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Middle England civil unrest builds as agricultural advisors’ strike hits The Archers

emergency meeting called at the Bull next Friday, if all the crops aren't ruined by rainA strike by agricultural advisers has led to a mountain of unapproved scripts in the offices and corridors of the Radio 4 flagship drama The Archers.

Arthur Heffer, BBC agricultural liaison executive, explained: ‘Without the scrutiny of a qualified agricultural advisor, it would be sheer madness to let a script go into production.’

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Posted: Sep 30th, 2013
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John Humphrys wins Celebrity Masterchef with grilling technique

Today programme presenter John Humphrys was crowned the surprise winner of this year’s Celebrity Masterchef. Humphrys won over the judges with a breakfast menu that included the Director General of the BBC sliced and diced, then served on a platter.

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Posted: May 15th, 2013
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BBC to mark 90 years of Damon Albarn dabbling in tiresome solo projects

‘Pylovarz’ chronicles the life of George IV’s pedicurist Campbell McDougall. It originally included a chorus of Tibetan monks chanting in time with a de-tuned Pianola.

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Posted: Nov 15th, 2012
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Radio News to warn listeners about items with flash photography

A familiar TV news catchphrase is to make its way onto radio, warning listeners about upcoming reports that feature the sounds associated with flash photography.

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Posted: Oct 17th, 2011
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Halifax bank radio station shut down

The radio station set up by the Halifax has been shut down by broadcasting watchdog Ofcom. Halifax FM was manned by bank workers in their spare time, enabling the bank to broadcast directly to customers on a 30-second basis most nights. However, as it had no radio licence or Restricted Service Licence, Ofcom deemed it a pirate [...]

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Posted: Jun 17th, 2010
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