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Radio 4: The Programmes

Today Programme, The

Heavyweight early morning news droneathon, amusingly prone to tape-snapping hilarity but more normally just The Programme That Your Parents Switched Over To, most famously under the Cream-Era stewardship of John Timpson and Brian Redhead. Regular features include Man and Woman Of The Year polls (famously falling victim to New Labour-instigated pro-Blair vote-rigging, which presumably doesn’t count as ‘bias’), Rabbi Lionel Blue with his Jesus-analogising Thought For The Day, unlikely Guest Editors, and a bizarre story about the crews of nuclear submarines being urged to listen in as a measure of all being well in Britain. Once famously the favoured listening matter of virtually all serving MPs, though its stock may well have fallen after certain more recent incidences…

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