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At least 36 people have died. https://t.co/y5MA4QGjmnThe five-time NBA champion was widely considered one of the greatest players in the game's history. https://t.co/807zVSsDjU20 year-old cello prodigy @ShekuKM is NUMBER ONE in the UK classical charts and subject of this week's Profile on… https://t.co/T54ftHdJxaToday's #R4Appeal is for the charity Emmaus @EmmausUK, presented by TV presenter Gail Porter @GailPorter. Info: https://t.co/bMS5Z7eePXMovie make-up - another fascinating @BBCArts film about the cinema. https://t.co/2TZsuDATmU"I was treasured and poked at the same time": writer Anne Enright on being the youngest of five #desertislanddiscshttps://t.co/NUlEnAzWjiAccording to @AIannucci In the 21st Century politics happens in the back of a cab. https://t.co/qC0qHRS6sDIn our podcast The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread, science journalist @gregfoot and his expert witnesses analyse the… https://t.co/3FyRTUWaP0WE KNEW IT. https://t.co/P12Y0lQlUwIf George Orwell were alive today would he be worrying about social media and fake news? Or privacy? Or net neutral… https://t.co/zYp54RLm8TIt turns out metaphor is everywhere. https://t.co/IQtqEIyxY6"I was treasured and poked at the same time": writer Anne Enright on being the youngest of five #desertislanddiscshttps://t.co/N6pwXId8y6In our podcast The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread, science journalist @gregfoot and his expert witnesses analyse the… https://t.co/jzNbmQuubXToday's #R4Appeal is for the charity Emmaus @EmmausUK, presented by TV presenter Gail Porter @GailPorter. Info: https://t.co/NryQERbTxs
1/26
2020
There's a fascinating new production of Chekhov's Three Sisters set during the Biafran war. A @BBCAfrica film https://t.co/RaXSxKPlmtAnother fascinating short film about the cinema from @BBCArts https://t.co/RnI1mK5kqpIf George Orwell were alive today would he be worrying about social media and fake news? Or privacy? Or net neutral… https://t.co/lJtIbKC125https://t.co/ReiWEP1Gj8Oliver: Lagos to London. Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, set in Nigeria... A three-part drama exclusive to Radio 4.… https://t.co/pmEdi8YJqHIt turns out metaphor is everywhere. https://t.co/c9UTP7YtsfIt turns out metaphor is everywhere. https://t.co/YITLqTcOwTHere it is! Our deep-dive fact-check of the claims & therapies in Netflix's new #gooplab Ft FIVE experts (incl… https://t.co/YVopyseqoo
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4Terry Jones, author, director and, of course, Python, was also a mediaevalist. He introduced this cheeky series of… https://t.co/cGiSpQLZeA
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4Blimey. The solar wind is "a stream of material coming out of the sun all the time, at a rate of about 1 million to… https://t.co/8JEqCbOugaIt turns out metaphor is everywhere. https://t.co/UZIiSaKwtg
1/25
2020
If George Orwell were alive today would he be worrying about social media and fake news? Or privacy? Or net neutral… https://t.co/mlkOf4JQWOCharles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, set in Lagos, Nigeria... A three-part drama exclusive to Radio 4. Listen on… https://t.co/aeFI8hOhaxWE KNEW IT. https://t.co/gPZ51WYIfABlimey. The solar wind is "a stream of material coming out of the sun all the time, at a rate of about 1 million to… https://t.co/Sxn5LoujYlIn the Briefing Room with @DAaronovitch, four #coronavirus experts: Howard Zhang, BBC China service. Dr Nathalie M… https://t.co/UM3jb4eSbiTests on 14 people in the UK have come back negative. https://t.co/h2jRHzSfvI #coronavirusThe latest on the coronavirus outbreak in China. https://t.co/Tqrh80dtHPGeorge Walker was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Download his story on @BBCSounds https://t.co/rgP9BSyxKyWe've 'visualised' another bit of this week's ep of #TheSkewer from @BBCRadio4 . Witness the majesty of a dancing F… https://t.co/1UNAfrtFWE
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4 @ChristineLoy1 You make a good point.In which students are somehow persuaded to get up at 5 O'Clock in the morning to watch people who got up at 4 O'Clo… https://t.co/qhwR6pI74WGeorge Orwell: Twitter or Instagram? (a film from @BBCideas) https://t.co/gF7qHhE1ko
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1/24
2020
If George Orwell were alive today would he be worrying about social media and fake news? Or privacy? Or net neutral… https://t.co/wxDlufKvjm“I could see their faces, perfectly normal faces …Even at the age of five I was wondering how such an ordinary bunc… https://t.co/wMT19Cceq5
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4"We have seen forms of persecution in the modern world which we never expected after the horrors of the Second Worl… https://t.co/QaxEiBJRaP
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4Blimey. The solar wind is "a stream of material coming out of the sun all the time, at a rate of about 1 million to… https://t.co/ZzKL7A2btFThis week’s Radio 4 Appeal is on behalf of The Virtual Doctors which is a telemedicine charity, providing vital inf… https://t.co/YQezCEHgDTAnarchist. Opportunist. Environmentalist? @BBCRadio3 tackles Beethoven: https://t.co/6mPGAknGgZ #Beethoven250https://t.co/LzZBsi3vPH @AngelaBarnes @BBCSounds Terry Jones, author, director and, of course, Python, was also a mediaevalist. He introduc… https://t.co/ed5MHD5Txc"We are the worst for social mobility. Until we open up paths, only the few will pop through" Great talking to… https://t.co/GTznltHSEV
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4"A stream of material coming out of the sun all the time, at a rate of about 1 Million tons per second…" ☀ ☀ https://t.co/y2QXStIe6JWatch the video in the article Mishal links to - it's extraordinary... https://t.co/dZaeYBAA29I know I sing old folk songs but my hero of heroes the high priestess of all has always been @JoniMitchellcom + tod… https://t.co/jmNE8FV1es
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4"I'm really anti these military solutions." Pakistan Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI tells @MishalHusain he has told… https://t.co/3sLDbTbPw7
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4‘I always say my mother gave me life twice’; Dame Sue Campbell, FA’s Director of Women’s Football recalls her mothe… https://t.co/lumlSWcXJI
1/23
2020
Like your style 🆒 https://t.co/Hw5uSlyG3FIf George Orwell were alive today would he be worrying about social media and fake news? Or privacy? Or net neutral… https://t.co/IswGfSaXO0Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, set in Lagos, Nigeria... A three-part drama exclusive to Radio 4. Listen on… https://t.co/pcAihjHxnGHow to live in one of the least densely populated places on Earth - Greenland 🌨️ https://t.co/8CQuTeSUIZGeorge Walker was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. His story is remarkable. https://t.co/r530LvRFkoIt’s a big moment for the party and its future. https://t.co/Hacbrqk2Dx @AngelaBarnes @BBCSounds "His work with Monty Python, his books, films, television programmes, poems and other work… https://t.co/7a4fbPEgHd @AngelaBarnes @BBCSounds "Terry was first of all an enormous enthusiast. He threw himself into things with such pas… https://t.co/vQbytplzobListen to this radical updating of Charles Dickens' most political novel, Oliver Twist. https://t.co/UJda7RhEDL“There were so many aspects to Terry but enthusiasm and passion were the two words that describe him best”. Michae… https://t.co/JBda5Zpc8z
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4"Unfortunately he nearly cut his finger off, so blood was spurting out...he had to keep it above his head...as we w… https://t.co/lKZojnQmCD
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4Python regular Carol Cleveland spoke to @AngelaBarnes about her extraordinary experience working with the great Ter… https://t.co/5AsTgV4FzR"He was far more than one of the funniest writer-performers of his generation, he was the complete Renaissance come… https://t.co/Iq0Fw0O3kzHere he is on Radio 4 in 1983 discussing the Monty Python feature films and a host of other topics https://t.co/yoCCpdPSxMHe first became well-known as one of the performers in Monty Python's Flying Circus in 1969 and went on to inspire… https://t.co/vr2L1piWaKMonty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77. https://t.co/oy5bRuIv25Bowie, the Beatles, Spinal Tap… @laurenlaverne on rock stars in the movies and on TV. 👨🏿‍🎤👩‍🎤… https://t.co/OQWUvIyn9pMonty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77, his agent has said https://t.co/cDOBI7OMp0
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4Nature writer @RobGMacfarlane wrote an afterword for the 50th anniversary edition of The Peregrine, published in 20… https://t.co/ADyNYz8bei @bbcideas It's the 70th anniversary of George Orwell's death. All our programmes about the novelist and essayist (a… https://t.co/FBfJr3iurz"...the machine is here and its corrupting effects are almost irresistible." If George Orwell were alive today, wou… https://t.co/JVCAZ9u7H6‘I was convinced I was going to play football for England’: Dame Sue Campbell, FA’s Director of Women’s Football on… https://t.co/lGxd2Td3QCSwedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and US President Donald Trump both spoke at the World Economic Forum in Dav… https://t.co/A44CNpsBSd
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4Wednesday's not so hot, though, tbh 😢 https://t.co/H43DfrdA4cCan you write a great short story? The BBC National Short Story Award 2020 with @Cambridge_Uni is open for entries… https://t.co/vPW7mDXnLm
1/22
2020
A collaboration between @ExploreWellcome and Radio 4 with @claudiahammond https://t.co/MtzOIYtUwuTouch is important https://t.co/TnTrUgnCFUIs it OK to touch someone you meet for the first time? 🖐🏾 Radio 4 launches The Touch Test - a major research proje… https://t.co/NJGwAME1LKBeing an introvert is "not a flaw, it's a gift" 😊 From @bbcideas https://t.co/iomDcH3z0RJustin’s wife left him. He put his house on the market. Then, on the day he was made redundant…. the floods in… https://t.co/lPXNSDErSLJoining us for the 6 Music Festival 2020 will be @michaelkiwanuka @roisinmurphy @katetempest and many more of our f… https://t.co/bnicvPtmwD
Retweeted by BBC Radio 4Listen to Tim Morton's (@the_eco_thought) three-part series on @BBCSounds https://t.co/ZOsV7ZqUrZ https://t.co/hpbr9aoMIn @PowerThe89 @mrjamesob They're working on a poetry programme for the World Service called 'Voice' (and that's TS Eliot in front of Orwell!).The Home Office has pledged an extra £5m to help make Mosques and other places of worship safe but is that enough?… https://t.co/SSstB8TpvNOn @BBCSounds, our programmes celebrating George Orwell on the 70th anniversary of his death: https://t.co/uJA5k2o5tH @DDoyle74 @mrjamesob Mostly BBC staff in the Eastern and West Indian Service. The programme they're assembling is a… https://t.co/Nnkw0VbVppcaption: (l-r) Venu Chitale, BBC; M. J. Tambimuttu from Ceylon; T.S. Eliot; Una Marson, West Indian service; Mulk R… https://t.co/4v4IbYIIrEAnd that man, sitting right in front of Orwell at the table, looking terrifically involved in the meeting? That's TS Eliot.George Orwell, essayist, novelist, passionate agitator for truth - and BBC radio producer - died 70 years ago today… https://t.co/SAzVlOCjpK"An 'intimacy director'?" "She's like a choreographer for sex, basically..." https://t.co/v4xxaE7IttWe need physically literate youngsters: Dame Sue Campbell, FA’s Director of Women’s Football on the importance of s… https://t.co/bvavlV5a7GThe corrupting effect of power. 😈 🐷🐴🐔🐗🐶 Listen to this dramatised version of George Orwell's allegory Animal Farm.… https://t.co/Kos5bLT6GhHow to implement mindfulness in your busy day 🧘🏿‍♀️ https://t.co/YmWlgSFvQI https://t.co/Cf0UlQy6xr
1/21
2020
In the United States today is Martin Luther King Junior Day. In late 1961 the minister and civil rights campaigner… https://t.co/TfcCyM2sCVSylvia Plath, photographed in about 1950. We've got her haunting 1963 novel The Bell Jar, in eight parts, on… https://t.co/p6iI3TpqthCharles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, set in Lagos, Nigeria... A three-part drama exclusive to Radio 4. Listen on… https://t.co/vuCTM6KmpMGeorge Walker was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. His story is remarkable. https://t.co/FDKbwVxD4OThe actors of Netflix's Sex Education tell #BeyondToday that the show should be compulsory viewing in schools https://t.co/qxg1tOFlsW"Pregnant? Don't want to be? Call Jane at 643-3844" This was the message from a group of women in Chicago who buil… https://t.co/wZ5AoBExh5Martin Luther King Junior's 'Face to Face' interview with John Freeman, first broadcast on BBC TV on 29 October 196… https://t.co/HksLXXf8Z5
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