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Book at Bedtime, Summer Lies Episode 1 of 5

The Night in Baden-Baden,
Part 1
329 days to listen

Bill Nighy reads from the new collection of short fiction by the author of The Reader, Bernhard Schlink.

He begins with a three-part story called The Night in Baden-Baden. An author goes to the first night of his first play, which is being performed in Baden-Baden. To celebrate the occasion he invites Therese to go with him. But Therese is not his girlfriend.

Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

The man reads WICKEDLY well does the NIGHY man!

Geek Speak / Re: Screenscraping - A technique to find the vpid
« on: July 08, 2017, 08:40:05 PM »
Gosh I haven't yet come up against a Beeb iPlayer paywall! Sounds hideous. Thanks to your posts at least now I am psyched up! 8)

Good Books & Readings / Re: AudioGO files for administration
« on: July 08, 2017, 08:36:20 PM »
Timely information Ed, thank you. What of Amazon's Audible, I recall getting enmeshed. Mandatory CC, hyped up twaddle about free access, lies, deceit and entrapment ... my experience at least ... echoed by complaints across the "boards"

Sigh's to the power of infinity!

Useful thread this. Thanks ... even though I do come to it late :-(

If you find time lemme know what you make of it.

Radio Matters / Re: Potential
« on: July 01, 2017, 09:32:21 PM »
Yes OTR is a biggie. I listen rarely and tend to feel somehow lost by the atmosphere and the ads.
Sorry for late reply, had medical issues to deal with.

A Supreme Work of Backstabbing ...

The Secret Life

About 27 days to Listen Again

Andrew O'Hagan recalls working with Julian Assange on a ghost-written memoir of the Wikileaks editor. Read by the author.

Read by the author!

Though there can be no doubt Julian Assange can be termed angelic, Ghost Writer's Andrew O'Hagen's radio play is a straightforward case of settling scores.
HOWEVER he does it in a masterly way. The production is well worth the listen ... even if it does toady to the requirements of the State, the BBC and the US Administration ... (NSA, CIA and other even more covert organisations).

Seems O'Hagan simply didn't understand the implications of the "covert sector" and its underbelly!

Well you don't get more thorough than that!
I wonder if the audio book is worth getting.
Thanks so much for the information Ed. 8)

Knowing there are more adventures, I only hope they will be aired shortly. Drip by drip feeds are simply frustrating.

You've whetted my appetite Ive! 8)

I couldn't find the date of the original broadcast.
Really enjoyable. Shame it's just 4 eps long.

James Mitchell - Red File For Callan
22 days to listen

Hunter has given Schneider a red file and Callan is all too aware of the significance of this. Cheerful, friendly, affluent Schneider with his innocent passion for model soldiers must die. Once again Callan's means to an end is petty criminal Lonely, the most frightened little man in the underworld. It is Lonely who gets him the gun, a Noguchi Magnum 38 calibre. A magnum for Schneider.
The operation is fraught with complications, but Callan's own inhibitions are the most dangerous.
Abridged by Adrian Bean
Producer: Joanna Green
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions

Radio Matters / Potential
« on: May 20, 2017, 02:23:13 AM »
Came across this :
and at the site selected took this first bite at the apple:

The play was listenable but "the greatest was behind" ... the show to follow was a "live" quiz dating back from the forties or fifties sponsored by Heinz featuring Boris Karloff, Jan Struther (Mrs. Miniver) and a.n. other. The moderator was tip top, the atmosphere was laid back, the badinage witty. The whole seemed quite modern as compared to the BBC stuffiness at the same period.

I'd  be interested to hear feedback.

Had the dilettante who churned out the pap on license payers' money audible in the BBC link below bothered to surf YouTube he might have spared scarce resources, offered the listener a worthwhile production and found infinitely more valuable material from which to source his poorly presented slapdash effort!

The quality of broadcasting makes one weep!

Famously known as the City of Light, Paris is a diverse metropolis rich in architecture and steeped in history. But it has a dark alter ego that lies 30 metres under the ground, mirroring centuries of bloody wars, revolutions and riots on the surface. For Paris is porous - built on 177 miles of tunnels that were formed when limestone and gypsum were quarried to build the capital. Most people are only aware of just a tiny fraction of these tunnels - the world famous ossuary known as The Catacombs. The authorities have tried to keep a lid on the full extent of the labyrinthine remainder for hundreds of years. But there are little known entry points everywhere - in basements, in train stations, cellars and sewers. Throughout history, invaders have always found a way in, whether they were fighting Prussian soldiers, fleeing royalty of the French Revolution, the Nazis or The Resistance. Today they're home to the cataphiles - urban explorers who use the tunnels as an art space, a music venue or even a clandestine meeting point for secret societies.

The Guardian's architecture and design correspondent Jonathan Glancey investigates the underground maze of Paris, revealing a mysterious and intriguing history.

Help / Re: Beebotron Drama Pages
« on: May 02, 2017, 12:09:35 PM »
This is news breaks my heart. :( 

Quel dommage indeed ... as we say over here!

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