Radio: Holy Week: and religious radio is
given over to "meditations" - except, since broadcasting is all
about making noise, the meditations we are offered are full of
music and chatter.
Radio: "I'M NOT going to die, even if they kill
me." And, so far, the words of Giovannino Guareschi have proved
true, at least to devotees of his most celebrated creation, Don
Radio: SOME of us have dreams of such
complexity that they might keep a shrink going for months. For
others, dreams can be as subtle as a whack over the head. Josie
Long, a comedian and the presenter of Short Cuts: Waking
life, is among the latter
Radio: Thomas Dixon's
excellent Five Hundred Years of
Friendship (Radio 4, weekdays) has brought us so far only
to the end of the 18th century - though the era of social
networking is on the horizon.
Radio: Over the past three weeks, Radio
3's Sunday Feature strand has been given over to
Norman Lebrecht's Music and the Jews; and
particularly impressive has been the prominence given in his story
to female musicians.
Radio: WHAT's in a name? When you are called
Janice Keihanaikukauakahi- huliheekahaunaele, it means a great deal
of grief at the Passport Office
Radio: A DOUBLE first at Cambridge,
several published books, a career in journalism, and captain of the
Middlesex County Cricket Club to boot. It hardly reads like the CV
of a failure. Yet Ed Smith still laments his inability to get
selected more than three times for the England cricket team.
Radio: THOSE who find it difficult to
forgive David Starkey for his many crimes against intellectual
courtesy and tolerance may have found helpful the former
historian's contribution to The Essay:
Radio: WHEN it was shown for the first
time in Melbourne, Australia, an actor was employed to run around
the cinema shouting like a man possessed. In truth, The
Exorcist scares pretty much everybody who sees it, with
or without such stunts.
Edward Wickham reviews a "bluffer's guide" to
Radio: IN OUR representations of what God looks
like, we may have moved on from the old-man-with-white-beard
template; but I am not sure that we are ready to embrace an image
of the Omnipotent that looks like Bob Crow.