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I wondered why it was so good ...

... 1967 ...

Things ain't what they used to be!

Tom Stoppard
Albert's Bridge
29 days to listen

Tom Stoppard's award-winning play about a philosophy graduate named Albert, employed to help paint the cantilevered railway bridge spanning Clufton Bay.

Starring John Hurt as Albert, Haydn Jones as Fraser, Barbara Mitchell as Kate, Victor Lucas as the Chairman, Ronald Herdman as Fitch, Betty Hardy as Mother, Alan Dudley as Father, Nigel Anthony as Bob, Alexander John as Charlie, Geoffrey Wincott as Dad, Anthony Jackson as George and Ian Thompson as Dave.

In 1968, 'Albert Bridge' won both the Prix Italia prize in Rome and the Czechoslovak International Radio Play Festival in Prague.

Producer: Charles Lefeaux
First broadcast on the BBC Third Programme in July 1967.

Granted it is only Shakur's side of the story but still it sends shivers down the spine!
Just came upon the play by chance. Found it compelling ... for all the wrong reasons ... corrupt state/racism/corrupt judiciary. A vicious cycle that seems to be without end! Hardly what one wants to hear ... yet I'd strongly recommend it.


Assata Shakur The FBI's Most Wanted Woman - Omnibus
28 days to listen

4 Extra Debut. Political activist Assata Shakur's autobiography. Shakur is gravely wounded in a shoot-out. Starring Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Re: OFF AIR ???
« on: July 21, 2017, 09:53:07 PM »
Fangs Ed! Methought the end of the world was nigh!
!!!!!!!!!! :o

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / OFF AIR ???
« on: July 21, 2017, 02:49:53 AM »
July 28 from 09.00 - 19.00
Radio 4
is announcing the BBC will be off air!
Declared there is no schedule!

Sunday July 30th has a similar announcement!

'pon my soul, what IS going on?

Or might it be that the schedule has not yet been posted on line?

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.

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