Posts Tagged ‘radio4’

Gegs | Radio 4

6 April, 2024

Good times talking to James Peak for this documentary.

And an Everyman puzzle to match.

Radio 4, 7 April 2024, 1915

The World At One | Radio 4

23 October, 2023

I’m right at the end of today’s episode:

The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book | BBC Books

8 February, 2020

For every Shipping Forecast area, you find the places on the map indicated by various clues. Join the places to form the shapes of letters. Join the letters to form a sea shanty.

Out 5 November from your local bookshop / Penguin / Waterstones / Amazon etc.

It also gives a flavour of what it’s like to be in each of Dogger, Fisher, German Bight…

Sue Perkins’ Dilemma on BBC Radio 4

20 November, 2011

I wrote for this Radio 4 programme, which was invented by @captainward and which you must listen to:

Google-Proofing the Pub Quiz

1 June, 2011

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I’ve written a feature for the BBC News Magazine about how pub quizzes can survive the smartphone era.

“Text-messaging Is Destroying the Pub Quiz As We Know It, noted the Super Furry Animals in 2001. Little did they know that the pub quiz of 2011 would start with the host insisting: ‘OK, iPhones away, please. Yes, very clever – and Androids. All phones away.’

“Cheating has always been possible in pub quizzes. But while once the dishonest quizzer had to pop out to phone a friend, or wait for a text message reply, phones with fast internet access have taken cheating possibilities to a new level.”

  • Photo taken at Bekenscot Model Village.
  • One type of question which there wasn’t room for was the Blurred Cover. Below are four best-sellers. But what are their titles and authors?

Blurred books