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Cultural exchange: Radio 4 in Britain is evidence that the medium is as popular as ever
Cultural exchange: Radio 4 in Britain is evidence that the medium is as popular as ever

Editors' note: With this report, Sunday Calendar launches a new, weekly feature, "Cultural Exchange." In it, Times foreign correspondents will explore cultural and entertainment trends, developments, personalities and debates around the world. The phone can ring all it wants when Meg Donovan is listening to the radio. If she's tuned in to a play or to the nightly installment of "The Archers," a soap opera that's been on the air in Britain for nearly 60 years, her callers can wait. "I'm not prepared to miss anything, you see," said Donovan, a retired schoolteacher. "I'm quite happy to be interrupted when watching television, but...

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