Author Topic: Radio recommendations  (Read 15511 times)

Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #150 on: 23 October, 2020, 09:54:18 am »
Chris Boardman on desert island discs next week.
I just came here to post precisely those words ^  ^  ^   :-)

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #151 on: 23 October, 2020, 10:33:46 am »
I happened upon The Skewer on R4 recently. Didn't quite get it to start with but now love it.
I listened to some of that last night. I like it. There was some kind of mash up that featured the shipping forecast:
"Boris Johnson Dogger"
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #152 on: 23 October, 2020, 10:41:10 am »
I happened upon The Skewer on R4 recently. Didn't quite get it to start with but now love it.
I listened to some of that last night. I like it. There was some kind of mash up that featured the shipping forecast:
"Boris Johnson Dogger"
You do have to listen though. You can't be doing anything else 'cos you miss the unannounced 'punchline'.

The aural equivalent of a Jacques Tati film.
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #153 on: 01 November, 2020, 07:58:59 pm »
Right now on 6 Music, Tom Robinson has Elvis Costello as a guest. Now Playing "Watching the Detectives". Just Played "Ship Building"
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #154 on: 10 January, 2021, 01:14:33 pm »
A dramatisation of John Le Carre's first novel, A Call for The Dead was on Radio 4 yesterday and is available on BBC Sounds. Simon Russel Beale plays Smiley and the wonderful Kenneth Cranham is Mendel. Sam Dale (hurrah!) gets two parts.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #155 on: 10 January, 2021, 02:50:58 pm »
It was excellent, too.  Eleanor Bron and Anna Chancellor in the same play was good, too.

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« Reply #156 on: 10 January, 2021, 07:22:43 pm »
I've just listened to Call for the Dead.

Edit; thanks for the reccomendation. It's a very good adaptation.

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #157 on: 11 January, 2021, 12:43:15 pm »
New series of The Infinite Monkey Cage starts this arvo.  I really ought to listen to last summer's offering first - a pleasure I normally reserve for the first day or two of my annual USAnian road trip.  Which obv didn't happen in 2020 chiz.
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #158 on: 11 January, 2021, 12:58:27 pm »
A dramatisation of John Le Carre's first novel, A Call for The Dead was on Radio 4 yesterday and is available on BBC Sounds. Simon Russel Beale plays Smiley and the wonderful Kenneth Cranham is Mendel. Sam Dale (hurrah!) gets two parts.

Started listening to it last night in bed but nodded off before I'd got very far. Sounded promising though. Thanks for the tip-off. I've enjoyed the other adaptations with SRB.

Not sure if I've read A Call For The Dead. I think I've read A Murder Of Quality, but I can't for the life of me remember what either is about. Might make The Works of John Le Carré my 2021 reading project.
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #159 on: 13 January, 2021, 10:40:04 pm »
New series of The Infinite Monkey Cage starts this arvo.  I really ought to listen to last summer's offering first - a pleasure I normally reserve for the first day or two of my annual USAnian road trip.  Which obv didn't happen in 2020 chiz.
Thanks for the tip-off. It was a good one!

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #160 on: 19 January, 2021, 06:46:36 pm »
More Le Carré. A Perfect Spy this time, adapted as a three part series with Julian Rhind-Tutt as Magnus Pym (strong autobiographical links to Le Carré) and Michael Maloney as his errant father. Also starring Bill Paterson and the wonderful tones of Anton Lessor among others.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #161 on: 26 January, 2021, 11:19:57 pm »
There's what appears to be a new series of Roy Williams's "The Interrogation" on Radio 4. Police drama thing with Kenneth Cranham as the older cop and Alex Lanipekun as his young subordinate. Top quality sniping between the two. Morse and Lewis it's not.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #162 on: 26 January, 2021, 11:29:22 pm »
Meanwhile over on 4 Extra there's a thriller from The Olden Days called Red for Danger, which was originally aired in 1954 on BBC Midland Home Service.

It's got a touch of Dick Barton about it, which isn't surprising as it was written by Edward J Mason, co creator of Dick Barton.  To old bastards people with a wealth of experience such as myself the cast seem familiar too. Ysanne Churchman, Arnold Peters, June Spencer and Chris Gittins all feature. That's "Ablazing" Grace Archer, Jack Wooley, Peggy Archer and Walter Gabriel, me old pal, me old beauty. Seeing as Mason also had a hand in launching The Archers this isn't surprising either.
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #163 on: 31 January, 2021, 01:28:59 pm »
New series of The Infinite Monkey Cage starts this arvo.  I really ought to listen to last summer's offering first - a pleasure I normally reserve for the first day or two of my annual USAnian road trip.  Which obv didn't happen in 2020 chiz.
Thanks for the tip-off. It was a good one!

(Would it be harsh to say this was because Mr Ince got a lot less mike time? Maybe ... )
just caught up with "The Human Brain" show (July).
A cracker! Helped by Conan the Simpsons scriptwriter, and another very funny Yank.
Even Mr Ince managed a funny.

(Lots of stuff around how slight mental illness can fire creativity/art. But too much and you're fecked.)
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #164 on: 20 March, 2021, 07:19:17 pm »
New series of Meet David Sedaris started on R4 this week it was recorded at home, without an audience, and frankly it shows. It was entertaining enough but felt a bit flat - he is someone who thrives in front a crowd.

I remember this from when we went to see him live - he is very good at reacting to the audience, you can almost see him making mental notes about what material works and what doesn’t, and refining it as he goes along.

Still very good though.
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #165 on: 20 March, 2021, 07:47:05 pm »
Adaptation of Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household is currently being serialised on R4 Extra.  Well worth a listen - quite faithful to the book.  I'm a sucker for old British books and films from this era (1930's) - plenty of period detail which I find fascinating.

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #166 on: 13 May, 2021, 01:07:18 pm »
There's a new series of The Corrupted on R4 in the Afternoon Drama slot at the moment. Written by GF Newman, it's the 6th and final installment of his tale of corruption, weaving fictional characters with real life ones. Toby Jones stars as Sir Joseph Olinska.

I see John Finnemore has a new series on too, Thursday evening 1830, R4.
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citoyen

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #167 on: 13 May, 2021, 01:12:34 pm »
I see John Finnemore has a new series on too, Thursday evening 1830, R4.

Hurrah!
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #168 on: 13 May, 2021, 01:18:02 pm »
I see John Finnemore has a new series on too, Thursday evening 1830, R4.

Hurrah!
Episode 1 was last week. I've not listened to it yet. I tend to get_iplayer stuff then binge listen.
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

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #169 on: 13 May, 2021, 01:22:06 pm »
I see John Finnemore has a new series on too, Thursday evening 1830, R4.

Hurrah!
Episode 1 was last week. I've not listened to it yet. I tend to get_iplayer stuff then binge listen.

I have Finnemore on my Sounds subscriptions but for some annoying reason, it didn't notify me of the new series. Grrr!

Tbh, I usually catch new stuff when it is repeated on 4extra these days.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."