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Announcements / Re: Farewell JANARU
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:44:18 PM »
Memorial Service for JANARU

I understand from Jan's DIL that the memorial service takes place in October. She is going to try to arrange streaming the ceremony. Details of the event will be posted to this thread as members may want to join in online. Date yet to be notified.

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Announcements / Re: Farewell JANARU
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:40:43 PM »
Good to hear from you Ivor, if in sorrowful circumstances.
I'll be rooting for you while you are in. K's wise words "quick in, quick out" spring to mind.
Your experiences with the "issue" served to reassure a friend and neighbour who went down with something similar.
Sketching an outline of the processes you underwent offered her encouragement. Happy to add that her situation has also been successfully controlled, even if it did take a while.

Bests, Tru

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Announcements / Re: Farewell JANARU
« on: August 29, 2018, 02:19:44 AM »
Kron I am relieved you tuned in to get the news. It was, after all, thanks to you that my abiding friendship with Jan found root. (abiding friendships with all members of the forum I should add)
Kron, or Rick, if either of you have a current email address for Ivor, I'm certain he'd want to know. Jan and he (and others) enjoyed hilarious exchanges on this wonderful platform you so kindly created for us.

Tall For, your touching words and understanding are much appreciated, without that extraordinary girl, I do feel lost. Each day I tune in to her FB page in the hope of reading about her from her friends and family ... for the time being they are all too absorbed and devastated for that. I did ask for an address with a view to sending a Beebotron wreath to the funeral ...

Rest assured, your comments on Janaru will be forwarded to her family. Anyone wanting Jan's daughter-in-law's email address I can pm it.

Penny, the epitaph you wrote is beautiful.
These verses were posted on Jan's FB page:

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep,
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there I did not die.

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Announcements / Re: Farewell JANARU
« on: August 20, 2018, 01:57:04 PM »
I am very glad you added WIT to the roll call of qualities she had.  Indeed that stood out among her many other endearing personality traits.

The news leaves me bereft! She and I developed a powerful friendship over the years (15?) stretching back to the Archers Mustardland boards. I wish I could access those to compile a memory book. The scope of her interests was impressive.
Rarely did she allow her struggle with chronic illness to stop her!

I wish too that I had an email address for Kronalias and Ivor to notify them. Perhaps Ricklous can help there?

Hope you are fighting fit IE and that we continue to exchange as usual.

Truthyness

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Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Farewell JANARU
« on: August 20, 2018, 01:40:14 AM »
Today the following sad announcement reached me.

On 17th August Jan Petersen, long-time Administrator, at The Beebotron died.

Her daughter-in-law wrote :

>>>>>>>>Hi Truthyness,

This is Anna, Jan's daughter-in-law...  We were in touch a few years back when she was going through a rough patch with her internet.  Today, I'm emailing you for a much sadder reason...  yesterday, on August 17, 2018, Jan left us to join her mama, nanny, and grandpa in heaven.  We are all devastated...  her first grandbaby, our son Tibby was born just a month ago, and while she saw him daily on video calls and photos, due to the distance, she never got to hold him.  As I was trying to think of everyone to notify, I remembered you, and thought you would appreciate the notice.  Please keep our family in your thoughts.

Much love,
-Anna Petersen- <<<<<<<<<<<

On behalf of the Beebotron the following message was posted at Janaru's Facebook page :

Jan was the backbone of the Beebotron site and worked tirelessly to bring quality BBC programmes to the attention of the membership. She was warm, generous, wise and inclusive. The perfect administrator for any virtual community.

SHE WILL BE SORELY MISSED;

The Beebotron community sends its sincerest condolences to the Petersen family.

The same message will be emailed to Anna Petersen.

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Announcements / Farewell JANARU
« on: August 19, 2018, 02:11:44 PM »
Today the following sad announcement reached me. On 17th August Jan Petersen, long-time Administrator, at The Beebotron died.

Her daughter-in-law wrote :

>>>>>>>>Hi Truthyness,

This is Anna, Jan's daughter-in-law...  We were in touch a few years back when she was going through a rough patch with her internet.  Today, I'm emailing you for a much sadder reason...  yesterday, on August 17, 2018, Jan left us to join her mama, nanny, and grandpa in heaven.  We are all devastated...  her first grandbaby, our son Tibby was born just a month ago, and while she saw him daily on video calls and photos, due to the distance, she never got to hold him.  As I was trying to think of everyone to notify, I remembered you, and thought you would appreciate the notice.  Please keep our family in your thoughts.

Much love,
-Anna Petersen- <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On behalf of the Beebotron the following message was posted at Janaru's Facebook page :

Jan was the backbone of the Beebotron site and worked tirelessly to bring quality BBC programmes to the attention of the membership. She was warm, generous, wise and inclusive. The perfect administrator for any virtual community.

SHE WILL BE SORELY MISSED;

The Beebotron community sends its sincerest condolences to the Petersen family.

The same message will be emailed to Anna Petersen.

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Geek Speak / Re: Difficult to log in to this site
« on: August 16, 2018, 02:31:52 AM »
Hi Ed, Hi IE,
I have had one or two glitches ... but mostly due to my own lack of computer literacy.
I am using the latest firefox mozilla browser.
Hope we can get your issue sorted Ed.
Cheers.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuckle_Brothers

In these dire times we could use more ...

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Radio 4
Book at Bedtime

This one's really TOPS! Pity to miss out. It streams like a meditation. Best heard undisturbed to be relished. Read adapted and written perfectly. (animal lovers skip the goat scene ... episode 6?)
19 days left to listen
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b86z4x


The Day the Old Life Ended
Book at Bedtime, The Shepherd's Hut Episode 1 of 10

Adam Fitzgerald reads the new novel by the acclaimed author Tim Winton. Set in Western Australia, this is a heartwrenchingly brutal and yet lyrical tale of survival in the outback featuring the irrepressible Jaxie Clackton. Still in his teens, damaged, sullen and angry, Jaxie's life has always been harsh. He's grown up in a world of knives and guns, hunters and drinkers. But things are about to change for Jaxie. But then, you must always be careful what you wish for...

Writer: Tim Winton is Australia's most acclaimed contemporary novelist. He has won the Miles Franklin Award four times. His books include: Shallows, Riders, Cloudstreet and Breath.
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Reader: Adam Fitzgerald
Producer: Justine Willett.

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Yes I was planning on doing a search there for a post shortly. Still I guess there's so much flottsam out there in space ... have to put the limit on somewhere ...

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Radio Matters / Re: I see that on Radio 4......
« on: June 30, 2018, 10:35:44 PM »
Thanks IE, you were ahead of me on this one! TallFor and I are big fans and have corresponded with GFN who is most gracious with his replies.

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Radio Matters / Re: GF Newman's - The Corrupted - Series 4
« on: June 30, 2018, 10:33:25 PM »
Yessir it's GRRRRREAT having some top quality content to put under one's belt. Really enjoying it.

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Radio Matters / GF Newman's - The Corrupted - Series 4
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:07:10 AM »
Radio 4

GF Newman's The Corrupted, Series 4 Episode 1 of 10
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b7dlw2#play
Available to listen 27 days

It's the 1980s and Brian Oldman is back in jail for a crime he didn't commit. He suspects, but cannot prove, that Joseph Oldman, now Joseph Olinska MP, was the perpetrator.

GF Newman's The Corrupted weaves fiction with real characters from history, following the fortunes of the Oldman family - from small-time business and opportunistic petty crime, through gang rivalries, to their entanglement in the highest echelons of society. It's a tale revealing the nexus of crime, business and politics woven through the fabric of 20th century greed as even those with hitherto good intentions are sucked into a web of corruption.

Joey Oldman, an uneducated Jewish child immigrant from Russia, has a natural instinct for business and a love of money - coupled with a knack for acquiring it. His wife Cath is as ruthless in both the pursuit of money and the protection of her son, Brian. Joey built his empire with the help of a corrupt bank manager in the 1950s, starting with small greengrocer shops before moving into tertiary banking and property development, dealing with many corrupt policemen on the way - and befriending both Lord Goodman and Margaret Thatcher.

The characters are based on GF Newman's novels.

Produced and directed by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.

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The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: Hellooooo......are you there?
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:58:18 PM »
Perfect example IE. And there you sit wigged and glorious passing judgement on one and all!
That is exactly the image I have of you: playing judge and jury. You have given  yourself away.






























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The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: Hellooooo......are you there?
« on: June 15, 2018, 12:54:31 PM »
Hi there IE, certainly,
How about : every syllable from start to finish?

Otherwise good to hear from you, thanks for opening this thread. Off to my oasis again Sunday ... YIPEEEEEEEEEE!

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