- PM (Radio 4)
"PM", sometimes referred to as the "PM programme" to avoid ambiguity, is
BBC Radio 4's long-running early evening news and current affairs programme, which is broadcast from 5pm to 6pm from Monday to Friday and from 5pm to 5:30pm on Saturdays. On weekdays PM is followed by another news programme, the Six O'Clock News, at the same time as the flagship television news programme of the same name broadcast at the same time on BBC One.
The weekday editions are usually presented by
Eddie Mair, although Carolyn Quinntakes over when he deputises for Jonathan Dimblebyon Any Questions. Paddy O'Connellis also an occasional presenter. The Saturday edition has no fixed presenter, although Quinn, Ritula Shahand Nigel Wrenchpresent frequently.
The programme won two accolades in the 2007
Sony Radio Academy Awards: Gold in the [http://www.radioawards.org/winners07/win07_a7.htm Interactive Programme Award] , and Silver in the [http://www.radioawards.org/winners07/win07_a6.htm Speech Programme Award] .
"PM" launched on
April 6 1970, with its first presenters, William Hardcastle and Derek Cooper, promising a programme that "sums up the day, and your evening starts here" BBC Radio 4, 2007. " [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/pm/history.shtml PM History] ." Accessed 2007-09-10.] It made history for being the first radio news programme to feature its own theme tune. Three have been used, with the last ending in 1997in the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana.
Notable presenters after William Hardcastle included
Steve Race, Chris Lowe, Joan Bakewelland Valerie Singleton(a former Blue Peterpresenter - in pre-interview chats, junior ministers "inevitably" claimed that they still had their Blue Peter badge).
In November 2005, the programme began producing a [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/pm/newsletter/signup.shtml daily e-newsletter] written by Mair. In [http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2006/08/day_one.shtml August 2006] , this was followed up with a
blog- regular features include "The Glass Box", for discussion of programme content; "The Furrowed Brow", for discussion of other serious matters, and "The Beach", the off-topic area [BBC Radio 4, 2007. " [http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/1_faq/ PM F.A.Q.] ." Accessed 2007-09-07.] .
12 October 2007, the programme started an additional blog for a spin-off programme called iPM [BBC Radio 4, 2007. " [http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm/2007/10/we_want_more_than_your_photo.shtml iPM Blog Introduction] ." Accessed 2008-08-01.] , which was broadcast on Saturdays at 5:30pm (immediately after the Saturday edition of PM) until 22nd December, and also made available as a podcastBBC Radio 4, 2007 " [http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm/2007/12/show_notes_22nd_december.shtml iPM Show Notes, 22nd December 2007] ." Accessed 2008-01-08.] . iPM was a unique programme in that through the blog, listeners could discuss ideas with the production team and comment on the stories being lined up for the following show - so what ended up on air was shaped by the listeners [BBC Radio 4, 2007 " [http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm/2007/10/whats_ipm_1.shtml What's iPM? 12 October 2007] ." Accessed 2008-01-08.] . Although the first series has ended, the blog aspect of the programme remains open to shape ideas for the second series, due to be broadcast later in 2008[BBC Radio 4, 2008 " [http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ipm/2008/01/in_the_meantime.shtml In the meantime... 3 January 2008] ." Accessed 2008-01-08.] .
"PM" is currently edited by
Peter Rippon[BBC Press Office, 2004. " [http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/biographies/biogs/news/peterrippon.shtml Peter Rippon] ." Accessed 2005-12-08.] . The production team also works on Radio 4's "The World at One", " The World This Weekend" and "Broadcasting House". Though predominantly consisting of serious news content, the programme is known for occasional satirical commentary, both from the presenters and in letters from listeners.
Radio Timespoll in 2005 named Mair as the fifth most powerful person in radio [BBC News, 2005. " [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4613871.stm RT Poll] ." Accessed 2007-09-10.] .
Today programmeRadio 4's early morning stablemate to "PM".
The World At OneRadio 4's afternoon stablemate to "PM".
The World Tonight, Radio 4's late evening stablemate to "PM".
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