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Auntie's War

Episode 1: A War Footing

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Ed Stourton describes how the BBC adapted to being on a war footing, the boredom of the Phoney War and the experiences of reporters sent to France. Show more

Book of the Week

Auntie's War

Episode 2: Wartime Propaganda

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Ed Stourton investigates propaganda, coded messages sent across Europe, and relaying less than truthful information to the enemy. Show more

Book of the Week

Auntie's War

Episode 3: Remarkable Voices

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Written and read by Ed Stourton. General de Gaulle rallies the French from London, and US journalists arrive to report the Blitz. Show more

Book of the Week

Auntie's War

Episode 4: George Orwell

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Propaganda, truth and lies and the space between. George Orwell joins the BBC. Written and read by Ed Stourton. Show more

Book of the Week

Auntie's War

Episode 5: Eyewitness Reports

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Written and read by Ed Stourton. The BBC's War Reporting Unit comes into being, and correspondent Guy Byam is parachuted behind enemy lines. Show more

Never Mind the Full Stops

Series 2

Episode 11

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Julian Fellowes is joined by Jenni Murray, Ian MacMillan, Edward Stourton and Michael Rosen in another edition of the language panel game.