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Radio Matters / Re: SAM COOKE
« on: January 06, 2018, 06:43:04 PM »
Indeed TF, but I was surprised to have to re-learn about the way he died, and to wonder if the fact that he isn't played enough has something to do with it.
What a voice, what a composer. Great talent.
The documentary is really well put together. Low key, high impact!

Radio Matters / SAM COOKE
« on: January 06, 2018, 03:24:57 PM »
Radio 4 Extra
A Change Is Gonna Come, by Sam Cooke
Soul Music, Series 23
28 days to listen.

Soul Music explores a song that has become synonymous with the American Civil Rights Movement, Sam Cooke's A Change Is Gonna Come released in December 1964 two weeks after he was shot dead in Los Angeles. Contributors include Sam Cooke's brother LC, singer Bettye Lavette who sang it for Barack Obama at his inaugural ceremony and civil rights activists from the Freedom Summer of 64, Jennifer Lawson and Mary King.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

This is a MUST LISTEN!
Memory had somehow erased the tragic circumstances of Cooke's death.
The feature focuses on the song "Change is Gonna Come" and comments are made by various people involved in Cooke's life and or the civil rights movement.

OUTSTANDING Radio THANKS BBC, that's the standard we would like to see more often.

The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: IT'S CHRISTMAS!!
« on: January 06, 2018, 03:18:19 PM »
Yeah! Jan I've been following the hunchback detective ... 2nd time I've tuned into a series about him. 2nd time I simply cannot GET IT! Still I keep trying and it is better 'n nowt!
Have you tried the Pale Horse from Friday (Christie adaptation)
There is an AWESOME feature on SAM COOKE, sent shivers down my spine

More later
Happy New Ones (sorry if I've already said it)

The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: IT'S CHRISTMAS!!
« on: January 05, 2018, 12:19:53 AM »
Oooops Dear I.E. let's put the glitch down to an Xmas moment! ;-) (Too much spirit!)

Radio Matters / Re: Four Seasons - Read by Anton Lesser
« on: January 01, 2018, 02:16:34 PM »
I'll see if I can find a link.

The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: IT'S CHRISTMAS!!
« on: January 01, 2018, 02:15:40 PM »
Heya Good Folk of the Beebotron,
Rick, Ivor, Jan, Lady P, TallFor and of course K if he still lurks every now and again.

Looking forward to discovering our new member Gran Jan :-)

May 2018 bring you all health, peace, happiness.


Radio Matters / Four Seasons - Read by Anton Lesser
« on: December 22, 2017, 02:19:13 AM »
Don't blink or you'll miss it!

Four Seasons

Out of Danger by James Fenton
Four Seasons

Celebrating the winter solstice with mid-winter poems for the year's turning point, Anton Lesser reads Out of Danger by James Fenton.

Producer: Sarah Addezio.

And Lesser   R - E - A - D - S   so very well.

Rats, should have ripped it for ya! My apologies.

I should have taken a pot shot at recording it, my bad! Hope it'll be round again in not too many months

Good but time slot too short to allow plot to develop.

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Re: Rebus: Fleshmarket Close
« on: October 21, 2017, 07:03:42 PM »
Hail Kiddo!
Thanks for posting this I missed it!
Hope all as well as can be your side in the aftermath of those horrid fires.
Am on the scrounge ... having been dragged by the Grim Reaper kicking 'n screaming into the real world ... it's been tough and expected to get tougher!
Wondered if Follett's Vulcan thingy was worthwhile and if so, if anyone might oblige with the 1st ep which is no longer available on L.A.
Sorry to bother the Beebotron collective with this ...
In anticipated gratitude.

Cool links Ed, many thanks from a content starved Tru!

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Re: Unman, Wittering And Zigo
« on: September 02, 2017, 07:18:20 PM »
Lothbrok thanks so much, there has been a dire good or even reasonable content shortage for quite some weeks. Your suggestion is welcome. Will get back to you with feedback.

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Re: RTE Plays
« on: August 11, 2017, 01:23:25 PM »
Excellent! I'll give it a whirl ... thanks TF ...
Hope all well with you over on Blighty.
Below is a picture which should make you howl with laughter! Only I don't know how to insert images on this site! :-(

All bests, 8)

Thanks Ed, and yes! The point is that I am not listening from Blighty!
Jim so very kindly bailed me out! Hence job done! But I'll check out your link, for which, thanks.
The problem is due to cock-ups perpetrated by incompetent cretins occupying positions they have no business to. Indeed the BBC needs to sack all those with jobs through patronage and instead recruit from the massive labour resource of the unemployed, there they will be able to find motivated dedicated staff able and willing to execute their duties conscientiously.

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