Author Topic: Radio recommendations  (Read 5356 times)

Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #75 on: September 13, 2019, 10:48:07 am »
There was a new production of A Kestrel for a Knave in the Saturday afternoon drama slot last week. Recorded on location in Barnsley, I've yet to listen to it but have downloaded it.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #76 on: September 13, 2019, 10:58:22 am »
The afternoon drama this week has the latest series of Undercover Mumbai. It's  (yet another) police procedural but set and recorded in India.

Last night in the six thirty comedy slot saw a new series of Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar. The subject of this episode was Jeremy Corbyn and the Left.
"I divide my friends into those who love and adore Jeremy Corbyn and those who are Nazi fascist shitbags.

Jacob Rees Mogg is going to have to do a show for balance."
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Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #77 on: October 28, 2019, 10:46:20 pm »
A new series of Tracks started today on Radio 4. It's a conspiracy theory thriller thing by Matthew Broughton and stars Romola Garai. The first three series had 45 minute episodes, but this one is down to 15 minutes,  chiz,
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #78 on: October 29, 2019, 08:36:52 am »
BBC Sounds - Tunnel 29 - It's an account of a true story about tunneling under the Berlin Wall in 1962. All 10 episodes available to listen too now. Currently being aired on Radio 4 each day. Really enjoyed it.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #79 on: November 05, 2019, 12:13:39 pm »
Somewhere on 4 Extra there's a series called Street and Lane.  Written by Dave Sheasby and Ian McMillan (the bard of Barnsley) it's a sitcom of sorts about some jobbing builders/white van men. Sheasby and McMillan know their way around a script, which is beautifully delivered by the fantastically named Fine Time Fontayne (previously heard in Sheasby and McMillan's "The Blackburn Files") and Nick Lane.

Series 2 is running now. Nick Lane has been replaced by Shaun Dooley, which makes it easier for me to differentiate between the various Norvern Monkey Yorkshire accents.  I really heart Ian McMillan's writing.

Ob. Trivia: Shaun Dooley is involved, in a producery kind of way, with "Got It Covered" an album of cover versions by unexpected performers, out now as part of Children in Need.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #80 on: November 05, 2019, 12:24:13 pm »
Sunday, when I was out riding alongside the Veteran Car Run, saw a production of Genevieve on 4 Extra.  I've not heard it yet, but have it downloaded ready for later consumption.

Robert Bathurst and Samantha Bond are in the cast.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #81 on: December 23, 2019, 10:27:17 pm »
Ooh! I see that there's a dramatisation of "Puckoon" by Spine Milligna, the well known spelling mistake, on Radio 4, Saturday 28th.
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #82 on: December 24, 2019, 01:10:48 am »
Ooh.  Thanks Tim.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #83 on: December 28, 2019, 12:32:51 pm »
Scattered around 4 Extra at the moment are various James Bond stories. Toby Stephens plays Bond and the narrator/Ian Fleming is Martin Jarvis.

Meanwhile, in the Book at Bedtime a d 12-noon-slot-that-thankfully-shortens-You-andYours is Phillip Pullman's "The Secret Commonwealth".  It's  the sequel to "Book of Dust" which was broadcast last year and repeated a week or so back.

Finally Esther, there's a serialisation of Clive James "Unreliable Memoirs" starting Monday at 0945.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #84 on: January 04, 2020, 06:15:04 pm »
Series 2 of the marvelous "On The Hour" is getting an airing on Monday evenings on 4 Extra.  Episode 1 went out earlier this week.

"Such is politics. It's a painful business"
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Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #85 on: January 18, 2020, 05:48:09 pm »
A dramatisation of Animal Farm was on Radio 4 this afternoon, as part of "The Real George Orwell" series. It was on a few years ago but worth a listen. In a colliding of worlds moment, the narrator is Tamsin Greig, close friend of Debbie Aldridge, off of The Archers.

In the just gone noon slot and book at bedtime of the week just gone was Tim McInnerny reading Orwell's "Coming up for Air"
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Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #86 on: February 02, 2020, 07:33:19 pm »
The Skewer is on Radio 4 at the moment. From the depths of John Holmes' mind, it's a different review of the past week's news.
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #87 on: February 03, 2020, 07:21:57 am »
The Skewer is on Radio 4 at the moment. From the depths of John Holmes' mind, it's a different review of the past week's news.
Always good  :thumbsup: I would never have guessed john Holmes would do something like this.

Mind you, yesterday's was well grim - he's clearly not feeling positive about Br***t! Hopefully something will cheer him up in this week's news ...
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #88 on: February 03, 2020, 10:23:59 am »
I was glad to see Rebecca Front won a BBC Audio Drama Award for her acting in Love and Recovery on Radio 4. Its one of my favourites.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.