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Two things of note...

1.On Radio 4 Extra on Saturday, a 3-hour retrospective on Chris Morris, entitled 'Raw Meat Radio'.

2.On Radio 2 on Monday, a new series of 'Blaggers Guide', this time about instruments. Episode 1 - the guitar.


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A seasonal offering: Radio 4 Saturday Drama Special, A Christmas Carol

 

Four weeks left to listen to it. Caught some of it on Saturday, but will be settling down with a nice bottle of something in front of the fire tomorrow night to give it a good listening too. 


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The '25 Years of rock' series on 6Music in the middle of the night is brilliant and well worth checking out on IPlayer. Hits and news from various years, great stuff.

 

Edit: it's actually '30 years..' now 

 

Brilliant series though and some ace memories to be had. And even has that great 'typewriter/newsprinter' style noise between stories in that ... 'this just in' style.

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A seasonal offering: Radio 4 Saturday Drama Special, A Christmas Carol

 

Four weeks left to listen to it. Caught some of it on Saturday, but will be settling down with a nice bottle of something in front of the fire tomorrow night to give it a good listening too. 

 

It was bobbins.

 

Unlike the double finale episode of Cabin Pressure which was awesome.

 

Yellow car.


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It was bobbins.

 

Unlike the double finale episode of Cabin Pressure which was awesome.

 

Yellow car.

 

Only just seen this, so sorry for the delay in replying, but you are very, very wrong about A Christmas Carol. Cabin Pressure however is one of the best comedy series that has ever  been on the radio. 


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Only just seen this, so sorry for the delay in replying, but you are very, very wrong about A Christmas Carol. Cabin Pressure however is one of the best comedy series that has ever  been on the radio. 

I only discovered Cabin Pressure late on, so have been catching up from series 1 onwards. Great cast, very funny and the most loathsome character (Mr Birling) is a Rugby Union fan. ;)

 

"The lemon is in play..."

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Nobody mentioned the greatest ever Round The Horn.Is it on bbc 6 ever? Or the Navy Lark.

You can tell how old i am.

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Nobody mentioned the greatest ever Round The Horn.Is it on bbc 6 ever? Or the Navy Lark.

You can tell how old i am.

Those two are usually on Radio 4 Extra at least once a week.


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If you are really ancient, there are apps like Old Time Radio Player which has stuff like The Lone Ranger from the 1930's and stuff. Various other ones too that specialise in British stuff too.

Even though it's so corny, I love Men From The Ministry. Derek Guyler =Legend

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I'll tell you what I found only last week. "It sticks out half a mile". It's 1948 and  Wilson has his own branch of the bank in another town and Mainwaring comes in for a loan. The continuation of the Dads Army stories. Radio play found on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVlCH8sqUBQ

Sadly, the death of Arthur Lowe (after recording the pilot episode) meant that the series was eventually made without Mainwaring. The Wikipedia entry gives a good potted history of the show and reveals that the BBC were re-using tapes as late as the Eighties.


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Sadly, the death of Arthur Lowe (after recording the pilot episode) meant that the series was eventually made without Mainwaring. The Wikipedia entry gives a good potted history of the show and reveals that the BBC were re-using tapes as late as the Eighties.

Yeah. When you listen to the first episode Lowe sounds a bit off, his speech slurred, John  Le'Mes was also in bad nick at the time. Still a bit of the Dads Army story.

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I've been listening to a few series of I've never seen Star Wars recently. It doesn't always work, as it is dependent on the guest actually being open-minded and genuinely willing to give something new a proper try.

 

Some guests come on with unshakeable prejudices, some discover something new which turns out to be an unexpected pleasure. The Les Dennis one is a good example of the latter.

 

When it works, it is a lot of fun.


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Yeah. When you listen to the first episode Lowe sounds a bit off, his speech slurred, John  Le'Mes was also in bad nick at the time. Still a bit of the Dads Army story

 

That pilot I think is splendid.  The subsequent series was pretty dreadful.

 

Although not as bad as the execrable Parsley Sidings.  "Shudders".

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Miles Jupp has been announced as the new chairman of 'The news Quiz'.


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A new series of 'The Infinite Monkey Cage' started yesterday. Available as a podcast from the BBC site.


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Ah, I'm sorry, I haven't a Clue returned today! Good news! :) 


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Ah, I'm sorry, I haven't a Clue returned today! Good news! :)

Miles Jupp singing The Marrow Song to the tune of Holding out for a Hero. :D 


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In the 70's, I used to enjoy "The Adrian Juste Show".  He spliced comedy punch lines into his dialogue with really funny results..

 

I'd love to hear some again.

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Harry Lime prequels voiced by Orson Welles?

 

Go on then


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Harry Lime prequels voiced by Orson Welles?

 

Go on then

Radio 4 Extra only broadcast a few of the existing episodes - if you want the whole lot, look here.


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Radio 4 Extra only broadcast a few of the existing episodes - if you want the whole lot, look here.

 

Yes, couldn't work out the reasons for the R4E selection.

 

Anyway, have been (re) listening to a couple of decent comedies.  Gein's Family Gift Shop on Radio Wales and, repeated on R4E, the first series of My First Planet.


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Sunday the 6th, at 7:15pm on Radio 4, the reformed cast of 'Absolutely' return to the airwaves. That's Pete Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Moray Hunter, Gordon Kennedy and John Sparkes. No Jack Docherty, though.

 

I expect we may well see the return of the Stoneybridge Town Council, Morwenna's horrid little girl, Frank Hovis, Gwyn, Denzil and Calum Gilhooley.

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