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

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A look back at the station’s programming, organized in the form of a typical day. Chapter by chapter, the day evolves from Farming Today, through Today, Woman’s Hour, The World at One, The Archers, and finally, Book at Bedtime and Sailing By.

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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. Essential reading for every devotee.

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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.

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