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Mr Larrington

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #200 on: 21 April, 2022, 06:34:03 pm »
The Leith Poleith?
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #201 on: 22 April, 2022, 03:54:06 pm »
Archive on 4 - 50 years of ISIHAC. Gold.

Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #202 on: 22 April, 2022, 04:18:08 pm »
Delighted that they included Stephen Fry's wonderful contribution.

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #203 on: 22 April, 2022, 04:23:37 pm »
Archive on 4 - 50 years of ISIHAC. Gold.
I enjoyed it too. I thought it would be a trip down memory lane, but in fact very few of the snippets were familiar. Except for one: Samantha leaving for a date - this resulted in me having to leave the room, the alternative was having to explain to my 5 & 7 year old sons why I had just sprayed soup across the table.
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #204 on: 22 April, 2022, 05:16:35 pm »
You'll therefore doubtless enjoy this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Toi27HQHeI8
Rust never sleeps

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #205 on: 22 April, 2022, 06:29:24 pm »
In about half an hour on R4; Life, Death and the Foghorn.

I know I'm biased, but this is delightful. Available here (it's a repeat) - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000l8p1
I used to sell foghorns. (Fog signals really). I'll give it a listen (I might have to turn it up a bit)
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #206 on: 22 April, 2022, 08:08:39 pm »
Make sure the bass is turned up to 11.
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Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #207 on: 23 April, 2022, 06:25:16 pm »
Radio 4 Extra and BBC Sounds has "Mark Thomas: My Life in Serious Organised Crime"

It's the tale of Mark Thomas's protests against the Serious Organised Crime and Policing Act, and its restrictions on public protest.
First broadcast in 2007 it is (a) still relevant ansd (2) as funny as a funny thing.

Contains the phrase "stop putting bits in cheese".
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #208 on: 25 April, 2022, 09:52:32 am »
You'll therefore doubtless enjoy this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Toi27HQHeI8
Thanks Hatler. Something to be dipped in and out of, not exhausted in one breathless session, I feel.

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #209 on: 18 August, 2022, 11:01:56 pm »
On my way back from Thee Pubbe I listened to Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse. First broadcast in 2018, it's a Jarvis and Ayres production with Stephen Fry, Ian McKellen and Alfred Molina amongst others.

Give it a go.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #210 on: 01 September, 2022, 03:34:58 pm »
Did anyone catch this ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001bbx8

Delightful. (And cycle related.)
Rust never sleeps

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #211 on: 05 September, 2022, 08:51:12 pm »
Did anyone catch this ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001bbx8

Delightful. (And cycle related.)
(Ahem. A Small Clue as to the subject matter wouldn't go amiss)

Ooh. Clicked on the link. That looks good, I'll give it a go.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #212 on: 05 September, 2022, 09:02:33 pm »
Two from me..
Four Extra are serialising William Boyd's An Ice-Cream War. From the blurb
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1914: as war looms in Western Europe, British and German colonists attempt to emulate the madness in East Africa
I read it a few years ago, so I'll see what it's like.
Linky: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001bqpb

Second up is Hazelbeach by David and Caroline Stafford. Hard to categorise. Comic drama I guess. Dead funny (to me) anyway. The first episode involves a rustled lamb that doesn't get eaten and more importantly Ronnie Hazelbeach, played by Jamie Foreman, as a mysterious occupant with dodgy excuses in someone else's house.
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Cares more his  lawn than he does about equal rights for ethic minorities
First broadcast 2007. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b0082dtq
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #213 on: 19 September, 2022, 04:35:00 pm »
R4 Extra is currently repeating the first series of John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme.

Not many sketch shows hit the ground running, but the very first episode has the “I speak as I find” sketch. Which is a bona fide classic.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #214 on: 22 September, 2022, 10:44:48 am »
Cold Comfort Farm is getting an airing on R4 Extra.

<keeps a look out for the sukebind>
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #215 on: 22 September, 2022, 01:22:57 pm »
Cold Comfort Farm is getting an airing on R4 Extra.

I saw that but haven't listened yet. Any good?

I was in a student am-dram production at uni. Played Reuben. Typecast, obviously.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #216 on: 22 September, 2022, 11:34:13 pm »
Cold Comfort Farm is getting an airing on R4 Extra.

I saw that but haven't listened yet. Any good?

I was in a student am-dram production at uni. Played Reuben. Typecast, obviously.
Yes it is.  Just had a look at the credits. First broadcast 1981! Robert Poste's child is played by Patricia Gallimore, "close friend" of Pat Archer,off of radio 4's farming documentary The Archers.  She doesn't sound anything like Pat Archer in this production.  I recognised the unmistakeable tones of The Dog Woman (Mrs. Antrobus/Margot Boyd), who is playing Mrs Hawk-Monitor. I see Miriam Margoyles is in there too, presumably before she was famous.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #217 on: 12 October, 2022, 04:50:53 pm »
M le Maire's favourite Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine has been having her story told on 4 Extra lately.

Three series of Eleanor Rising by Shaun McKenna are available on BBC Sounds.  I'm working through series one at the moment.

Rose Basista plays E of A. I've not heard of her before but will look out for her in the future and Joel McCormack,who was in Wolf Hall and I'm sure loads of radio stuffs, as I recognise his voice*, as The Dauphin/Louis VII.  Stalwart of Radio 4 drama, Carl Prekopp is the not-to-be-trusted Abbot Pruger.

*Just worked it out. He was in Home Front (an intermittent serial drama about the First World War), playing Victor Lumley.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Mr Larrington

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #218 on: 12 October, 2022, 06:11:02 pm »
w00t :thumbsup: ~ Bethany (12), just now
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Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #219 on: 29 October, 2022, 05:40:32 pm »
A New! Shiny! thing on Radio 4. Rob Newman On Air. Hard to describe but v funny.

It's in the half six slot on Wednesdays, first episode was last week, and is also on BBC Sounds. While you're there, listen to his Half-Full Philosophy Hour from a couple of  years ago.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

mattc

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #220 on: 02 November, 2022, 06:45:52 am »
A New! Shiny! thing on Radio 4. Rob Newman On Air. Hard to describe but v funny.

It's in the half six slot on Wednesdays, first episode was last week, and is also on BBC Sounds. While you're there, listen to his Half-Full Philosophy Hour from a couple of  years ago.
Yes, v good!

The philosfy thing was interesting enough, but the New Thing is genuinely "lol" funny.
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #221 on: 07 November, 2022, 10:26:24 pm »
Richard E Grant on Desert Island Discs on Sunday had me laughing and crying while making the lunch. Lovely man.
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Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #222 on: 20 November, 2022, 08:41:20 pm »
I didn't get where I am today by listening to remakes of the Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin on Radio 4.

But I'll give it a go.  Episode 2 was today, episode 1 last week. Both on BBC Sounds.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #223 on: 21 November, 2022, 03:28:35 pm »
Given that two of the main attractions of the original were Leonard Rossiter and Geoffrey Palmer, I don't think I'll bother with that one.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #224 on: 17 December, 2022, 11:35:17 am »
My wife heartily recommends Michael Morpurgo’s Folk Journeys on Radio 4 / iPlayer.
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