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Radio Matters / Re: Does anybody have....
« on: April 24, 2017, 03:19:12 PM »
Could be Jan. Mrs Ironeyes says I have zero will-power for some things and infinite amounts for others!   ;)

Well after all this time came back to resurrect this post and answer my own question.

I find it amazing that you have a posting gap of seven years. Please help satisfy my curiousity.

Have you been here on and off (during those years but only as a 'reader'? (I hate the L word, would prefer voyeur to that term)

If yes, how often, on average would you say you visit the site?


TP, it wasn't Jan who 'forgot' to mention that, it was the BBC, as can be seen here:

Radio Matters / Re: Does anybody have....
« on: April 20, 2017, 11:43:02 PM »
Sorry Jan. I don't have "Resistance".

Radio Matters / Re: Does anybody have....
« on: April 20, 2017, 02:51:50 PM »
Jan, the first omnibus edition, containing the first five episodes is still available here:

If you need any more help, just say.

Radio Matters / Re: Is there any intelligent life to contact?
« on: April 16, 2017, 08:42:19 AM »

For PMs, go to Messages in the menu at the top of all(?) pages or down to the bottom of the Home page.

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Re: The Frankie Howerd Show
« on: April 05, 2017, 02:43:11 PM »
If you search for "disguising an executable file as a jpg, mp3 etc file", you may be surprised to find so many results which appear to suggest that it is possible. I haven't read many of them as they are from 5+ years ago.

I only download regularly from one site without checking for a virus/malware etc, and that is from dear old Auntie.

Before downloading from anywhere else, unless I know the site very well, I would use both: - to check the overall reputation of the site - to check the individual file

I don't know whether either of these tools (or similar) is foolproof, but I feel it's better to be safe(r) than sorry.   


What an opportunity for the BBC!

Get those new documentaries, travelogues, dramas, books at bedtime etc. produced and sell 'em.

If that's the trend in the States now, it will inevitably spread like the proverbial.

(I also find myself unable to do lots of things now without having some sort of infotainment entering my lugholes)

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Re: The Frankie Howerd Show
« on: April 01, 2017, 01:59:46 PM »
Yes, thanks again Ed.

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Re: The Frankie Howerd Show
« on: March 29, 2017, 09:28:49 AM »
Thanks Ed, I don't have any of Frankie Howard's output in my collection.

Radio Matters / Re: Is there any intelligent life to contact?
« on: March 13, 2017, 01:37:44 PM »
Sorry to disappoint - I've never heard of him and have found no way to listen to that episode (too stupid, too old an OS, outside UK, all three?)

Axel, you have no need to go anywhere except YouTube. There are plenty of examples of his material there for you to sample. He is deservedly very popular here, with a fair amount of his humour featuring both the historical and current politically induced antagonism between our two nations.

BTW, thanks for mentioning him Truthy, there are many clips on YouTube that I haven't seen.

Radio Matters / Re: Is there any intelligent life to contact?
« on: March 09, 2017, 08:38:10 AM »
Last Saturday's AnyQuestions did not make it to the podcast. These things happen. It is now early on Thursday and no-one in that huge organisation has noticed and rectified it yet. That is much harder to understand. But is there not a single RSS and podcast user left, who might have let them know? Well, there's one at least who tried.

On my screen at, there is a Download button.

The Movie Phorum / Re: RIP
« on: February 28, 2017, 04:55:50 PM »

The shows such as The Good Life and To the Manor Born, dismissed as middle class and twee by the 'Alternative' generation of comedians are still shown and are better appreciated now, whereas the supposed 'Superstars' of that time The Young Ones, Five go Mad, Bottom and so on look horrendously dated and childish... something of a delicious irony and I say that whilst enjoying them at the time the old saying Style is fleeting but Class is eternal pretty much applies.

Mmmm, surely the reasons why The Good Life and To the Manor Born enjoy such longevity with a lot of people is that they had good scripts, AND they were based around real life situations with people one could identify with (up to a point), or at least may have met in the pub. I can't comment on Five Go Live as I seem to have missed them, but The Young Ones and Bottom all had extreme characters and featured totally unreal and bizarre scenarios. I didn't like Bottom but loved The Young Ones and still see it as a shining example of groundbreaking comedy at the time. Of course, it had the benefit of being scripted by Rick Mayall, Lise Mayer AND Ben Elton who has proven his worth with Black Adder and others.

Having mentioned Ben Elton, it's strange to think that of my top three British tv comedies, Only Fools, Fawlty Towers and Black Adder (series 2,3 and 4), it is possible that Black Adder may have the legs on the other two because, being set in the time periods as it was, there is no possibility of it dating. Those beautifully crafted scripts of Ben Elton and Richard Curtis could be making people laugh for many years to come.

The Movie Phorum / Re: RIP
« on: February 27, 2017, 09:32:12 PM »
I think it's very much to do with age. Psychologists say that a lot of the music we hear in our teens tends to stick (and be appreciated for ever) because our brains are undergoing great neurological changes over those years.

Surely in the same way, tv programmes and films experienced at that age can also remain in our affection, even though later productions may be superior in every sense, and we may now value those later productions more than the earlier material.

The key is what made us happy when we were changing from children into adults.

Looking back, what I never forget is that whatever I laughed at and was entertained by when I was growing up, was the best available at the time (or so I thought), but I certainly wouldn't expect to have the same reaction towards it now. When I do though, it's magic.

The Movie Phorum / Re: RIP
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:48:32 PM »

Welcome back Lady P, it's been far too long and I've missed you.

On more than one occasion in the past month, I considered sending Truthy a pm to ask whether we were likely to hear from you again. In the end, it wasn't necessary.

Hope you're well.

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