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A blog of Radio 4. Not about Radio 4 but of it. We point to the bits we like, the bits you might have missed, the bits that someone might have sneakily recorded. And other bits of speech radio might find their way here too.

Of course, one day this might turn into something else, maybe a new skin for Radio 4, maybe a new way of curating radio, or maybe it won't.

Your hosts on this not very wild ride are Steve Bowbrick, Russell Davies and Roo Reynolds. Drop us a line with your thoughts, unless you wish to complain about continuity announcers and their accents.

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Fags, Mags and Bags… again

Speaking of comedy, I want to remind you that tomorrow (that’s Monday) at 11:30 on Radio 4 you can hear the final episode of the first series of the best comedy on the radio right now (if you ask me): Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary’s Fags, Mags and Bags: the surreal sitcom set in a Glasgow sweet shop. My family and I have been laughing like drains more or less continually since the first episode caught us completely by surprise in September.

I also, obviously, want it put on record that Fags, Mags and Bags is speechification’s first official tip for TV transfer in 2008. When the show turns up on the telly, please remember you heard it here first - and if they’ll take bets on this sort of thing at Ladbrokes I’d get round there sharpish. Here’s last week’s episode in case you missed it (MP3).

Steve