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The Other Tchaikovsky on BBC Radio 4

On Friday 28 August at 2:15pm, we are delighted to be taking over BBC Radio 4 with our brand new drama, The Other Tchaikovsky – the untold story of self-confessed outlaw, villain, activist, fraudster, lesbian club owner and visionary, Chris Tchaikovsky.

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Who listens to National Prison Radio, and why? The numbers are in…

33% of people in prison tune in to National Prison Radio every day, and they listen for an average of 10.6 hours per week.

These are the headline figures from our Impact Snapshot 2020, detailing the charity’s work.

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Welcome to Future Prison

The Prison Radio Association his releasing a series of podcasts called Future Prison, bringing people who have been to prison face-to-face with senior figures from the Ministry of Justice to talk about their experience.

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‘We’re Thinking About You’ – Radio and TV stars send National Prison Radio listeners messages of support

National Prison Radio has reached out to people from across the radio and music industries and beyond to ask for words of support for people serving prison sentences during lockdown … and received an amazing response.

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New Podcast: Windrush Stories

On Windrush Day 2020, we are proud to release our latest podcast series, Windrush Stories.

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BBC Radio 6 Music’s Marc Riley appears on National Prison Radio

BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Marc Riley has volunteered his time and skills to create a pair of very special lockdown programmes for National Prison Radio.

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A new virus grips the world

Check out National Prison Radio’s brand-new visualised drama Echoes, produced in collaboration with Crowded Room.

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Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland: communication with prisoners during lockdown is key

National Prison Radio has put prisoners’ questions to Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Robert Buckland QC in an exclusive interview.

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National Prison Radio broadcasts strongest ever schedule

National Prison Radio’s broadcast schedule for May is the strongest ever, as PRA staff work in difficult conditions to support our audience behind bars.

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BBC Radio 4 is Unchained

On Thursday 23 April 2020 at 11.30am, BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a documentary produced by the Prison Radio Association entitled Unchained.

It marks the network radio presenting debut of poet and long-time National Prison Radio presenter Brenda Birungi, aka Lady Unchained.

She’s written a guest article for us about making the programme.

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