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Radio Matters / Goons
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:24:05 PM »
I know someone who just got a hold of some transcription discs of The Good Show. I don't listen to that one, often, but I know many here do. I was wondering if the ones he has are already in the BBC's Archives. If not, they may be interested in getting some copies from him.

This is what he says he has:

 93/94- The Fireball Of Milton Street/Forog, 99/100- The Jet-Propelled Guided Naafi/The Nadger Plague, 91/92- The Booted Gorilla/The Spanish Suitcase, 97/98- Seagoon M.C.C./The Secret Escritoire, 89/90- Lurgi Strikes Again/The Last Tram, 107- The Great Statue Debate (one sided with beautiful etching on b-side!), 101/102- The Great Bank Robbery/What's My Line?, 103/104- The Telephone/Emperor Of The Universe, 105/106- The Histories Of Pliny The Elder/The Thing On The Mountain, 95-96- The Six Ingots Of Leadenhall Street/Yehti, 87/88 (Christmas Edition)- Ye Bandit Of Sherwood Forest/The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler

The Pub - Open All Hours / Congratulations, kids!
« on: May 19, 2018, 12:31:39 PM »
Happy wedding! I wish you joy and happiness....and I apologize for the long-winded preacher.  :P

Book at Bedtime, Ian Rankin - The Deathwatch Journal

Episode 1 of 5

1/5. A new crime serial specially written for Book at Bedtime by the best-selling
author of the Rebus novels. Set in Edinburgh in 1962 a prison
guard watches over a man sentenced to hang for the murder of his wife.
Read by Jimmy Chisholm. Producer Bruce Young.

Release date: 16 October 2017
28 days left to listen
15 minutes
Mon 16 Oct 2017

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Rebus: Fleshmarket Close
« on: October 12, 2017, 06:25:07 PM »
Rebus: Fleshmarket Close

Episode 1 of 2

1 / 2. In Ian Rankin's crime thriller, the teenage sister of a rape victim goes missing, two skeletons are found in the cellar of a pub in Edinburgh's Old Town, and an illegal immigrant is murdered on a city housing estate. Rebus and Clarke investigate. Dramatised by Chris Dolan.

Other parts played by the cast
Producer/director: Bruce Young

BBC Scotland.

58 minutes

Help / get_iPlayer trouble....
« on: June 27, 2017, 09:04:28 AM »
Hey, guys. Is anyone else having trouble using the links on get_iPlayer?  I've used them many, many times before without issues. The last time was probably a month or so ago. Now? No go.

Did I miss an update or new procedure or something? Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

BBC Radio 4Drama

Available Now

House of Ghosts: A Case for Inspector Morse

An original drama written by Alma Cullen around the characters of Morse and Lewis created by Colin Dexter. The focus is on the time in Morse's career when his mind was developing its incisive edge and his personal life was at its most complex.

The year is 1987, and Morse is at the theatre, where the young actress playing Ophelia dies on stage during a performance of Hamlet. A Suspicious Death inquiry begins.

When a suspect is murdered, Morse becomes convinced that the two deaths do, somehow, connect with what happened at an Oxford student production of Hamlet which he was a part of in 1962.

The writer Alma Cullen wrote four screenplays for the popular Inspector Morse TV series, and was a member of the team of writers who helped to create four series which won all the major TV drama awards. She has also written several other TV crime series and one-off screenplays, twelve radio plays and four stage plays.

Neil Pearson plays Morse. He first starred in the award winning popular tv series Drop The Dead Donkey and Between The Lines, and continues to take leading roles in television and in the theatre while also running a successful business as a dealer in rare and unusual books.

Lee Ingleby, as Lewis, is perhaps best known for his roles as Detective Sergeant John Bacchus in the BBC drama Inspector George Gently and Stan Shunpike in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Directed by Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

Sat 25 Mar 2017
BBC Radio 4

Radio Matters / Does anybody have....
« on: April 20, 2017, 01:43:14 AM »
The first episode of the Book at Bedtime Behind Her Eyes?

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / BBC Radio 4 Drama: Mythos
« on: April 20, 2017, 12:20:25 AM »
BBC Radio 4 Drama


Available Now

A new paranormal drama by award-winning writer and director Julian Simpson, starring Nicola Walker.

Incidents of death from heart failure have spiked at seven times the national average in a small village in Essex. Agent Lairre investigates.

Writer: Julian Simpson
Director: Julian Simpson
Producer: Karen Rose
Sound design & original music: David Thomas
Published music: Olafur Arnalds & Kronos Quartet

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.
Wed 5 Apr 2017
BBC Radio 4

Help / New Site
« on: February 08, 2017, 10:54:56 AM »
It is slow going learning this new site.

Everything seems to be marked as "new". I may not be responding to posts for awhile, until I figure it out. I'm so old. :/

The Movie Phorum / RIP
« on: January 31, 2017, 12:16:04 PM »
John Hurt! Another wonderful actor gone. ;( I\'ve enjoyed every performance I\'ve ever seen.

We also lost Mary Tyler Moore, recently, though I don\'t know if her shows made it across the pond. She was wonderful, and will be greatly missed.

The Pub - Open All Hours / \"Dear World, From America....\"
« on: January 31, 2017, 12:00:43 PM »
Sums up what most of us are feeling right now.....  :(

\"Dear World, From America.....\"

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Helen MacInnes, Queen of Spies
« on: January 08, 2017, 10:13:50 PM »
Helen MacInnes, Queen of Spies
New Year\'s Day 2017
BBC Radio Scotland

Scots-born Helen MacInnes became a multi million seller in the US with a string of gripping spy thrillers. But was there more to her story than met the eye, and how did her husband\'s activities during the war relate to her success? Novelist William Boyd investigates her story.

The Pub - Open All Hours / Oops. @\'.2\'@
« on: January 08, 2017, 09:26:56 PM »

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Drama on 3 - Manfred
« on: January 08, 2017, 09:18:06 PM »
Drama on 3 - Manfred

BBC Radio 3    

Manfred by Lord Byron
This haunting, poetic drama stars Joseph Millson. Manfred, living isolated, high in the mountains, tortured and haunted by a dark crime, invokes spirits in search of solace but finds no peace.

Singers: Rhiain Taylor, Caroline Lock, Michael Gibson, Fionnuala Dorrity, Conrad Nelson, Connor Baiano and Katharine Longworth.
Original music composed and performed by Olly Fox.

Introduction with Gregory Paul Tate, University of St. Andrews
Research consultant, Professor Jane Stabler, University St. Andrews

2017 is the 200-year anniversary of the completion of Manfred:
George Gordon Byron (22 January 1788-19 April 1824) is regarded as one of the greatest British poets. Often described as the most flamboyant and notorious of the major Romantics, Byron remains widely read and influential. Byron wrote this \"metaphysical drama\", as he called it, after his marriage failed in scandal amidst charges of sexual improprieties and an incestuous affair between Byron and his half-sister, Augusta Leigh. Attacked by the press and ostracised by London society, Byron fled England for Switzerland in 1816 and never returned. Manfred was written immediately after this.

 George Byron
 Joseph Millson
Chamois Hunter/Spirit   
 Conrad Nelson
 Jonathan Keeble
 Henry Devas
Astarte/Witch of the Alps/Spirit   
 Emily Pithon
 Ruth Alexander Rubin
 Fionnuala Dorrity
 Rhiain Taylor
 Caroline Lock
 Michael Gibson
 Fionnuala Dorrity
 Conrad Nelson
 Connor Baiano
 Katharine Longworth
 Olly Fox
 Pauline Harris
 Pauline Harris

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / The Flying Scotsman
« on: January 03, 2017, 11:17:28 PM »
Thought the train lovers ::cough::ivor::cough:: might enjoy this one. I did. :)

The Flying Scotsman

BBC Radio Scotland

An Englishman and a Scotsman take a train. Written, presented and produced by Tom Ingall. The programme marks the return to steam (and to hauling trains on the East Coast Main Line) of the Flying Scotsman. The iconic locomotive has been restored by the National Railway Museum in York at a cost of four million pounds. To mark the occasion it hauled a special train from London to York on the 25th of February 2016. This programme tells the story of the day weaving in the remarkable history of the worlds most famous steam engine.

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