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Northern Ireland: Who Are We Now?

Thu 3 January 2013, 9:26pm

Tweet Northern Ireland: Who Are We Now? was broadcast on Radio 4 on the eve of Derry~Londonderry taking on the mantle of UK’s City of Culture. Presented by William Crawley and produced by Claire Burgoyne, the half hour programme used the national identity census results as a way in to discuss possible shifting self-perceptions and […] more »

“This coming 16 June, Radio 4 will be a wall-to-wall Joycefest…”

Sun 3 June 2012, 8:00pm

Tweet As The Observer’s Alex Clark notes This coming 16 June, Radio 4 will be a wall-to-wall Joycefest, kicking off at 9am and running until midnight: a new, five-and-a-half hour dramatisation of Ulysses, narrated by Stephen Rea and starring Henry Goodman, Niamh Cusack and Andrew Scott, will be punctuated by broadcasts by Mark Lawson in […] more »

In July 1981 people were rioting in Toxteth, Liverpool … can we learn, or do better?

Fri 15 July 2011, 9:20pm

Tweet Doing the dishes and listening to a Radio 4 podcast of this week’s Thinking Allowed, I heard a discussion about the riots in Liverpool more than 30 years on. July 1981 was the first time the UK police used CS gas outside Northern Ireland. Wikipedia sums up the scale of the rioting that lasted […] more »

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