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#1 gingerjon

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:55 AM

Time we had a thread for the delights of the radio.

 

Let's start with Jake Yapp's rather too accurate Radio Four in Four Minutes.


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#2 Griff9of13

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:36 AM

Time we had a thread for the delights of the radio.

Let's start with Jake Yapp's rather too accurate Radio Four in Four Minutes.


Very good. One obvious flaw though; you need to be a pretty avid Radio 4 listener to get all the references.

Unfortunately, these days, I am. I thought it was a sign of aging when I started to forgo Radio 1 for Radio 2. But now, more often than not I find myself tuning to Radio 4. :(
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#3 gingerjon

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:52 AM

"In Our Time" is the programme that just starts though!

 

I find I listen to a lot of Radio 4 Extra selectively via the iPlayer, probably followed by Radio 3 and Radio 4 in terms of amount.

 

Just being repeated now on R4E is an old series of the rather excellent 'Cabin Pressure'.


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#4 JohnM

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:53 AM

Radio 4 Extra is pretty good at times.



#5 Johnoco

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 09:00 AM

I enjoy 'Meet The Huggets'. Seems Paul
Whitehouse listened too.


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#6 Severus

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 09:08 AM

"In Our Time" is the programme that just starts though!

 

I find I listen to a lot of Radio 4 Extra selectively via the iPlayer, probably followed by Radio 3 and Radio 4 in terms of amount.

 

Just being repeated now on R4E is an old series of the rather excellent 'Cabin Pressure'.

 

I get annoyed with Bragg on IOT sometimes as he is quite abrupt with experts. I know he is there to make sure the explanations are accessible to the audience and that the academics don't run away with it but on topics that require background explanation he often interrupts whereas it needs him to be quiet. 


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#7 Griff9of13

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 09:48 AM

Very good. One obvious flaw though; you need to be a pretty avid Radio 4 listener to get all the references.

Unfortunately, these days, I am. I thought it was a sign of aging when I started to forgo Radio 1 for Radio 2. But now, more often than not I find myself tuning to Radio 4. :(

 

Oh, and to prove I'm not a complete fuddy duddy old fart I listen to 6 Music quite a bit as well. :)


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#8 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:02 AM

Time we had a thread for the delights of the radio.
 
Let's start with Jake Yapp's rather too accurate Radio Four in Four Minutes.


This was brilliant.

Sadly, I mostly listen to R4 despite being 27 years under the average age of the average listener.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:29 PM

 

 

Just being repeated now on R4E is an old series of the rather excellent 'Cabin Pressure'.

 

It is indeed most definitely fab.

 

Cerys Matthews programme on Sunday mornings on 6Music is wonderful.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:35 PM

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#11 Johnoco

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:14 PM

6 Music has some brilliant documentaries and old sessions in the middle of the night.

#12 Larry the Leit

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:29 PM

Nothing I've ever heard on the wireless comes close to TMS.

I've not been listening too much recently, but I understand Helen got laid last week in the Archers.

Shocking stuff.
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#13 Trojan

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:55 AM

Time we had a thread for the delights of the radio.

 

Let's start with Jake Yapp's rather too accurate Radio Four in Four Minutes.

 

Where is Jake Yapp now?  He was on Radio Leeds until earlier this year


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#14 Trojan

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:00 AM

I get annoyed with Bragg on IOT sometimes as he is quite abrupt with experts. I know he is there to make sure the explanations are accessible to the audience and that the academics don't run away with it but on topics that require background explanation he often interrupts whereas it needs him to be quiet. 

 

He's doing a programme on Lawrence and William Bragg "Bragg on the Braggs"  on Radio 4.  I don't suppose I'll get a mention! ;)

I listen to Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra all the time. Occasionally Radio Leeds, and if in the area at the right time the RL programme on Radio Manchester.  I also listen to Absolute Radio 60's - but that's an age thing!


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#15 JohnM

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:06 AM

Nothing I've ever heard on the wireless comes close to TMS.

I've not been listening too much recently, but I understand Helen got laid last week in the Archers.

Shocking stuff.

 Aye, that's right..and he's a wrong un, to be sure me old pal me old beauty.   and yesterday they were at it in bed,  Mind you, that's the Archers for you. Jennifer and Roger Petillo were at it years ago..and then there was Brian Aldridge and that Irish girl Siobhan Hathaway..bit of all right she was..a bit feisty but that was part of the attraction for Brian.....

 

Meanwhile Matt is out in Russia taking on the mafia..

 

 

What do you mean.."its not a documentary!  :O


Edited by JohnM, 13 August 2013 - 08:09 AM.


#16 Larry the Leit

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:07 AM

I like Martyn Kelner on radio Leeds. His book on sport on TV was good too.

The Frank Skinner podcast from Absolute is one thing that I never miss.

Edited by Larry the Leit, 13 August 2013 - 08:08 AM.

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#17 gingerjon

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:12 AM

 Aye, that's right..and he's a wrong un, to be sure me old pal me old beauty.   and yesterday they were at it in bed,  Mind you, that's the Archers for you. Jennifer and Roger Petillo were at it years ago..and then there was Brian Aldridge and that Irish girl Siobhan Hathaway..bit of all right she was..a bit feisty but that was part of the attraction for Brian.....

 

Meanwhile Matt is out in Russia taking on the mafia..

 

 

What do you mean.."its not a documentary!  :O

 

But do you seek out Ambridge Extra?


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#18 JohnM

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:40 AM

well....I don't turn it off immediately if I  come across it by accident. 



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:50 AM

He's doing a programme on Lawrence and William Bragg "Bragg on the Braggs" on Radio 4. I don't suppose I'll get a mention! ;)
I listen to Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra all the time. Occasionally Radio Leeds, and if in the area at the right time the RL programme on Radio Manchester. I also listen to Absolute Radio 60's - but that's an age thing!

I listen to Absolute 60's sometimes and whilst I do like what they play, I disagree with the policy of not playing general 60's pop music. Lots of it was brilliant.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:13 AM

I listen to the World Service quite a bit. Some very interesting stuff on there.


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