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Announcements / Re: Farewell JANARU
« on: August 20, 2018, 10:37:52 AM »
Thanks Truthy for making that sad news available.

It seems distressingly ironic that only 2.5 months ago I was bemoaning the fact that people disappear from fora such as this without explanation, and now we hear that Jan will not be posting any more, but I wish it was due to a happier reason.

She put so much work into this forum, and energised it by keeping me and no doubt many others informed and entertained over the years with her wit, knowledge and wisdom.

Thank you Jan.

Geek Speak / Re: Difficult to log in to this site
« on: August 17, 2018, 08:58:23 PM »
This post has been typed and sent on my old laptop running XP and using Chrome. No problem logging in.

Geek Speak / Re: Difficult to log in to this site
« on: August 06, 2018, 10:37:59 AM »

I am in the UK, using WIN 8.1 and Chrome and have had no difficulty in the last four weeks,
although thinking about it, I can't remember ever having troubles logging in here.

……the old BBC Radio 7 message board has been ‘archived’ to the bin.

I used to go to it occasionally, (within the last year, I think), to revisit the exchanges of views expressed there, which although at times could be angry and abusive, were often very funny.
In addition, a surprising amount of factual information about some of the programmes could also be found within the posts.

What a pity it’s gone.  :(  >:(

Radio Matters / I see that on Radio 4......
« on: June 25, 2018, 01:39:56 PM »
....the following are starting new series, today.

G F Newman's The Corrupted (can't wait to see which other real-life people have 'allegations' made against them)

The 3rd Degree (Steve Punt is perfect as the question master in this quiz show)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (What can one say about a national treasure?)

The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: Hellooooo......are you there?
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:24:40 AM »
Haha Truthy,

This is just like the old days of cut and thrust on the playing field of The Beebotron.
You didn't think that I would let you be the only judgemental contributor to this forum, did you?

C'mon now, where are your examples from the programme?

The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: Hellooooo......are you there?
« on: June 15, 2018, 01:43:51 PM »
Hi there IE, certainly,
How about : every syllable from start to finish?

Not good enough I'm afraid. Imagine you're in a court of law, and you've been asked the question I put to you in my previous post.

Do you want to be held in contempt for not giving a satisfactory answer?

Previous experience with persons who evade that type of question lead me to believe they have no evidence.

Surely that's not the case here?  :P

The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: Hellooooo......are you there?
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:05:46 AM »
Factfulness would be THE broadcast to take as a text book example to demonstrate the paroxysm of drivel Auntie has reached. A kind of post modern reverse Kafka approach. If it were broadcast by anyone but the BBC, it might even be faintly comical.

Whoa Truthy, having been away for a couple of months and stored up your energy, you've returned with the disruptive power of The Beast From The East. Can you illuminate your less than favourable opinion of Factfulness, by providing one or two examples of 'drivel' from the programme? 

The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: Hellooooo......are you there?
« on: June 09, 2018, 03:43:04 PM »
Aha Truthy, good to see your messages are as usual, thought provoking, somewhat ambiguous, and sprinkled with a hint of mystery,

I read as far as, "I too have had steaming piles", before my eyes started watering and I had to break off. It was only later when I read the rest of the sentence that I realised you were probably sitting more comfortably than I imagined.

" the heart of the Atlas". Is Jan correct, or do I need to consult my Times Atlas of the World to find out what lies in the centre pages?

If Jan is right, then you should be in Morocco, no?

Is it really more agreeable there than in Brussels?

No trips to the Antipodes planned before next year. This year it's their turn to come and get re-acquainted with civilisation.

My listening? Usual stuff, Hancock, Round The Horne, Just A Minute (Radio 4), Milton Jones (Radio 4), Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel etc. The key to listening to these is to do something else at the same time, like reading and answering e-mails, looking at the weather forecast, checking stuff on NewsNow, WhatsApp and Line. By doing this, I miss so much of the programme I am 'listening' to, that I have to listen to it again later to fill in the gaps.

Also, Factfulness - Hans Rosling. Riveting, this got my full attention, as did Dark Corners - Ruth Rendell.

Bung ho, for now.


The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: Hellooooo......are you there?
« on: June 05, 2018, 03:58:06 PM »
Hi Jan, I'm sorry that your 'hot' life is keeping you busier than you may have liked.

I'm fine, but as I said, disappointed that so many characters from this saga of Beebotron have disappeared without any explanation. 

Give my best to Truthy, and Lady P (and anyone else) with whom you might communicate away from here.


The Pub - Open All Hours / Hellooooo......are you there?
« on: June 03, 2018, 10:12:45 PM »
Am I alone in being frustrated by fora such as this one, in the way that people can be interactive, funny, annoying, informative, etc., sometimes on a daily basis, and maybe for a number of years, and then……………………….they’re gone.…………………....with no word of farewell, nothing.

And I’m not just talking about hero members like Matamore (with over 4000 posts), who hasn’t been active for over two years. We also have an administrator, my old sparring partner Truthyness, who hasn’t been active for over four months, but who previously, according to the stats has posted an average of 2.4 posts PER DAY for nine years plus.

I know that in some cases, people will succumb to ill health or accidents, which may prevent them from informing other forum users of their non-participation, but that can’t be the case for all of ‘the disappeared’.

I’m not expecting any illuminating answers here, and guess I’ll just go on wondering what happened to old wossname and whether thingy is still alive and kicking.

Don't know how I missed this post, but yes, I did know as I found out in February, when I sent a pm to one of our members, but have not had a reply, sadly.

Like you, i also enjoyed a moment of joy on discovering the re-birth, and hope that the site continues to house it's many treasures for years to come.

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.

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