'Let my armies be the rocks and the trees and the birds in the sky'
May 8, 2013 4:34 PM   Subscribe

BBC Radio 4 has begun to transmit Tweet of the Day, a 90 second 5:58 A.M. weekday broadcast (also podcast!), featuring the songs of UK birds. The program is set to last for 265 episodes, and will feature a revolving door of presenters, beginning with Sir David Attenborough.
posted by Omon Ra (7 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Which really really is the most Radio 4 thing to do ever. Just after Farming Today and just before Today.
posted by MartinWisse at 4:35 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

Oh my god, I love this. Reclaim the word "tweet"!
posted by scratch at 4:35 PM on May 8, 2013 [2 favorites]

This is beyond awesome.

But putting these birds right next to Princess Monster Truck's thread seems like an accident waiting to happen.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 5:05 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

*pips* I ♥ Radio 4.
posted by glhaynes at 5:27 PM on May 8, 2013 [2 favorites]

I've been enjoying the hell out of this, usually in the car on the way into work. Sir David makes my whole day.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 9:44 PM on May 8, 2013

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posted by homunculus at 11:14 PM on May 8, 2013

This is so lovely and perfect and Radio 4. I don't live in the UK and listen via iplayer but now I want to send in my license fee anyway.
posted by runincircles at 12:24 PM on May 9, 2013

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