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Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations

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Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations

    20/11/2020

    20/11/2020

    Should BBC journalists come off the fence and campaign over climate change? That's one of the questions raised by Feedback listeners and put to Justin Rowlatt, the corporation’s chief environment correspondent.

    Was the Radio 4 series The Unknown Warrior too misty eyed, and insufficiently indignant about the way lions were led by donkeys into the slaughter of the Somme?

    And our Out Of Your Comfort Zone listeners tune in to a history programme on the BBC World Service. Did they tune out before the end?

    Presenter: Roger Bolton
    Producer: Kate Dixon
    Executive Producer: Samir Shah

    A Juniper Connect production for BBC Radio 4

    • 27 min
    13/11/2020

    13/11/2020

    BBC radio listeners are expressing their concerns about the cuts to BBC News and the departure of several senior correspondents. Roger Bolton discusses their reaction with a former editor of the Today programme.

    Roger Mosey who was also a former editorial director with the corporation gives his thoughts on this and cuts to local radio, which means there will be fewer reporters in the regions.

    The editor of Radio 4’s Bringing up Britain series defends his programme from accusations of bias in favour of one child families.

    And - the mystery of Elton John’s dog that did not bark, in a Radio 3 programme about composers and their dogs.

    Presenter: Roger Bolton
    Producer: Kate Dixon
    Executive Producer: Samir Shah

    A Juniper Connect production for BBC Radio 4

    • 27 min
    06/11/2020

    06/11/2020

    Veteran broadcaster Mark Mardell has just left the Corporation. He said goodbye to listeners of the World at One and The World This Weekend and now feels free to speak his mind. He tells Roger Bolton about his concerns over the reporting of Donald Trump and his supporters.

    He also explains why he believes cuts in the numbers of BBC reporters threatens to damage its journalism, and discusses the new Director General’s campaign on impartiality.

    And two listeners give their thoughts on the Radio 5 Live podcast What Planet Are We On? in which Sir David Attenborough outlines his concerns about the environment.

    Presenter: Roger Bolton
    Producer: Kate Dixon
    Executive Producer: Samir Shah

    A Juniper Connect production for BBC Radio 4

    • 27 min
    30/10/2020

    30/10/2020

    Roger asks the BBC’s North America editor Jon Sopel how he attempts to set his own agenda and remain impartial in one of the most divisive US elections of all time. And who is his Americast podcast aimed at?

    Also this week two British Asian listeners will cast a critical ear over the Asian network. Is it for them?

    Presenter: Roger Bolton
    Producer: Kate Dixon
    Executive Producer:

    A Juniper Connect production for BBC Radio 4.

    • 27 min
    23/10/2020

    23/10/2020

    There is to be a new chairman of the BBC, and several high profile figures have been linked with the position.

    In Feedback this week Roger attempts to try and find out how much power the new chairman will have, and whether he or she will be accountable in any way to the licence-fee payer.

    Journalist and broadcaster Anne McElvoy talks about her attempts to get political opponents to actually listen to each other in her new Radio 4 series of, Across the Red Line.

    And two British born American listeners review the Americast podcast, how does it compare to US election coverage?

    Presenter: Roger Bolton
    Producer: Kate Dixon
    Executive Producer:

    A Juniper Connect production for BBC Radio 4

    • 27 min
    16/10/2020

    16/10/2020

    The BBC’s Medical Editor is once more reporting from the Covid front line. Roger Bolton asks Fergus Walsh what lessons he has learned from covering the first wave.

    What is code switching? The BBC Radio 4 programme of that name raised some questions from Feedback listeners, Roger asks a linguistics academic to explain.

    And Nancy Sinatra puts on her boots again. Did she walk all over our listener reviewers?

    Presenter: Roger Bolton
    Producer: Kate Dixon
    Executive Producer:

    A Juniper Connect production for BBC Radio 4

    • 27 min

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