Summary: Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations. Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Listeners speak directly to the controller of Radio 4, Gwyneth Williams, to discuss changes to the Archers, on-going budget cuts and the station's 'dazzling digital future'.
Tom Mangold on The Silent Conspiracy and MI5's relationship with the BBC in the 1970s. And was the exploration of reality TV on Moral Maze little more than an in-joke? Plus what does it take to find "extraordinary stories and remarkable guests"? Roger goes behind-the-scenes at Saturday Live to discover how they blend celebrity interviews and inheritance tracks with tales straight from listeners' mouths.
BBC Trustee Elan Closs Stephens on why listeners' views matter, plus a behind-the-scenes tour of Radio 4's 600-part series Home Front.
PM Editor Joanna Carr explains how reality TV updates fit the programme's character. And the outgoing World Service director Peter Horrocks on the service's future.
Will the daily consumer affairs programme You and Yours ever return to its original length? How does the BBC gauge the views of the silent majority who never make direct contact with the BBC or Feedback? Elizabeth Lane, Research Manager for Radio 4 and 4 Extra, has the answers. And why are Michael Buerk's jungle antics being featured on Radio 4's PM programme?
BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat has been found in breach of both Ofcom and BBC Editorial Guidelines for its broadcast of an interview with a member of ISIS. Richard Ayre, the Chairman of the BBC Trust's Editorial Standards Committee, explains the ruling. Radio 1's iPlayer video channel launched this week. It's the station's latest effort to engage with the smartphone generation. The BBC's Head of Visual Radio gives his vision for the future of Radio 1. Radio 4 is also trying a bit of radio visualisation with a number of short-form animations to complement its History of Ideas series. A Feedback listeners' panel gives its verdict.
The editor of Start the Week on why she thinks Russell Brand was a good fit for her programme. And how surround sound and binaural audio is bringing radio drama to life.
Moral Maze's Michael Buerk faces accusations of victim blaming, and what will experts from diverse backgrounds bring to BBC radio?
Listeners discuss the art of the political interview with John Humphrys. What worries Radio 1 Controller Ben Cooper? And which castaway makes Kirsty Young weak at the knees?
Jarvis Cocker turns out the lights and takes Feedback backstage for a classical version of Wireless Nights. And iPlayer now gives you 30 days to catch up on your favourite radio.
Today Editor Jamie Angus on tough foreign news and attracting new listeners. Will the missing minutes of You and Yours return? And Matthew Taylor on political debate.
Listeners' views on how BBC Radio marked the centenary of the start of WWI - and how journalists in Glasgow are dealing with the long referendum campaign as the vote draws near.
Listeners' views on the BBC's coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continue to dominate our inbox. How easy is it to accurately report the conflict on the ground from within Gaza? Also this week, should history stay in the past? John Humphrys and Melvyn Bragg have gone head-to-head over the use of the present tense to describe historical events. And Roger joins the gardeners of Cumbria on board the M V Teal on Windermere for a special recording of Gardeners' Question Time. Finally, are Sandi Toksvig and her News Quiz panel taking up raving? The problems with the BBC iPlayer continue.
What happened to BBC iPlayer last weekend and should the BBC have done more to communicate about the problem? Roger Bolton speaks to the BBC's Mark Friend, the Controller for Radio and Music Multiplatform. Did the Moral Maze panellists behave like squabbling children? And what makes TMS duo Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew tick?
Is BBC coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict biased? What do the job cuts in BBC News mean for listeners? And how do you get teenagers interested in documentaries?