910120]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910125]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin

0 WRITE to: Feedback.

BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910125]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910127]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910201]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910201]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910203]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910208]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer John Watkins

0 WRITE to: Feedback,

BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: John Watkins

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910208]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910210]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910215]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin

• WRITE to: Feedback.

BBC. Broadcasting House. London W 1 A 1 AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910215]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910217]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910222]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin

0 WRITE to: Feedback.

BBC. Broadcasting House. London W 1 A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910222]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910224]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910329]

NETW Chris Dunklev of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin

WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA.

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunklev

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910329]

Unknown: Chris Dunklev

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910331]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial

Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910331]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910405]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer John Watkins

● WRITE to: Feedback.

BBC. Broadcasting House. London W A 1 AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: John Watkins

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910405]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910407]

Chris Dunkley airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910407]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910412]

Chris Dunkley of The

Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer John Watkins

0 WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. Broadcasting House. London W1A IAA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910412]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910414]

with Chris Dunkley.

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910414]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910419]

Chris Dunkley of The

Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer John Watkins

e WRITE to: Feedback,

BBC, Broadcasting House, London Wl A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: John Watkins

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910419]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910421]

with Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times.

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910421]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910426]

Chris Dunkley of The

Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Nick Utechin

e WRITE to: Feedback,

BBC, Broadcasting House, London Wl A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910426]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910428]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910428]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910503]

Chris Dunkley of The

Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer John Watkins

10 WRITE to: Feedback. BBC, Broadcasting House. London WIA 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910503]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910505]

Chris Dunkley of The

Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910505]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910510]

Chris Dunkley of The

Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer John Watkins

0 WRITE to: Feedback.

BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910510]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910512]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910512]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910517]

The last in the current series in which

Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin

0 WRITE to: Feedback.

BBC, Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910517]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910519]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910519]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910719]

The return of the series in which

Chris Dunkley of The

Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin

0 WRITE to: Feedback. BBC, London WI A 1 AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910719]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910721]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial

Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910721]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910726]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Nick Utechin

(Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm; * WRITE to: Feedback, BBC. London W1A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910726]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910728]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910728]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910802]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin

(Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm; 0 WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London Wl A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910802]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910809]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Nick Utechin

0 WRITE to: Feedback, BBC. London w A A 1 AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910809]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910811]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910811]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910816]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Nick Utechin

0 WRITE to: Feedback, BBC, London Wl A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910816]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910818]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910818]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910823]

with Chris Dunkley. Producer Nick Utechin

0 WRITE to: Feedback. BBC, London W A A 1 AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910823]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910825]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910825]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910830]

Chris Dunkley airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin

0 WRITE to: Feedback, BBC. London Wl A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910830]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910901]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910901]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910906]

Chris Dunkley airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick utechin

0 WRITE to: Feedback, BBC. London W1A A 1 AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910906]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910908]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910908]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911108]

The return of the programme in which Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Tony Phillips

0 WRITE to: Feedback. BBC, London W1A1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911108]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Tony Phillips

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911110]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911110]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911115]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Tony Phillips

● WRITE to: Feedback. BBC, London W1A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911115]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911117]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911117]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911122]

with Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times.

Producer Tony Phillips

• WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. LondonWIA 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911122]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911124]

with Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times.

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911124]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911129]

with Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times.

Producer Tony Phillips

● WRITE to: Feedback, BBC, London W I A I AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911129]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911201]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911201]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911206]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Tony Phillips

● WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911206]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911208]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911208]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911213]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Timesairs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Tony Phillips

0 WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911213]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911215]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911215]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911220]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy, in the last of the present series.

Producer Tony Phillips

• WRITE to: Feedback, BBC. London W I A I AA

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911220]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911222]

Last in the present series with Chris Dunkley.

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911222]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920207]

Chris Dunkley

NEW of the Financial Times returns to air your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin

• WRITE to: Feedback. BBC, London W I AI AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920207]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920214]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Timesairs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Nick Utechin

• WRITE to: Feedback. BBC,

LondonWIAlAA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920214]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920216]

Chris Dunkley airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920216]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920221]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

● WRITE to: Feedback, BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920221]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920223]

with Chris Dunkley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920223]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920228]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Timesairs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin

• WRITE to: Feedback. BBC.LondonWIAlAA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920228]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920301]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920301]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920306]

Chris Dunkley airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin

0 WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. LondonWIAlAA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920306]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920308]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920308]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920313]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Nick Utechin

●WRITE to: Feedback, BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920313]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920315]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920315]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920320]

Chris Dunkley airs your comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin

WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920320]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920322]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920322]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920327]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial Times airs your letters and comments about the BBC.

Producer Nick Utechin

•WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920327]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920329]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920329]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920522]

Chris Dunkley of The Financial limes returns to air your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer John Watkins

WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920522]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920524]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920524]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920529]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer John Watkins

WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920529]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920531]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920531]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920605]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer John Watkins

WRITE to: Feedback, BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920605]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920607]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920607]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920612]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920612]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920614]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920614]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920619]

Chris Dunkley of The

Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Nadine Grieve

•WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920619]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920621]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920621]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920626]

Chris Dunkley of The

Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Nadine Grieve

WRITE to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920626]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920628]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920628]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920703]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Nadine Grieve

9 WRITE to: Feedback. BBC, London W1A 1AA

● Chris Dunkley writes on The Future of Radio: page 34

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920703]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920705]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920705]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920710]

In the last of the present series Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Nadine Grieve

•WRITE to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA

C INTERVIEW: Chris Dunkley interviews the Controller of Radio 3: page 22

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920710]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920712]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920712]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920821]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial

Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920821]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920823]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920823]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920828]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920828]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920830]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920830]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920904]

with Chris Dunkley. Producer Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920904]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920906]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920906]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920911]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920911]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920913]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920913]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920918]

Chris Dunk ley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Nick Utechin

WRITE to: Feedback, BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920918]

Unknown: Chris Dunk Ley

Producer: Nick Utechin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920920]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920920]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920925]

The last programme in the series, presented by Sheena McDonald. Producer Poppy Hughes

WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London WlA 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920925]

Presented By: Sheena McDonald.

Producer: Poppy Hughes

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920927]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921113]

Chris Dunkley of NEW the Financial Times returns to air your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Nadine Grieve

• WRITE to: Feedback, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921113]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921115]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921115]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921120]

Chris Dunkley airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes. Producer Poppy Hughes

WRITE to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921120]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Poppy Hughes

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921122]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921122]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921127]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Poppy Hughes

WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921127]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921129]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921129]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921204]

with Chris Dunkley. Producer Poppy Hughes

●WRITE to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921204]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921206]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921206]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921211]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921211]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921213]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921213]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921218]

with Chris Dunkley. Producer Poppy Hughes

●WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921218]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921220]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921220]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930219]

Chris Dunklev of the Financial Times returns to air your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Poppy Hughes

• WRITE to: Feedback, BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930219]

Unknown: Chris Dunklev

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930221]

with Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930221]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930226]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your comments on BBC programmes and policy.

0 WRITE to: Feedback, BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930226]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930228]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930228]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930305]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Poppy Hughes

0 WRITE to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930305]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930307]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930307]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930312]

with Chris Dunkley.

WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London WlA 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930312]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930314]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930314]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930319]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and Policy.

Producer Poppy Hughes

•WRITE to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930319]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930321]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930321]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930326]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your comments on BBC

Programmes and policy. Producer Poppy Hughes

•WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930326]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930328]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930328]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930402]

with Chris Dunkley. Producer Poppy Hughes

WRITE to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930402]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

Producer: Poppy Hughes

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930404]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930404]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930409]

In the last programme of the present series, Chris Dunkley of the Financial

Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Poppy Hughes

WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1M

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930409]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930411]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930411]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930528]

Chris Dunkley of J the Financial

Times returns to air more of your letters and comments on BBC

Programmes and policy. Producer Poppy Hughes

0 WRITE to: Feedback, BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930528]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930530]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930530]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930604]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and Policy.

Producer Nick Utechin

0 WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930604]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930606]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930606]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930611]

With Chris Dunkley. Producer Nick Utechin

WRITE to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1M

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930611]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930613]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930618]

with Chris Dunkley. Producer Nick Utechin

WRITE TO: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930618]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930620]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930620]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930625]

with Chris Dunkley. Producer Poppy Hughes

WRITE TO: Feedback, BBC. Broadcasting House London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930625]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930627]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930627]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930702]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Poppy Hughes

WRITE TO: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930702]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930704]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930704]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930709]

with Chris Dunkley. Producer Poppy Hughes

WRITE TO: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930709]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930711]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930711]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930716]

The last programme of the series, with Chris Dunkley.

Producer Poppy Hughes

WRITE TO: Feedback, BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930716]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930718]

The last programme of the present series, with Chris Dunkley.

WRITE TO: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930718]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930820]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times returns to air your letters and comments on BBC programmes and Policy.

Producer Poppy Hughes

WRITE TO: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930820]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930822]

with Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times.

WRITE TO: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930822]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930827]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Poppy Hughes

WRITE TO: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930827]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930829]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930829]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930903]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs Your letters and comments on BBC

Programmes and policy.

Producer Poppy Hughes WRITE TO: Feedback. BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930903]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930905]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930910]

with Chris Dunkley.

Producer Poppy Hughes WRITE TO: Feedback. BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930910]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930912]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930912]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930917]

with Chris Dunkley. Producer Poppy Hughes

WRITE TO: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930917]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930919]

with Chris Dunkley.

WRITE TO: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930919]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930924]

Sue Summers airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and Policy.

Producer Poppy Hughes

WRITE TO: Feedback, BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930924]

Producer: Poppy Hughes

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930926]

Presented by Sue Summers. Last in this series.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930926]

Presented By: Sue Summers

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931029]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial

Times returns with a new series in Which he airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

WRITE TO: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931029]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931031]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial

Times airs your comments on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer ofnis Nightingale. WRITE TO: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931031]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931105]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs Your letters and comments on BBC

Programmes and policy.

WRITE TO: Feedback. BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931105]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931107]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931107]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931112]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC Programmes and policy. Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm) Producer Denis Nightingale

WRITE TO: Feedback, BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931112]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Denis Nightingale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931114]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931114]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931119]

with Chris Dunkley.

Producer Denis Nightingale

WRITE TO: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931119]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

Producer: Denis Nightingale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931121]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931121]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931126]

with Chris Dunkleyofthe Financial Times. Producer Denis Nightingale

WRITE TO: Feedback. BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931126]

Producer: Denis Nightingale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931128]

Chris Dunkley airs your letters on BBC programmes and policy.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931128]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931203]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC

Programmes and policy. Producer Denis Nightingale

WRITE TO: Feedback. BBC, London W1A 1AA

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931203]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931205]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931205]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931210]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Timesairs Your letters and comments on BBC

Programmes and policy.

Producer Denis Nightingale WRITE TO: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1M

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931210]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931212]

Presented by Chris Dunkley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931212]

Presented By: Chris Dunkley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931217]

Chris Dunkleyof the Financial Times airs your comments on BBC programmes and Policy in the last of the series.

Producer Denis Nightingale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931217]

Unknown: Chris Dunkleyof

Producer: Denis Nightingale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931219]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931219]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970117]

Chris Dunkley with listeners' comments on BBC Network Radio. Producer Alison Vernon Smith Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100.

London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970117]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Alison Vernon Smith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970119]

With Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970119]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970124]

Chris Dunkley with listeners' comments on BBC Network Radio. Producer Alison Vernon Smith Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT

FAX: (0171) [number removed]

E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970124]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970126]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970126]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970131]

Disgusted and delighted listeners have their say in Chris Dunkley 's letters programme.

Producer Alison Vernon Smith

Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT

FAX: (0171) [number removed]

E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970131]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970202]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970207]

Disgusted and delighted listeners have their say in Chris Dunkley 's letters programme.

Producer Alison Vemon Smith Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT

FAX: (0171) [number removed]

E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970207]

Disgusted and delighted listeners have their say in Chris Dunkley 's letters programme.

Producer Alison Vemon Smith Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT

FAX: (0171) [number removed]

E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970207]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Alison Vemon Smith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970207]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Alison Vemon Smith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]

Chris Dunkiey with listeners' comments. Repeated from Friday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]

Unknown: Chris Dunkiey

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970209]

Unknown: Chris Dunkiey

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970214]

Disgusted and delighted listeners have their say in Chris Dunkley 's letters programme.

Producer Alison Vernon Smith Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London

WlA 1QT

FAX: (0171) [number removed]

E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970214]

Disgusted and delighted listeners have their say in Chris Dunkley 's letters programme.

Producer Alison Vernon Smith Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London

WlA 1QT

FAX: (0171) [number removed]

E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970214]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Alison Vernon Smith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970214]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970216]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970216]

Repeated from Friday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970221]

With Chris Dunkley.

Producer Alison Vernon Smith Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970221]

With Chris Dunkley.

Producer Alison Vernon Smith Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970221]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

Producer: Alison Vernon Smith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970221]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

Producer: Alison Vernon Smith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970223]

Chris Dunkley with listeners' comments.

Repeated from Friday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970223]

Chris Dunkley with listeners' comments.

Repeated from Friday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970223]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970223]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970228]

Disgusted and delighted listeners have their say in Chris Dunkley 's letters programme.

Producer Alison Vernon Smith Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London WlA 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970228]

Disgusted and delighted listeners have their say in Chris Dunkley 's letters programme.

Producer Alison Vernon Smith Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London WlA 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970228]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970228]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970302]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970302]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970307]

Disgusted and delighted listeners have their say in Chris Dunkley 's letters programme.

Producer Alison Vernon Smith

Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT

FAX: (0171)[number removed]

E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970307]

Disgusted and delighted listeners have their say in Chris Dunkley 's letters programme.

Producer Alison Vernon Smith

Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT

FAX: (0171)[number removed]

E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970307]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970307]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970309]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970309]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970314]

Chris Dunkley with listeners' letters. Producer Alison Vernon Smith Repeated Sunday 6.15pm WRITE TO: Feedback.

PO Box'2100, London W1A 1QT FAX: (0171) [number removed]

E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970314]

Chris Dunkley with listeners' letters. Producer Alison Vernon Smith Repeated Sunday 6.15pm WRITE TO: Feedback.

PO Box'2100, London W1A 1QT FAX: (0171) [number removed]

E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970314]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970314]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970316]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970316]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970321]

Last in the series with Chris Dunkley. Producer Alison Vernon Smith Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback.[address removed]

FAX: [number removed]

E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970321]

Last in the series with Chris Dunkley. Producer Alison Vernon Smith Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback.[address removed]

FAX: [number removed]

E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970321]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970321]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970323]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970323]

Chris Dunkley with the last in the series. Repeated from Friday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970323]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970323]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970504]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970613]

The first of six programmes with Chris Dunkley.

Producer Viv Black. Repeated Sunday

6.15pm. WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970613]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

Producer: Viv Black.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970615]

Chris Dunkley air listeners' views. Repeated from Friday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970615]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970620]

The second of six programmes with Chris Dunkley. Producer Viv Black

Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970620]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970622]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970622]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970627]

The third of six programmes, presented by Chris Dunkley.

Producer Viv Black. Repeated Sunday 6.15pm WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970627]

Presented By: Chris Dunkley.

Producer: Viv Black.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970629]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970704]

Chris Dunkley with listeners' letters.

Producer Viv Black. Repeated Sunday 6.15pm WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970704]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Viv Black.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970706]

Chris Dunkley with listeners' letters. Repeated from Friday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970706]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970711]

Chris Dunkley with listeners' letters. Producer Viv Black

Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback. [address removed]. FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970711]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970713]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970713]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970718]

Chris Dunkley with listeners' letters.

Producer Viv Black. Repeated Sunday 6.15pm WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A1QT

FAX: (0171) [number removed]

E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970718]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970720]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970720]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970822]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' comments. Producer Anne Marie Cole. Repeated Sunday

6.15pm. WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970822]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Anne Marie Cole.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970824]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' concerns. Repeated from Friday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970824]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970829]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' opinions of BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Anne Marie Cole. Repeated Sunday

6.15pm. WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

What RT readers think of Radio 4's new look, see Letters: page 111;

Roland White on Radio 4: page 115

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970829]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Anne Marie Cole.

Unknown: Roland White

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970831]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' comments. Repeated from Friday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970831]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970905]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' opinions. Producer Anne Mane Cole. Repeated Sunday

6.15pm. WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970905]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Anne Mane Cole.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970907]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' opinions. Producer Anne Marie Cole Repeated from Friday

WRITE TO: Feedback, [address removed]. FAX: ([number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970907]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Anne Marie Cole

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970912]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' opinions on BBC programmes and policy.

Producer Anne Marie Cole.

Repeated Sunday 6.15pm. WRITE TO: Feedback, [address removed]. FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970912]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970914]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' opinions. Producer Anne Mane Cole Repeated from Friday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970914]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Anne Mane

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970919]

With Chris Dunkley.

Producer Anne Marie Cole. Repeated Sunday 6.15pm.

WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970919]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

Producer: Anne Marie Cole.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970921]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' opinions. Producer Anne Marie Cole Repeated from Friday

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970921]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Anne Marie

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970926]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' opinions. Producer Anne Marie Cole

Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970926]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970928]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970928]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971031]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' criticism and praise on BBC policy and programming.

Editor Viv Black. Repeated Sunday 6.15pm WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: Feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971031]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Editor: Viv Black.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971102]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971102]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971107]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' comments on BBC policy and programming. Editor Viv Black

WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: Feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971107]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Editor: Viv Black

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971109]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971109]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971114]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' comments on BBC policy and programming. Producer Steve Shepherd Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London WlA 1QT. FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: Feedback@bbc.co.uk

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971114]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971116]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971116]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971121]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' comments on BBC policy and programming. Producer Steve Shepherd. WRITE TO:

Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT FAX: (0171) [number removed]

E-MAIL: Feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971121]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Steve Shepherd.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971123]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971123]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971128]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' comments on BBC policy and programming. Producer Steve Shepherd

WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT.

FAX: (0171) [number removed]

E-MAIL: Feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971128]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

Producer: Steve Shepherd

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971130]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971130]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971205]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' comments on BBC policy and programming. Producer Steve Shepherd

WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT.

FAX: (0171) [number removed]

E-MAIL: Feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971205]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971207]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971207]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971212]

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' comments on BBC policy and programming. Producer Steve Shepherd.

WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT

FAX: (0171) [number removed]

E-MAIL: Feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971212]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971214]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971214]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971219]

In the last of the series, Chris Dunkley airs listeners' comments on BBC policy and programming. Producer Steve Shepherd.

WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT

FAX: (0171) [number removed]

E-MAIL: Feedback@bbc.co.uk

Repeated Sunday 6.15pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971219]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971221]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971221]
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941028]

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times returns to air your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.

A Brian Lapping production

WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 3431. London NW1 OTN

FAX: [number removed]

Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941028]

Unknown: Chris Dunkley

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941030]

Repeated from Friday

Iraq War Special2003042520030427

Roger Bolton returns with a special edition of the listeners letters programme, airing comments and views on the BBC coverage of the war in Iraq.

Paris Attacks Coverage2015112020151122 (R4)

Was there too much coverage of the Paris attacks? Plus 5 live's future.

On Friday 13th November, Paris became the site of Western Europe's deadliest terrorist attack in over ten years. From the immediate aftermath of the attacks through to the end of the weekend and into this week, the story received heavy coverage across all BBC Radio networks, with BBC Radio 5 Live dedicating a whole day to rolling news about Paris on Saturday. It was a major story, but was BBC Radio's response proportionate? We hear your reaction.

As the fight over Britain's membership of the EU intensifies, the upcoming referendum has become ripe territory for BBC Radio 4's satirists. When last Friday's The Now Show took a comedic look at the subject, some listeners were deeply unhappy with what they perceived as a 'staying in' bias. Should the BBC be scrutinising its output for bias already? And is it possible to have truly balanced comedy? Roger Bolton speaks to the BBC's Chief Adviser on Politics, Ric Bailey.

This time last year, BBC Radio 5 Live's schedule was overhauled. Three of its biggest presenters, Shelagh Fogerty, Richard Bacon and Victoria Derbyshire, left and, as a consequence or not, so did 10% of the listenership. How has 5 Live fared since? Roger speaks to the network's controller Jonathan Wall to discuss ratings, sports rights and the booming sister station 5 Live Sports Extra.

Last week, a brand new DAB station called BBC Music Jazz burst into existence, offering listeners music by all the greats from Gershwin to Gillespie. BBC Music Jazz was a pop up station - a temporary digital channel created in collaboration with Jazz FM. And listeners loved it. We look back at the brief and smoking life of BBC Music's first Jazz pop up.

Producer: Katherine Godfrey.

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 01 September 199519950901

Producer: TESTBED PRODUCTIONS

Next in series: 08 September 1995

Previous in series: 25 August 1995

Broadcast history

01 Sep 1995 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

03 Sep 1995 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-08-31.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 01 September 199519950903

First broadcast on 1995-09-01

Producer: TESTBED PRODUCTIONS

Next in series: 08 September 1995

Previous in series: 25 August 1995

Broadcast history

01 Sep 1995 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

03 Sep 1995 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-08-31.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 02 February 199019900204

First broadcast on 1990-02-02

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 09 February 1990

Previous in series: 26 January 1990

Broadcast history

04 Feb 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-02-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 02 February 199619960202

Producer: TESTBED

Next in series: 09 February 1996

Previous in series: 26 January 1996

Broadcast history

02 Feb 1996 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

04 Feb 1996 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 02 February 199619960204

First broadcast on 1996-02-02

Producer: TESTBED

Next in series: 09 February 1996

Previous in series: 26 January 1996

Broadcast history

02 Feb 1996 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

04 Feb 1996 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 02 November 199019901102

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVES (KH) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: 09 November 1990

Previous in series: 26 October 1990

Description

Subject Categories

bbc radio

programmes about radio (genre)

radio listeners

Broadcast history

02 Nov 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

04 Nov 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Dunkley

John Watkins (Producer)

Margaret Douglas (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-11-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 02 November 199019901104

First broadcast on 1990-11-02

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVES (KH) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: 09 November 1990

Previous in series: 26 October 1990

Description

Subject Categories

bbc radio

programmes about radio (genre)

radio listeners

Broadcast history

02 Nov 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

04 Nov 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Dunkley

John Watkins (Producer)

Margaret Douglas (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-11-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 August 199019900803

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 10 August 1990

Previous in series: 27 July 1990

Broadcast history

03 Aug 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

05 Aug 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-08-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 August 199019900805

First broadcast on 1990-08-03

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 10 August 1990

Previous in series: 27 July 1990

Broadcast history

03 Aug 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

05 Aug 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-08-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 04 May 199019900506

First broadcast on 1990-05-04

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVES (KH) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: 11 May 1990

Previous in series: 27 April 1990

Description

Subject Categories

bbc radio

programmes about radio (genre)

radio listeners

Broadcast history

04 May 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

06 May 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Dunkley

Nick Utechin (Producer)

Pat Ewing (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 05 January 199019900105

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 12 January 1990

Previous in series: 08 December 1989

Broadcast history

05 Jan 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

07 Jan 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-04.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 05 January 199019900107

First broadcast on 1990-01-05

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 12 January 1990

Previous in series: 08 December 1989

Broadcast history

05 Jan 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

07 Jan 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-04.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 06 April 199019900406

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 13 April 1990

Previous in series: 30 March 1990

Broadcast history

06 Apr 1990 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

08 Apr 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 06 April 199019900408

First broadcast on 1990-04-06

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 13 April 1990

Previous in series: 30 March 1990

Broadcast history

06 Apr 1990 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

08 Apr 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 06 July 199019900706

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 13 July 1990

Previous in series: 18 May 1990

Broadcast history

06 Jul 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

08 Jul 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-07-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 06 July 199019900708

First broadcast on 1990-07-06

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 13 July 1990

Previous in series: 18 May 1990

Broadcast history

06 Jul 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

08 Jul 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-07-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 08 September 199519950908

Producer: V.

BLACK (TESTBED)

Next in series: 13 October 1995

Previous in series: 01 September 1995

Broadcast history

08 Sep 1995 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

10 Sep 1995 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-09-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 08 September 199519950910

First broadcast on 1995-09-08

Producer: V.

BLACK (TESTBED)

Next in series: 13 October 1995

Previous in series: 01 September 1995

Broadcast history

08 Sep 1995 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

10 Sep 1995 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-09-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 09 February 199019900209

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 16 February 1990

Previous in series: 02 February 1990

Broadcast history

09 Feb 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-02-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 09 February 199619960209

Producer: TESTBED

Next in series: 16 February 1996

Previous in series: 02 February 1996

Broadcast history

09 Feb 1996 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

11 Feb 1996 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 09 February 199619960211

First broadcast on 1996-02-09

Producer: TESTBED

Next in series: 16 February 1996

Previous in series: 02 February 1996

Broadcast history

09 Feb 1996 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

11 Feb 1996 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 09 November 199019901109

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 16 November 1990

Previous in series: 02 November 1990

Broadcast history

09 Nov 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

11 Nov 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 09 November 199019901111

First broadcast on 1990-11-09

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 16 November 1990

Previous in series: 02 November 1990

Broadcast history

09 Nov 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

11 Nov 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 August 199019900810

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 19 August 1990

Previous in series: 03 August 1990

Broadcast history

10 Aug 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

12 Aug 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-08-09.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 August 199019900812

First broadcast on 1990-08-10

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 19 August 1990

Previous in series: 03 August 1990

Broadcast history

10 Aug 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

12 Aug 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-08-09.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 11 May 199019900513

First broadcast on 1990-05-11

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 18 May 1990

Previous in series: 04 May 1990

Broadcast history

11 May 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

13 May 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-05-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 12 January 199019900112

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 19 January 1990

Previous in series: 05 January 1990

Broadcast history

12 Jan 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

14 Jan 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 12 January 199019900114

First broadcast on 1990-01-12

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 19 January 1990

Previous in series: 05 January 1990

Broadcast history

12 Jan 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

14 Jan 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 12 October 199019901012

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 19 October 1990

Previous in series: 24 August 1990

Broadcast history

12 Oct 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

14 Oct 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 12 October 199019901014

First broadcast on 1990-10-12

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 19 October 1990

Previous in series: 24 August 1990

Broadcast history

12 Oct 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

14 Oct 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 13 April 199019900413

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 20 April 1990

Previous in series: 06 April 1990

Broadcast history

13 Apr 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

15 Apr 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 13 April 199019900415

First broadcast on 1990-04-13

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 20 April 1990

Previous in series: 06 April 1990

Broadcast history

13 Apr 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

15 Apr 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 13 July 199019900713

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 20 July 1990

Previous in series: 06 July 1990

Broadcast history

13 Jul 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

15 Jul 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-07-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 13 July 199019900715

First broadcast on 1990-07-13

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 20 July 1990

Previous in series: 06 July 1990

Broadcast history

13 Jul 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

15 Jul 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-07-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 16 February 199019900216

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 23 February 1990

Previous in series: 09 February 1990

Broadcast history

16 Feb 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

18 Feb 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-02-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 16 February 199019900218

First broadcast on 1990-02-16

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 23 February 1990

Previous in series: 09 February 1990

Broadcast history

16 Feb 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

18 Feb 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-02-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 16 February 199619960216

Producer: TESTBED

Next in series: 23 February 1996

Previous in series: 09 February 1996

Broadcast history

16 Feb 1996 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

18 Feb 1996 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 16 February 199619960218

First broadcast on 1996-02-16

Producer: TESTBED

Next in series: 23 February 1996

Previous in series: 09 February 1996

Broadcast history

16 Feb 1996 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

18 Feb 1996 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 16 November 199019901116

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 23 November 1990

Previous in series: 09 November 1990

Broadcast history

16 Nov 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

18 Nov 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 16 November 199019901118

First broadcast on 1990-11-16

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 23 November 1990

Previous in series: 09 November 1990

Broadcast history

16 Nov 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

18 Nov 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-15.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 18 May 199019900520

First broadcast on 1990-05-18

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 06 July 1990

Previous in series: 11 May 1990

Broadcast history

18 May 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

20 May 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-05-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 19 August 199019900819

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 24 August 1990

Previous in series: 10 August 1990

Broadcast history

19 Aug 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

17 Sep 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-08-16.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 19 August 199019900917

First broadcast on 1990-08-19

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 24 August 1990

Previous in series: 10 August 1990

Broadcast history

19 Aug 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

17 Sep 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-08-16.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 19 January 199019900119

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 26 January 1990

Previous in series: 12 January 1990

Broadcast history

19 Jan 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

21 Jan 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 19 January 199019900121

First broadcast on 1990-01-19

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 26 January 1990

Previous in series: 12 January 1990

Broadcast history

19 Jan 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

21 Jan 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 19 January 199619960119

Producer: TESTBED

Next in series: 26 January 1996

Previous in series: 01 December 1995

Broadcast history

19 Jan 1996 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

21 Jan 1996 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 19 January 199619960121

First broadcast on 1996-01-19

Producer: TESTBED

Next in series: 26 January 1996

Previous in series: 01 December 1995

Broadcast history

19 Jan 1996 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

21 Jan 1996 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 19 October 199019901019

Producer: J.

WATKINS

Next in series: 26 October 1990

Previous in series: 12 October 1990

Broadcast history

19 Oct 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

21 Oct 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 19 October 199019901021

First broadcast on 1990-10-19

Producer: J.

WATKINS

Next in series: 26 October 1990

Previous in series: 12 October 1990

Broadcast history

19 Oct 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

21 Oct 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990050419900504

04 May 1990

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVES (KH) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: 11 May 1990

Previous in series: 27 April 1990

Description

Subject Categories

bbc radio

programmes about radio (genre)

radio listeners

Broadcast history

04 May 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

06 May 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Dunkley

Nick Utechin (Producer)

Pat Ewing (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990051119900511

11 May 1990

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 18 May 1990

Previous in series: 04 May 1990

Broadcast history

11 May 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

13 May 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-05-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990051819900518

18 May 1990

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 06 July 1990

Previous in series: 11 May 1990

Broadcast history

18 May 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

20 May 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-05-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 20 April 199019900420

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Notes: MASTER INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVES (KH) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: 27 April 1990

Previous in series: 13 April 1990

Description

Subject Categories

bbc radio

programmes about radio (genre)

radio listeners

Broadcast history

20 Apr 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

22 Apr 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Dunkley

Nick Utechin (Producer)

Frances Line (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-04-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 20 April 199019900422

First broadcast on 1990-04-20

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Notes: MASTER INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVES (KH) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: 27 April 1990

Previous in series: 13 April 1990

Description

Subject Categories

bbc radio

programmes about radio (genre)

radio listeners

Broadcast history

20 Apr 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

22 Apr 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Chris Dunkley

Nick Utechin (Producer)

Frances Line (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-04-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 20 July 199019900720

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 27 July 1990

Previous in series: 13 July 1990

Broadcast history

20 Jul 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

22 Jul 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-07-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 20 July 199019900722

First broadcast on 1990-07-20

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 27 July 1990

Previous in series: 13 July 1990

Broadcast history

20 Jul 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

22 Jul 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-07-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 23 February 199019900223

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 30 March 1990

Previous in series: 16 February 1990

Broadcast history

23 Feb 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

25 Feb 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-02-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 23 February 199019900225

First broadcast on 1990-02-23

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 30 March 1990

Previous in series: 16 February 1990

Broadcast history

23 Feb 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

25 Feb 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-02-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 23 February 199619960223

Producer: TESTBED PRODUCTIONS

Next in series: 01 March 1996

Previous in series: 16 February 1996

Broadcast history

23 Feb 1996 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

25 Feb 1996 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 23 February 199619960225

First broadcast on 1996-02-23

Producer: TESTBED PRODUCTIONS

Next in series: 01 March 1996

Previous in series: 16 February 1996

Broadcast history

23 Feb 1996 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

25 Feb 1996 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 23 November 199019901123

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 30 November 1990

Previous in series: 16 November 1990

Broadcast history

23 Nov 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

25 Nov 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 23 November 199019901125

First broadcast on 1990-11-23

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 30 November 1990

Previous in series: 16 November 1990

Broadcast history

23 Nov 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

25 Nov 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 August 199019900824

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 12 October 1990

Previous in series: 19 August 1990

Broadcast history

24 Aug 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

26 Aug 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-08-23.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 August 199019900826

First broadcast on 1990-08-24

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 12 October 1990

Previous in series: 19 August 1990

Broadcast history

24 Aug 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

26 Aug 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-08-23.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 January 199019900126

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 02 February 1990

Previous in series: 19 January 1990

Broadcast history

26 Jan 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

28 Jan 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 January 199019900128

First broadcast on 1990-01-26

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 02 February 1990

Previous in series: 19 January 1990

Broadcast history

26 Jan 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

28 Jan 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-01-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 January 199619960126

Producer: TESTBED PRODUCTIONS

Next in series: 02 February 1996

Previous in series: 19 January 1996

Broadcast history

26 Jan 1996 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

28 Jan 1996 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 January 199619960128

First broadcast on 1996-01-26

Producer: TESTBED PRODUCTIONS

Next in series: 02 February 1996

Previous in series: 19 January 1996

Broadcast history

26 Jan 1996 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

28 Jan 1996 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 October 199019901026

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 02 November 1990

Previous in series: 19 October 1990

Broadcast history

26 Oct 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

28 Oct 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 October 199019901028

First broadcast on 1990-10-26

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 02 November 1990

Previous in series: 19 October 1990

Broadcast history

26 Oct 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

28 Oct 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 April 199019900427

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 04 May 1990

Previous in series: 20 April 1990

Broadcast history

27 Apr 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

29 Apr 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 April 199019900429

First broadcast on 1990-04-27

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 04 May 1990

Previous in series: 20 April 1990

Broadcast history

27 Apr 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

29 Apr 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 July 199019900727

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 03 August 1990

Previous in series: 20 July 1990

Broadcast history

27 Jul 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

29 Jul 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-07-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 July 199019900729

First broadcast on 1990-07-27

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 03 August 1990

Previous in series: 20 July 1990

Broadcast history

27 Jul 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

29 Jul 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-07-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 30 March 199019900330

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 06 April 1990

Previous in series: 23 February 1990

Broadcast history

30 Mar 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

01 Apr 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 30 March 199019900401

First broadcast on 1990-03-30

Producer: N.

UTECHIN

Next in series: 06 April 1990

Previous in series: 23 February 1990

Broadcast history

30 Mar 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

01 Apr 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 30 November 199019901130

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 04 January 1991

Previous in series: 23 November 1990

Broadcast history

30 Nov 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

02 Dec 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 30 November 199019901202

First broadcast on 1990-11-30

Producer: S.

BANOFF

Next in series: 04 January 1991

Previous in series: 23 November 1990

Broadcast history

30 Nov 1990 09:45-10:00 (RADIO 4)

02 Dec 1990 18:15-18:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-29.

Too much Mourinho2016052720160529 (R4)

Roger Bolton discusses listener reaction to programmes on BBC radio.

This week, sports journalists have been kept particularly busy with speculation over Jose Mourinho's arrival as the new manager of Manchester United. But should the story have been headline news on BBC Radio 4? The Editor of the BBC Radio Newsroom, Richard Clark, responds to listeners' complaints.

Radio 4's School Drama has earned a huge amount of praise - and also generated a degree of drama. The four-part series, starring Tom Hollander, concerned a failing state school trying to turn around its prospects with a production of Romeo and Juliet. The drama was recorded at a real school, with pupils and teachers playing roles. But some listeners are asking why this so-called failing school was actually staged at a fee-paying grammar. Director John Dryden discusses that decision.

Every three months, the broadcast media goes slightly mad over RAJAR. It stands for Radio Joint Audience Research and they measure live radio listening across the UK. The quarterly figures can be good or bad news for BBC Radio controllers but are they still relevant as more and more of us engage with audio through podcasts, catch up and YouTube? Roger speaks to Lyndsay Ferrigan from RAJAR.

For 20 years, BBC Radio 3 has kept listeners across 12 European countries company with its Through the Night programme. The programme has the same music but with different presenters speaking their own languages to local listeners. Feedback speaks to its Slovenian presenter and one of its Romanian listeners, as well as to the Radio 3 editor Paul Frankl.

Producer: Kate Dixon

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Too much Mourinho20160527

World on the Move20160520

Roger Bolton hears listener concerns about the timing of Radio 4's World on the Move day during the EU Referendum, Soul Music brings back childhood memories and there's discussion about the end of What the Papers Say.

On Monday, Radio 4 and BBC News dedicated a day to the topic of migration - World on the Move. Plenty of listeners welcomed the focus and admired the ambitious programming, including a special edition of the Today programme with Sarah Montague in Vietnam and a lunchtime address from Angelina Jolie Pitt the who also took questions in the Radio Theatre. But some listeners have accused the BBC of bias in favour of open borders and of airing emotive stories about migrants, questioning the timing of the day in the lead-up to the EU Referendum. The Editor of Today, Jamie Angus, addresses their questions.

There's a fond farewell to What the Papers Say - a Radio 4 programme that looked across the British press coverage of various stories, exposing the best and worst journalism, often in humorous ways. Listeners ask why a programme they valued for its news analysis has been axed and Kevin Maguire of the Daily Mirror - the programme's first and last presenter - recalls some of his favourite moments, discussing whether the programme has had its day in the digital age.

And listeners remember their childhoods with misty eyes after listening to Soul Music's programme about Feed the Birds - Julie Andrews' haunting song about charity from the Disney film Mary Poppins.

Producer: Kate Dixon

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

World on the Move2016052020160522 (R4)

Radio 4's World on the Move - essential listening or a day of pro-immigration propaganda?

World on the Move20160520

World on the Move20160520

Roger Bolton hears listener concerns about the timing of Radio 4's World on the Move day during the EU Referendum, Soul Music brings back childhood memories and there's discussion about the end of What the Papers Say.

On Monday, Radio 4 and BBC News dedicated a day to the topic of migration - World on the Move. Plenty of listeners welcomed the focus and admired the ambitious programming, including a special edition of the Today programme with Sarah Montague in Vietnam and a lunchtime address from Angelina Jolie Pitt the who also took questions in the Radio Theatre. But some listeners have accused the BBC of bias in favour of open borders and of airing emotive stories about migrants, questioning the timing of the day in the lead-up to the EU Referendum. The Editor of Today, Jamie Angus, addresses their questions.

There's a fond farewell to What the Papers Say - a Radio 4 programme that looked across the British press coverage of various stories, exposing the best and worst journalism, often in humorous ways. Listeners ask why a programme they valued for its news analysis has been axed and Kevin Maguire of the Daily Mirror - the programme's first and last presenter - recalls some of his favourite moments, discussing whether the programme has had its day in the digital age.

And listeners remember their childhoods with misty eyes after listening to Soul Music's programme about Feed the Birds - Julie Andrews' haunting song about charity from the Disney film Mary Poppins.

Producer: Kate Dixon

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

World on the Move2016052020160522 (R4)

Radio 4's World on the Move - essential listening or a day of pro-immigration propaganda?

World on the Move20160520

203C012003091920030921
203C022003092620030928
203C032003100320031005
203C042003101020031012

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show with your questions via email to feedback@bbc.co.uk.

/ Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

203C052003101720031019
203C062003102420031026
203C072003103120031102
203C082003110720031109
203C092003111420031116
203C102003112120031123
203C11 LAST2003112820031130
204A012004011620040118

Kilroy and Arabs, Smashing digital radios on R1, Sound quality and choice of carols at Xmas eve, Guest presenters on Today, DID changes.

204A022004012320040125
204A03Hutton Phone In2004013020040201

Your chance to put questions direct to senior BBC Executives about the impact on the Corporation of The Hutton Report, in a live phone in chaired by Roger Bolton.

204A042004020620040208

20040206 is the Hutton phone-in live; 20040208 features extracts from it, plus: Absolute Power.

204A052004021320040215
204A062004022020040222
204A072004022720040229
204A082004030520040307

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show with your questions via email to feedback@bbc.co.uk.

204A092004031220040314
204A102004031920040321
204A112004032620040328
204B012004051420040516

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show with your questions via email to feedback@bbc.co.uk.

204B022004052120040523
204B032004052820040530

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show with your questions via email.

204B042004060420040606

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show with your questions via email.

204B052004061120040613
204B062004061820040620
204B072004062520040627
204B082004070220040704
204B092004070920040711
204B102004071620040718
204B112004072320040725

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.

Contact the show with your queries via email to feedback@bbc.co.uk.

204B122004073020040801
204B132004080620040808