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WELCOME TO THE “QUOTE ... UNQUOTE”

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FROM NIGEL REES

REVISED 11 MAY 2022

 

The BBC Radio programme Quote ... Unquote was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in the United Kingdom from 1976-2021.

The world of Quote ... Unquote encompasses a substantial archive of material concerning quotations and ‘well-known phrases and sayings’ of many types. 

Now that the radio show has come to an end, searching for ‘lost’ quotations and for the origins of phrases and sayings is undertaken in The “Quote ... Unquote” Newsletter and through this website.

 

 

The April 2022 issue of the Newsletter is now available – free – as an e-mail-attached PDF.  To be put on the e-mailing list go to HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH “QUOTE ... UNQUOTE”.

 

For details of the 2021 final series guests go to BROADCAST NEWS. 

NEW BOOKS AND E-BOOKS   Go here for details of my books and e-books including:

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RADIO SHOW ARCHIVE – PRODUCERS/READERS/PANELLISTS  Complete list of participants in the radio show 1976-2021, together with other programme details.

RADIO SHOW ARCHIVE – SERIES/EPISODES  Complete list of all 57 series with transmission dates and names of guests.

NEWSLETTER  An introduction to the quarterly electronic publication and how to obtain e-book compilations of back numbers.

SPECIMEN ARTICLES FROM THE NEWSLETTER  Including: ‘Not necessarily in the right order’; ‘Crisis?  What crisis?’; the ‘Far away is close at hand in images of elsewhere’ graffito; Angelina Jolie’s tattoo motto; ‘Round up the usual suspects’; ‘Play it again, Sam’; and the story of our signature tune ‘Duddly Dell’.

AUDIO DOWNLOADS  How you can get to hear past editions of the radio show; the ‘greatest hits’ compilation; and the forthcoming three series download.

CURRENT FAQs  The most frequently asked questions on the sources of quotations and the origins of phrases and sayings.

SEARCHING FOR LOST QUOTATIONS  The big list of unsolved queries.  See if you can help find the sources of quotations and the origins of well-known phrases and sayings.

NIGEL’S SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, LECTURES AND PERFORMANCES.  To give you an idea of what I do.

JUST SO YOU KNOW WHO YOU'RE DEALING WITH ...   A few notes on me.

HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH “QUOTE ... UNQUOTE”           And how to obtain the Newsletter.

 

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