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99: Sgt Pepper (5)  

  first broadcast:
Friday, June 08, 2007

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Laurence Wilson
producer: Janet Graves and Gillian Hush
"Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" read by Charlie Anson
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98: Sgt Pepper (4)  

  first broadcast:
Thursday, June 07, 2007

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Jimmy Mulville
producer: Janet Graves and Gillian Hush
"A Day In the Life" read by John Henshaw
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97: Sgt Pepper (3)  

  first broadcast:
Wednesday, June 06, 2007

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Linda Grant
producer: Janet Graves and Gillian Hush
"Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds" read by Olwen May
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95: Sgt Pepper (2)  

  first broadcast:
Tuesday, June 05, 2007

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Alexei Sayle
producer: Janet Graves and Gillian Hush
"With a Little Help From My Friends" read by Alexei Sayle
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94: Sgt Pepper (1)  

  first broadcast:
Monday, June 04, 2007

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Heidi Thomas
producer: Janet Graves and Gillian Hush
"Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite" read by Judith Barker
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93: Tony Hawks Gets Lost in the Afternoon  

  first broadcast:
Friday, May 25, 2007

15:45
Radio 4

presenter:
Tony Hawks
producer: Janet Graves
Writer and comedian Tony Hawks investigates why we lose the things we need most.
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88: Manchester Crime Wave: the Witch  

  first broadcast:
Friday, November 03, 2006

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
TBN
producer: Janet Graves
"The Witch" concludes a week of crime stories set in Manchester during the month of October. Written by Mandasue Heller it tells the story of how a stolen dog uncovers a crime nearly half a century old.
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87: Manchester Crime Wave: Basic Skills  

  first broadcast:
Thursday, November 02, 2006

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Brigit Forsyth
producer: Janet Graves
"Basic Skills" is the fourth in a week of crime stories set in Manchester during the month of October. Written by Ann Cleeves, it tells the story of Maddy who has made a fresh start in a classroom bringing her love of literature to adult students.
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86: Manchester Crime Wave: Snorting Charlie  

  first broadcast:
Wednesday, November 01, 2006

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Mike Harding
producer: Janet Graves
Snorting Charlie is the third in a week of crime stories set in Manchester during the month of October. Written and read by singer and comedian Mike Harding
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85: Manchester Crime Wave: Boom part 2  

  first broadcast:
Tuesday, October 31, 2006

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Wendy Kweh
producer: Janet Graves
The second and final instalment of "Boom" by Cath Staincliffe which creates an explosive start to a week of crime stories set in Manchester during the month of October.
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84: Manchester Crime Wave: Boom part 1  

  first broadcast:
Monday, October 30, 2006

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Wendy Kweh
producer: Janet Graves
"Manchester Crime Wave" marks the fact that there are more crime writers in the North of England than anywhere else in Britain, and that a Manchester high street bookshop sells more crime fiction than any other genre.
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82: Managing Football  

  first broadcast:
Thursday, October 12, 2006

20:00
Radio 4

presenter:
Garry Richardson
producer: Janet Graves
We spend six months following the careers of two football players as they learn the skills to become football managers. Former graduates of the course include Tony Adams, Stuart Pearce and Mark Hughes.
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81: Return of the First Cuckoo  

  first broadcast:
Friday, August 11, 2006

15:45
Radio 4

presenter:
Mark Whitaker
producer: Janet Graves
Return of the First Cuckoo celebrates the nature diaries kept by Radio 4 listeners and others and which came to light after the broadcast of the First Cuckoo and the Last Swallow in August 2005.
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55: How Long is this Piece of String?  

  first broadcast:
Monday, May 02, 2005

14:45
Radio 4

presenter:
Mark Whitaker
producer: Janet Graves
Taking a single piece of string to notable individuals and asking them to gauge itís measurement by sight - Mark Whitaker discovers the varying measurement skills of contemporary generations and professions.
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54: The Pennine Way (5)  

  first broadcast:
Friday, April 22, 2005

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Malcolm Raeburn
producer: Janet Graves & Gillian Hush
A series of readings on the theme "the Pennine Way" weaving real voices recorded by Clare Jenkins with commissioned short stories, to mark the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Pennine Way. The final story has the same title as the series, is written by Amanda Dalton and read by Malcolm Raeburn.
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53: The Pennine Way (4): Gladness  

  first broadcast:
Thursday, April 21, 2005

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Peter Lindford
producer: Janet Graves & Gillian Hush
A series of readings on the theme "the Pennine Way" weaving real voices recorded by Clare Jenkins with commissioned short stories, to mark the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Pennine Way. The fourth story "Gladness" is written by Mark Illis and the reader is Peter Lindford.
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52: The Pennine Way (3): Venus Fly-Trap  

  first broadcast:
Wednesday, April 20, 2005

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Aneeqa Khan
producer: Janet Graves & Gillian Hush
A series of readings on the theme "the Pennine Way" weaving real voices recorded by Clare Jenkins with commissioned short stories, to mark the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Pennine Way. "The Venus Fly Trap" is the third story in the series, it is written by Jane Rogers and the reader is a new voice, 18-year old actor Aneeqa Khan.
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51: The Pennine Way (2): At the bottom, looking up  

  first broadcast:
Tuesday, April 19, 2005

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Bernard Gallagher
producer: Janet Graves & Gillian Hush
A series of readings on the theme "the Pennine Way" weaving real voices recorded by Clare Jenkins with commissioned short stories, to mark the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Pennine Way. Mike Stott's story "At the bottom, looking up" is read by Bernard Gallagher.
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50: The Pennine Way (1): The Bride Doll  

  first broadcast:
Monday, April 18, 2005

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Judith Barker
producer: Janet Graves & Gillian Hush
A series of readings on the theme "the Pennine Way" weaving real voices recorded by Clare Jenkins with commissioned short stories, to mark the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Pennine Way. The first is "The Bride Doll" written by Lesley Glaister and read by Judith Barker.
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48: After the Silver  

  first broadcast:
Thursday, February 03, 2005

20:00
Radio 4

presenter:
Mark Whitaker
producer: Janet Graves
Mark Whitaker presents a programme about the changes that have swept the oldest boxing club in the country since Amir won the medal at Athens.
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39: Borrowers and Lenders  

  first broadcast:
Saturday, May 22, 2004

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Clare Jenkins
producer: Janet Graves
Birmingham Central Library is so ugly it's been described as looking like a place that incinerates books, instead of housing them. But to its five thousand daily visitors it's a treasure. This is the inside story of the busiest building in Birmgham told by the lenders and borrowers of some of the most important collections in Europe. And not before time. The library stands in the way of a billion pound redevelopment plan for the centre of Birmingham and is to be demolished. This programme captures the voice of a library's community before it is lost.
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35: Dig Here  

  first broadcast:
Saturday, December 20, 2003

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Mark Whitaker
producer: Janet Graves
For six weeks every summer, John and Ann Hearle's large hill top cottage garden is taken over by a group of professional and amateur archeologists. This year they make an important discovery which proves that their garden in the village of Mellor, on the border between Derbyshire and Cheshire, has had a community living there for three thousand years. Presenter Mark Whitaker joins archeologists and their amateur helpers, on this year's Mellor dig.
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32: Voicing the Piano  

  first broadcast:
Tuesday, September 30, 2003

13:30
Radio 4

presenter:
n/a
producer: Janet Graves
Giving a piano its voice takes eight years of training and a lifetime of discovery. In 'Voicing The Piano' we join the small team at Steinway;s technical factory in West London to discover how Jef Prett the renowned 'voicer' gives a piece of wood and metal a distinctive voice of its own. The progamme follows a single piano from wood and string in Hamburg to its 'voice'in London. Pianists are invited to play and describe the 'voice of the piano.'
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27: Prehistoric Footprints Under the Sand  

  first broadcast:
Tuesday, May 06, 2003

11:00
Radio 4

presenter:
Mark Whitaker
producer: Mike Hally & Janet Graves
Walking on the Formby seashore some years ago, retired teacher Gordon Roberts saw some human footprints preserved in a dark layer of solidified silt, apparently running towards and the disappearing under later-deposited sediments. He brushed away the top layers to reveal more prints, among them the very large hoofprints of a species of cattle that he'd never before seen. He has made almost daily surveys along the Formby seashore ever since, looking for more prints briefly revealed by the shifting sands. He records their location, photographs and casts them, working with university and other experts to build up a picture of prehistoric life around 5000 years ago. The story of an amateur archaeologist whose investigations have excited the experts.
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19: The Shearing Shore  

  first broadcast:
Wednesday, November 06, 2002

11:00
Radio 4

presenter:
Clare Jenkins
producer: Clare Jenkins & Janet Graves
A study of the UK's last surviving sheep punds and sheep 'court', an annual event on Orkney's most northerly island (nearer Oslo than London) of North Ronaldsay, home to a unique breed of sheep
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16: India Calling - How May I Help You?  

  first broadcast:
Monday, July 22, 2002

11:00
Radio 4

presenter:
Clare Jenkins
producer: Clare Jenkins & Janet Graves
"This fascinating doucmentary" (Peter Barnard, Radio Times)
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15: Tosside News - unabridged  

  first broadcast:
Saturday, July 06, 2002

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Richard Schofield
producer: Janet Graves
"Captured a man at his wits' end trying to retain village life as he once knew it" (John Robinson, Guardian). The villagers of Tosside bring their local magazine to life by reading aloud the poems, stories, adverts and items of news that make up their village life. Itís a magazine with no deadline, an unusually thoughtful editorial policy and a blossoming circulation
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9: Daughters of the Radical Suffragists  

  first broadcast:
Saturday, March 02, 2002

20:00
Radio 4

presenter:
Jill Liddington
producer: Janet Graves
Daughters of the Radical Suffragists broadcasts for the first time nationally the voices of the daughters of working class women who fought for the vote at the turn of the last century. It tells the missing part of the suffrage story, dominated so far by the Pankhursts and the militant suffragettes.
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8: The Art and Science of the Piano  

  first broadcast:
Saturday, February 02, 2002

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Glenn Easley
producer: Janet Graves
Meet Glenn Easley "a terrific and knowledgeable communicator" (Peter Barnard, Radio Times) piano tuner, as he roars off by motorbike from his Derbyshire home to solve the scientific puzzle which is the piano.
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3: There's No Women Like Show-women (2)  

  first broadcast:
Saturday, July 28, 2001

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Clare Jenkins
producer: Janet Graves
The second of two programmes in which Clare Jenkins celebrates the history and daily life of Britain's funfairs - as seen through the eyes of the fairground women. Behind the Scenes. Ladies & Gentlemen - Roll Up! Roll Up! And step inside - behind the dodgems and the waltzers, the gallopers and the helterskelter - to find out what goes on before the generators are switched on, the rides light up, and the music begins.
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2: There's No Women Like Show-women (1)  

  first broadcast:
Saturday, July 21, 2001

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:
Clare Jenkins
producer: Janet Graves
n/a
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