And Now on Radio 4: A Celebration of the World's Best Radio Station

And Now on Radio 4: A Celebration of the World's Best Radio Station

By: Simon Elmes (author)Paperback

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Who is Radio 4's 'fourteen-stone budgie'? How did Phyllis Willis and Mavis Davis make announcer Charlotte Green lose her cool? What does 'Ruth' really think about The Archers? When did Today stop having a keep-fit spot? And who was the Spam Fritter Man, and what became of him? This wonderful history-cum-guide answers these and many other questions about the irreplaceable world of Radio 4. It is an essential reading for every devotee.

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About Author

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

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/07/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780099505372
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780099505372
  • weight: 252
  • ISBN10: 0099505371

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