Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 September 2008

550 Pages | 16pp b/w plates


ISBN: 9780199550241

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Life On Air

A History of Radio Four

David Hendy

  • Book of the Year, Longman-History Today Awards 2007
  • First major behind-the-scenes history of a British cultural icon
  • The inside stories behind some of radio's best-loved programmes, from Today to The Archers
  • Draws on vast BBC archives and new interviews with key personnel
  • Full analysis of bitter disputes between the BBC and the station's fiercely protective listeners
  • A compelling insight into the very nature of British life and culture