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6 November, 2006

Dum-di-dum(b)

I haven't listened to BBC Radio 4 for years, but J. tells me that tonight's is the 15,000th episode of 'The Archers'.  Wow.  That's quite an achievement.  Over 55 years of a radio soap ostensibly about farming.

I can summarise the reason for my dislike of Radio 4 in one word: smug.
It's all so middle-class and complacent; awful things happen to other people, but that's external to Radio 4's cosy Little England, where all's well. If 'The Sun' sublimates the concerns of the proletariat into trivia ('bingo and tits', as Billy Bragg said), it's Radio 4 which distracts the bourgeoisie from questioning the real issues.

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