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The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: It's the Go On Show
« on: March 02, 2018, 01:39:44 PM »
Haha, well done Ivor.

I was listening to it yesterday and wondering if anybody else was marvelling at the impeccable timing of the BBC's schedule!

What\'s That Music? / Re: BBC Radio 4 - The Pale Horse theme
« on: February 03, 2018, 12:01:30 PM »
The most logical way of finding out the title (and composer) of incidental music used in BBC (or any broadcaster's) productions SHOULD be to contact them and ask the question. However, from experience, I know that route can be totally unproductive. It is interesting that there is no credit for the music used in this programme, as is the case for many others, and it makes me wonder if, in the case of original music, the composer is offered a fee, or accreditation, but not both.

Having said the above, contacting the BBC is likely to be the best bet, and as a second line of attack, I would also drop a line to the director, Mary Peake, who has a twitter account.   

Geek Speak / Re: Download TV or Radio using only the 8-digit PID
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:38:17 PM »
I've been using get iplayer for some weeks now and have used it to download programmes for me to enjoy during our stay in the antipodes. For those that I wish to keep and listen to again, I always use Audacity to clean up the start and finish (mostly the latter, can't stand an untidy finish), and also then convert and save the download to a 128k MP3 file. The whole process can, with a good download speed, take a matter of minutes.

The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: IT'S CHRISTMAS!!
« on: January 06, 2018, 11:46:06 AM »
Bless you Truthy, I can never stay upset with you for long, but aren't you a bit long in the tooth to be blaming alcohol? That's what I expect from the yoof.

And thank you Jan for the "my dear". Those words always fill parts of me with a gooey type glow.

The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: IT'S CHRISTMAS!!
« on: January 02, 2018, 12:17:06 PM »
Oh, thank you Ivor.

It's nice to know that somebody cares.

The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: IT'S CHRISTMAS!!
« on: January 02, 2018, 02:13:38 AM »
Uh oh, I seem to be out of favour again with Truthy.

Never mind, I'll just wish EVERYBODY, a Happy New Year.

The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: IT'S CHRISTMAS!!
« on: December 27, 2017, 06:42:50 AM »
Thanks Ivor, and although it's a bit late, same to you.

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)

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