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The stories of the biggest artists in the world. We delve deep into the BBC archive and speak to the people who were there, as we look back on their most iconic eras.
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From ghostly phantoms to UFOs, Danny Robins investigates real-life stories of paranormal encounters. So, are you Team Believer or Team Sceptic? Written and presented by Danny Robins Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
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Big name interviews, and a weekly fix of Friends Round Friday, all in one place! Zoe speaks to some of the world’s most loved movie stars, singer-songwriters, performers, and all-round icons in special one-off interviews exclusive to the Breakfast Show. Plus, there’s all the best bits from a fabulous trio of showbiz guests on Friends Round Friday.
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The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive

The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive

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The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive is a podcast that contains off-air recordings from the shortwaves. These recordings represent the wide variety of stations found on the shortwave, long wave and medium wave radio spectrums (30-30,000 kHz)
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In an extended podcast, Jo and Simon hear listeners' shameful secrets, including ones that were too shocking for radio! Plus more of listener’ letters from the Parish Notice Board and another archive story in ‘Confession From The Crypt’.
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The weekly podcast for all audio creators, produced by UK charity The Radio Academy. Each week, we speak to the people behind a recent radio or podcast project, to find out how it was made, and what they learnt along the way. Got a project we should be exploring? Email podcast@radioacademy.org
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Discussion, analysis and the latest news from big fight nights and the world of boxing, featuring special guests. New episodes every Monday, get in touch with the pod via 5 Live Sport on social media and remember to share your ratings and reviews.
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James Bond Radio is the podcast for 007 fans. Every Friday, join lifelong Bond fanatics Tom Sears & Chris Wright, as they explore the world of 007. From celebrity interviews with the likes of Sir Roger Moore, Bruce Glover, John Glen, and Peter Lamont, to all the latest news and reviews. With 5 years of faithful service to the Bond community and features in Variety, The Times and on BBC Radio 2, James Bond Radio is your guide to all things Bond. Disclaimer: James Bond Radio is an unofficial e ...
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On Your Behalf

BBC Radio Ulster

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Linda McAuley champions the cause of consumers in Northern Ireland, helping them to solve their problems, make the right choices and avoid the pitfalls - contact the show with your consumer and benefits queries: Write to: OYB BBC Ormeau Avenue BELFAST BT2 8HQ
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Gary Barlow extends his personal conversations with some of the world’s most exciting songwriters as he delves beyond the melodies and lyrics to discover the stories behind the songs. What really makes a great song? Gary Barlow has written some of the most beloved of the last few decades, and in this new series he meets fellow musicians and songwriters to get the inside story on what really makes the magic happen in the studio. From Barry Gibb to MNEK, Paloma Faith to Robbie Williams and man ...
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Gangster

BBC Radio 5 Live

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A new series of Gangster tells the story of Viv Graham, a man who ran a protection empire which spanned Newcastle and beyond. Viv Graham, a 17-stone man mountain, a man feared and revered in equal measure, came to dominate Tyneside’s nightlife through brutal and uncompromising violence. His murder, in an organised hit on New Year’s Eve 1993, sparked recriminations and repercussions which echo to this day. It remains one of the country’s most notorious unsolved murders.
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Dave Tomlinson is an Anglican priest and founder of The Holy Shed community He's the author of many books including How To Be A Bad Christian, Black Sheep & Prodigals and The Post-Evangelical. Dave's a popular speaker and regular contributor to Pause For Thought on BBC Radio 2.
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Talking Tennis with Linda

Caversham Lawn Tennis Club

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Delve into the world of tennis with in-depth interviews from experts both on court and off court. Find out what makes a good tennis commentator, learn top tennis tips from the pros, and discover what it's like behind the scenes at Wimbledon. Powered by the Caversham Lawn Tennis Club (www.cavershamltc.co.uk) in Reading, England, this podcast is for anyone with a passion for tennis, no matter where in the world. So, come in, sit down, and make yourself comfortable as host Linda Serck, a former ...
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Primary Drama: Key Stage 2 offers simple-to-use drama resources for primary school children aged 7 to 11 which are linked to popular curriculum topics. The drama sessions are intended to be easy for non-specialist teachers to use, providing opportunities to extend classroom work through the exciting possibilities offered by drama activities. Each session has a carefully balanced mix of movement, speaking and listening activities and role play. The Teachers' Notes include clear instructions f ...
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Enter the world of The Young’uns, the three-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning band from Teesside. The Young’uns Podcast includes highlights and the occasional embarrassing lowlight from Young’uns gigs, observations and recordings from on tour, live music and chat with guests, including top names in folk, and an array of irreverent features.
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Frank Renton has doubtless the best known voice in the world of brass, and his experience as a player, conductor, composer, arranger and commentator, as well as 23 years presenting BBC Radio 2’s primary brass band programme, has given him an unrivalled background to share his love and knowledge for all things Brass.
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Comedy drama by Katherine Chandler, starring Siwan Morris and Kimberley Nixon. When her eight-year-old daughter is the only one in the class who doesn't get a party invitation, Lizzie challenges the birthday girl's mum, Jo. As their two world views collide, all hell breaks loose. What are the rules here? CAST Jo - Siwan Morris Lizzie - Kimberley Ni…
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An unexpected phone call turns Matthew Heawood’s attention to a mystery in the gloom of Rendlesham Forest; folklore, paranormal, otherworldly? Up for debate, but fertile ground for a new investigative podcast, that’s for sure. One question still lingers, will our host be re-joined by his roaming researcher, Kennedy Fisher? The duo’s last update pat…
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Scott didn't realise he had to write his own wedding vows... he needs your help! KT Tunstall takes the Same Interview challenge, to celebrate 20 years making music... and Scott's on the hunt to find Radio 2's youngest Keith. The country begins the countdown... to Taylor Swift's arrival in the UK! Scott launches the Taylor Tracker. Plus, can DCI Mil…
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On New Year's Eve 1993, Viv Graham, a 17-stone man mountain, stepped out of a Tyneside pub and walked a few yards towards his Ford Sierra Cosworth. But he never made it. Lurking in the shadows was a gunman who fired three shots at him from close range. Viv, who ran a pub and club protection empire which spanned Newcastle and beyond, dragged himself…
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David Aaronovitch and guests discuss the current financial crisis facing UK universities and ask what can be done about it. Guests: Branwen Jeffreys, BBC Education EditorNick Hillman, Director of The Higher Education Policy InstituteMadeleine Sumption, Director of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford and member of the Migration Adv…
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: Broadcaster: The Voice of Armenia, Yerevan circa 1999 Frequency: 9.965 MHz Reception location: Thamesford, Ontario, Canada Receiver and antenna: Panasonic RF-3100 and longwire antenna Notes: Here is a recording I made of the Voice of Armenia from Yerevan wi…
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Although yoga is thought to have been practised for over 5,000 years, its myriad benefits for our health and wellbeing are still being uncovered. Professor Rima Dada from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi reveals the extraordinary findings into the benefits of yoga - how half an hour a day can slow down ageing at a cellular l…
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Enjoy the unraveling of an MP as he takes his leadership bid digital. Is communicating with the dead better than Google? Probably. It's the last episode in the series where comedian Michael Spicer showcases his satirical talents and does all the voices. No Room features an up to the minute take on current events, alongside character-filled sketches…
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Career into the future. It's called theFeeFooVerse. Gary Oldman is in the studio to talk about the genius of Christopher Nolan. Social media star Michael Spicer takes on everything that frustrates and angers us, like social media. No Room features an up to the minute take on current events, alongside character-filled sketches which brilliantly capt…
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The image of the battle-hardened, well regimented Roman soldier has been set in stone by movies, novels and video games. The letters of Claudius Terentianus reveal something very different. A terrible moaner, the young soldier has to beg his father to send the most basic of equipment, from sandals to swords. Stuck in the marines, the poorly paid sq…
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Tribal elder Fred and his cousin and uncle are travelling through the Alaskan wilderness when they are surrounded in their cabin by terrifying creatures resembling the “Hairy Man” legend they were always warned about as kids. As Fred recounts the terrifying story of what happens next, Danny Robins wonders if this story could hold the answer to one …
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Reading poetry can reduce stress and help give you words to express the things you're feeling. And reading a poem out loud has been shown to be a surprisingly simple way to activate your relaxation response and bring about a sense of calm. It’s all to do with the way it slows and controls your breathing rate, which in turn stimulates your parasympa…
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A new series of Gangster tells the story of Viv Graham, a man who ran a protection empire which spanned Newcastle and beyond. Viv Graham, a 17-stone man mountain, a man feared and revered in equal measure, came to dominate Tyneside’s nightlife through brutal and uncompromising violence. His murder, in an organised hit on New Year’s Eve 1993, sparke…
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A 24-year-old Belgian woman masterminds an escape line, spanning eight hundred miles of Nazi-occupied territory, stretching from Belgium to Spain. Can Andrée de Jongh save the lives of hundreds of stranded airmen? Helena Bonham Carter shines a light on extraordinary stories from World War Two. Join her for incredible tales of deception, acts of res…
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George Groves joins Buncey to reflect on a historic night in Riyadh. They discuss how Oleksandr Usyk was just too good on the night for Tyson Fury as he became the undisputed heavyweight world champion. They hear from Fury’s promoter Frank Warren, Usyk’s manager Alex Krassyuk and they also speak to Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn and British heavyweight…
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Sit back, leave behind the cares of the day and take a sonic journey with Dr Michael Mosley. In this new podcast series, designed to help you let go and unwind, each episode focuses on a scientifically-proven technique for activating the body’s built-in relaxation response, and takes a deep dive to explore what’s happening inside as we find stillne…
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Now Alice gets to play croquet with the Queen. Is she in danger? FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE:Visit our website✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglishFollow us✔️https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followus LIKE PODCASTS?Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English✔️ News Review✔️ The English We Speak They're all availa…
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Jeremy Vine is playing the Birthday Game, Dr Ranj pops into the studio and Scott's found some pets that love listening to Radio 2. Bridgerton is back, but why aren't there any Radio 2 song covers on the soundtrack?! Plus, tracking down the man that was sat behind Joe Lycett at the BAFTAs... he couldn't see for Joe's Queen Elizabeth I ruff! Hit subs…
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: Broadcaster: Sudan National Broadcasting Corporation November 1996 Frequency: 9.200 MHz Reception location: Thamesford, Ontario, Canada Receiver and antenna: Panasonic RF-3100 and longwire antenna Notes: In November 1996, the Sudan National Broadcasting Cor…
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Sit back, leave behind the cares of the day and take a sonic journey with Dr Michael Mosley. In this new podcast series, designed to help you let go and unwind, each episode focuses on a scientifically-proven technique for activating the body’s built-in relaxation response, and takes a deep dive to explore what’s happening inside as we find stillne…
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The H5N1 strain of avian flu isn't new. It was discovered in China in 1996. But in recent years it's started passing from mammal to mammal and it's now rife on cattle farms in the United States. How much should humans worry? David Aaronovitch speaks to: Professor Wendy Barclay, action medical research chair in virology at Imperial College LondonKai…
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