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The Organ Grinder -- member of the Guardian blog stable -- has been examining a list of candidates for the "worst BBC Radio 4 show" title.

Now I don't nearly listen enough to the radio, and in particular Radio 4, but ... I'm quite aware that Melvyn Bragg is insufferable, yet the reason why I love In Our Time is quite exactly what warrants the programme's inclusion in the above list (emphasis mine):

In Our Time
Technically more weird than awful, Melvyn Bragg wraps his intellectual jowls around ginormous and baffling subjects as dementedly diverse as "The Graviton - the quest for the theoretical gravity particle", "Greyfriars and Blackfriars - philosophy, evangelism and fund-raising in the 13th-century Church" or "Pastoral literature - the romantic idealisation of the countryside". It's like being locked in a university library with several tutors. On crack.

Sounds heavenly to me, actually.

(And I absolutely treasure the podcast mp3 of theirs I have on Chaucer.)

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