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Charles Parker Prizewinners to feature on Radio 4 from 10 to 14 August 2020

New Storytellers on Radio 4 Five short documentary pieces from this year’s Charles Parker Prizewinners will be broadcast at 1:45pm each day Monday 10 to Friday 14 August on BBC Radio 4.  Each episode in the series will be available …
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Winners of the 2020 Charles Parker Prize announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Charles Parker Prize. The Gold Award, as announced on 3 April, goes to Alexandra Morgan.  The other four prizewinners are Gabriel Green, Lewis Harrower, Charlotte Hurrell and Richard Queree. The …
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Gold Award documentary from 2019 repeated on Radio 4 this week

On Tuesday 7 April the Gold Prizewinner Sian Medford wrote on Facebook: “Live now on BBC Radio 4  is my award winning 2019 Charles Parker Prize radio documentary ‘A Young Sel In A Small Town’.   A year ago today winning …
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Nominees for the 2020 Charles Parker Prize announced

Owing to the current Covid-19 emergency, the full results of the Charles Parker Award 2020 cannot at this moment be published.  As last year, BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting the five top submissions in their New Storytellers strand later …
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Prizewinning documentary repeated on Radio 4 this week

On Tuesday 31 March, the 2019 Charles Parker Prizewinner Rhys Gunter tweeted: “Right now on BBC Radio 4 you can hear a replay of my documentary, ‘My Life After Grenfell’.   The surivivors of Grenfell have been through things that words …
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Charles Parker Day 2020 to be postponed

It is with regret that we have made the difficult decision to postpone Charles Parker Day, due to take place on Friday 3rd April, based on government advice with regards to the COVID-19. We very much hope to be able …
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Call for Proposals – Oral History and the Media Conference July 2020

Here’s a conference for people interested in oral history in relation to media. We’re posting it now because the deadline for proposals is 20 December.  The call for papers is available from the OHS website   Oral History Society Annual …
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Historic radio editing desk donated to Birmingham City University

The Charles Parker Trust has donated a historic editing desk belonging to BBC producer Charles Parker to Birmingham City University. It joins other broadcasting artefacts curated by Sam Coley, Senior Lecturer in Radio. The photo shows the desk being handed …
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Details of the 2020 Charles Parker Prize announced

Details of the Charles Parker Prize 2020 for the Best Student Radio Feature have just been announced.  The competition will be open for entries from 1000 on Monday 18 November 2019 with a final deadline of 2359 on Monday 24 February …
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Charles Parker Prizewinners to feature on Radio 4 from 29 July to 2 August

New Storytellers on BBC Radio 4 – the short documentary pieces from the five Charles Parker Prizewinners will be broadcast at 1:45pm each day Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August.  Each episode in the series will be available online …
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