Author Topic: Radio recommendations  (Read 3588 times)

Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #50 on: June 16, 2019, 07:18:41 pm »
Series 3 of Cabin Pressure, by John Finnemore, gets another airing, starting tonight on 4 Extra.  Finnemore is also in it, with Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch and the marvellously dry Roger Allam.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #51 on: June 17, 2019, 11:20:02 am »
Meanwhile, this morning my mind is being distracted from work and Real Life by listening to Doonesburyland, a documentary/comment/history of the first cartoon strip to win a Pulitzer prize. 4 Extra. 
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Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2019, 12:14:06 pm »
FX: tap tap <is this thing on?>

Years ago, on Not The Nine O'clock News, there was a sketch taking the piss out of late night arts shows. Mel Smith (probably) played a hairy arsed oik. The dialogue went something like this:


Mel Smith: "I don't know a lot about art, but I know what I like"

Pamela Stevenson (probably): "And what do you like?"

MS: "Stock car racing"

Anyway, this memory caused a slight boggle, when I spotted in the 4Extra schedule "Stock Car Sewell" where Brian Sewell "explores his passion for the noise, drama and destruction of stock car racing. From 2010."
 
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 #53 on: June 20, 2019, 09:03:42 pm »
FX: tap tap <is this thing on?>

Heh. I’m still following the thread, just haven’t had anything to contribute lately.

I saw that Brian Sewell thing in the listings and was intrigued but haven’t listened yet. Will give it a go.

BBC Sounds has the whole nine series of Mark Steel’s In Town available to listen to at the moment. Some of his material is a bit past its sell-by date, and the gags are basically the sane everywhere he goes, he just tweaks them a bit to suit the location. But I like it. It makes good bedtime listening - amusing but not too challenging. And Mark Steel himself is very personable - which is why he can get away with being so rude about everywhere he visits.

That’s probably a bit too half-hearted to count as a real recommendation.

citoyen

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #54 on: June 20, 2019, 09:06:48 pm »
Cycling content klaxon: Gideon Coe is doing his regular (ie annual) Tour de France themed special on his 6music evening show imminently. He did mention it the other night but I was only half listening so didn’t catch the date.

Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2019, 12:15:37 pm »
FX: tap tap <is this thing on?>

Heh. I’m still following the thread, just haven’t had anything to contribute lately.

I saw that Brian Sewell thing in the listings and was intrigued but haven’t listened yet. Will give it a go.

BBC Sounds has the whole nine series of Mark Steel’s In Town available to listen to at the moment. Some of his material is a bit past its sell-by date, and the gags are basically the sane everywhere he goes, he just tweaks them a bit to suit the location. But I like it. It makes good bedtime listening - amusing but not too challenging. And Mark Steel himself is very personable - which is why he can get away with being so rude about everywhere he visits.

That’s probably a bit too half-hearted to count as a real recommendation.
Did you catch the episode where he was on Alderney? One of his recurring themes was lack of local services vs low taxation.  There was some booing...
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

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2019, 12:27:52 pm »
Cycling content klaxon: Gideon Coe is doing his regular (ie annual) Tour de France themed special on his 6music evening show imminently. He did mention it the other night but I was only half listening so didn’t catch the date.

Ooh, I'll point get_iplayer at that. Also worth a delve is 6 Music Live Hour. Amongst the stuff I've never heard of are some gems.  The current episode has Elvis Costello at Barrowlands in 2004 while in their archive is a gig featuring Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames and "five young gentlemen making such an impact on the hit parade currently". Which is how the Rolling Stones were described by Long John Baldry, going full on Jazz Club, in 1964.

Download, mangle in Audacity into separate tracks, voila live album.
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 #57 on: June 21, 2019, 12:49:43 pm »
Did you catch the episode where he was on Alderney? One of his recurring themes was lack of local services vs low taxation.  There was some booing...

Yes. I think he went easy on them - there are plenty of other things he could have mentioned about Alderney but chose not to...

Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #58 on: June 27, 2019, 10:28:33 pm »
Four Extra next week has a version of Day of The Triffids from 1968 and a series of Cadfael, the 17th century monk/detective.
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 #59 on: June 30, 2019, 05:01:05 pm »
Cycling content klaxon: Gideon Coe is doing his regular (ie annual) Tour de France themed special on his 6music evening show imminently. He did mention it the other night but I was only half listening so didn’t catch the date.

Just heard another trailer - it's this Thursday (4th July) at 9pm. As well as the general cycling-themed stuff, he'll also be playing some Belgian tunes to celebrate the fact that's where the race is starting this year (the trailer included snatches of Kraftwerk's Tour de France and Plastic Bertrand's Ça Plane Pour Moi by way of a taster).

Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #60 on: July 03, 2019, 10:34:56 pm »
I've just listened, by chance, to an excellent play on 4 Extra. Life Cycles by Jonathan Davidson. 

Here's what the blurb says:
Quote
Three lives on three bicycles from three different eras.

1960s: Bill might win the Tour de France but his legs are begging him to stop.

1930s: Tom is out with his cycling club in Yorkshire, but is it his last ride as a single man?

2002: Susan wants to ride around the world but the men in her life are struggling to keep up. Then the wheels begin to turn.

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 #61 on: July 04, 2019, 12:49:37 pm »
Bill needs to channel his inner Jens.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #62 on: July 04, 2019, 05:18:59 pm »
Bill needs to channel his inner Jens.
After a penc day at jbex, that made I larf out loud. Cheers M Le Maire.
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

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #63 on: July 12, 2019, 09:53:12 pm »
There's a brand new series of The Absolutely Radio Show on 4 Extra.

Stoneybridge , famed for its Stoney Bridge, is getting its own radio station.
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 #64 on: July 13, 2019, 12:05:57 am »
Professor Larrington is scheduled to be on the Toady programme at 08:45 tomorrow.  Stupid time, I know.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #65 on: July 24, 2019, 01:07:21 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. 
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

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #66 on: August 18, 2019, 08:01:23 pm »
I see that Radio 4 have The Inspector Chen novels running in the Sunday afternoon drama slot. Written by Qiu Xiaolong, they feature poetry loving Inspector Chen doing police type things in contemporary (ish) China. They're dramatised by John Harvey, who wrote Inspector Resnick, the Nottingham based jazz loving Polish detective.

Last week's episode was a new one, while this week's,  Don't Cry, Tai Lake was previously broadcast last year.
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

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #67 on: August 29, 2019, 10:17:15 am »
On 4 Extra right now is The Castle by Franz Kafka. To cheer us all up, obvs.

Part 2 follows tomorrow.
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #68 on: August 29, 2019, 10:33:20 am »
The News Quiz returns tomorrow at 6.30   :thumbsup:
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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #69 on: August 29, 2019, 10:54:41 am »
I see that Radio 4 have The Inspector Chen novels running in the Sunday afternoon drama slot. Written by Qiu Xiaolong, they feature poetry loving Inspector Chen doing police type things in contemporary (ish) China. They're dramatised by John Harvey, who wrote Inspector Resnick, the Nottingham based jazz loving Polish detective.

Last week's episode was a new one, while this week's,  Don't Cry, Tai Lake was previously broadcast last year.

I'd never heard one before, and I enjoyed that.

Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #70 on: August 30, 2019, 10:35:10 am »
I see that Radio 4 have The Inspector Chen novels running in the Sunday afternoon drama slot. Written by Qiu Xiaolong, they feature poetry loving Inspector Chen doing police type things in contemporary (ish) China. They're dramatised by John Harvey, who wrote Inspector Resnick, the Nottingham based jazz loving Polish detective.

Last week's episode was a new one, while this week's,  Don't Cry, Tai Lake was previously broadcast last year.

I'd never heard one before, and I enjoyed that.
I've got some more of those which I grabbed when they were broadcast last year.  i can send you a link if you're interested.
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 #71 on: September 02, 2019, 11:48:28 am »
Yes, please Tim.  Thank you.

Tim Hall

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #72 on: September 02, 2019, 03:22:44 pm »
Yes, please Tim.  Thank you.
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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

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Re: Radio recommendations
« Reply #73 on: September 04, 2019, 10:10:18 pm »
Paul Sinha's General Knowledge in the six thirty slot on Tuesday is good value.

This week, as a bonus, has a big segment about Beryl Burton.
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 #74 on: September 06, 2019, 09:59:10 am »
The 15-minute drama slot on R4 at the moment is How Does That Make You Feel? - short pieces with characters talking to their psychiatrist. Good cast including Frances Tomelty, Roger Allam and Tim McInnerny. It's the 11th series, apparently - I've heard it before but didn't know it had been going that long.

Not sure exactly when it's broadcast but it's available on BBC Sounds.