Why the pictures really are better on the radio

‘I love radio,’ said the barrister-turned comedian Clive Anderson, in an interview he gave to Media Guardian in 2002, ‘I tend to have speaking radio on in the background. Someone gave me a digital radio and it’s fantastic. It’s one of the great inventions of our times – though my knob fell off after a few weeks.‘ I know what you’re thinking. Some of you clicking on this will be chuckling loudly at that quotation, while others will find it …

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Who is Leanne Wood?

When I posted the link to Radio 4’s Profile of Nigel Dodds last weekend, Nevin commented: I do know of Nigel Dodds but not of Leanne Wood : ) And as if by magic, the Plaid Cymru leader (whose party has a mere 3 MPs in the House of Commons) was the subject of this week’s Profile. Listen and learn … Alan Meban (Alan in Belfast)Alan Meban. Tweets as @alaninbelfast. Blogs about cinema and theatre over at Alan in Belfast. …

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What the civil servants get up to in Borgen – Outside the Castle (Radio 4)

It’s the season of waiting. The Haass/O’Sullivan talks will inevitably reconvene in the days between Christmas and the New Year. Party leaders will be penning their new year messages, with alternative wordings to cover different Haass outcomes. Assembly committees won’t start back on Tuesday 7 January and the next plenary session of the Assembly isn’t scheduled until Monday 13th. The third and final season of Borgen finished last weekend. NI21’s executive committee will now be waiting for the box set …

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