Author Topic: Radio recommendations  (Read 7717 times)

Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #125 on: May 22, 2020, 09:56:32 am »
I see series two of Listen Against started a run last night on 4 Extra. Jon Holmes (his most recent thing was, I think, The Skewer) wrote it and Alice Arnold helps him present. It's respliced sound bite spoof new and a lot funnier than I've described it.  (I think Cassette Boy gets a credit in one episoded or another)
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #126 on: May 22, 2020, 09:57:45 am »
Saturday Afternoon Drama was a re running of Havana Blue, the first in The Havana Quartet detective series. Set in Cuba in 1989 and written by Leonard Padura, I enjoyed it the first time round. For Sam Dale spotters (or is thast just me?), he's in there, as is Michael Bertenshaw, who I first encountered in The Home Front.

Caught some of that. It was good and I have now ordered the first book in the series.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #127 on: May 22, 2020, 11:27:25 am »
My sister who art in Kingston informs me there's a new series of Charles Paris on R4 at 1130. Bill Nighy playing, as ever, a faded actor, this time with added amateur detective.
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mattc

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #128 on: May 24, 2020, 06:41:30 pm »
They're repeating Cabin Pressure from s1ep1 :
still sheer class.
Blackadder-style sarcasm cranked up to 11.
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #129 on: May 24, 2020, 06:55:26 pm »
We have a difference of opinion.

They're repeating Cabin Pressure from s1ep1 :
still sheer class.

I did hear a couple and couldn't believe how so many talented actors could end up in something so dire.

citoyen

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #130 on: May 24, 2020, 08:30:17 pm »
I find Cabin Pressure a bit hit and miss, but it’s occasionally very funny indeed.

Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #131 on: May 24, 2020, 09:52:29 pm »
Natalie Haynes Stands Up For The Classics is good (radio 4) Funny and informative. You do need to have some interest in classical history though I suppose.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

mattc

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #132 on: May 24, 2020, 10:59:29 pm »
We have a difference of opinion.

They're repeating Cabin Pressure from s1ep1 :
still sheer class.

I did hear a couple and couldn't believe how so many talented actors could end up in something so dire.
He is dead to me.
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #133 on: May 25, 2020, 07:45:33 pm »
Natalie Haynes Stands Up For The Classics is good (radio 4) Funny and informative. You do need to have some interest in classical history though I suppose.
Yes, she's good. I have to concentrate though. (No bad thing)
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)