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Paperbacks: And Now On Radio 4, by Simon Elmes
Friday 04 July 2008
If Radio 4 defines the nation – or a certain section of it – what defines Radio 4? This neat little guide is as good an explanation as any, by an author who is steeped in the BBC.
While the personal memories will be a bit much for some, this affection tribute contains enough trivia to keep any Radio 4 nerd happy – not least the origin of the handy phrase, "Shall we talk about plant photography now?"
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