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Announcements / Re: New forum
« on: April 24, 2017, 04:32:26 AM »
As the posts happened a while ago, can't recall what I did and didn't try to do. Was attempting to change my signature with a Colbert pic & quote ... think the op failed, will give it another go.

Lost our IT wizard -who is also a good friend- to a mining company in Mozambique ... he's working 24/7 there so can't even provide online support anymore. An appointment is scheduled this afternoon to interview a new guy who sounds promising. Fingers crossed as he's going to get me up to speed on new gen smart phones too. So I may be able to crack the pic edit thing at some point in the not too distant future.


I haven't the IQ to follow those darned things ... to follow the plot pencil, paper and total concentration required!  ::)

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Re: Harold Pinter - Betrayal
« on: April 23, 2017, 03:19:58 AM »
Everything John Osborne is not!
Pinter's keen insight into relationships and betrayals holds the listener's attention. An excellent play with fine performances. Olivia Colman's style seems particularly well suited to the role.
To anyone interested in love triangle situations the production is likely to appeal.

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Harold Pinter - Betrayal
« on: April 23, 2017, 02:56:02 AM »
Radio 4

Saturday Drama
29 days to Listen

Harold Pinter's acclaimed drama about a love affair and the intricate nature of deceit which is told in reverse time from its poignant ending to its thrilling first kiss.

Emma ..... Olivia Colman
Jerry ..... Andrew Scott
Robert ..... Charles Edwards
Waiter ..... Gerard McDermott

Produced/directed by Gaynor Macfarlane

Harold Pinter was born in London in 1930. His writing career spanned over 50 years and produced 29 original stage plays, 27 screenplays, many dramatic sketches, radio and TV plays, poetry, one novel, short fiction, essays, speeches, and letters. In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and, in the same year, the Wilfred Owen Award for Poetry and the Franz Kafka Award (Prague). In 2006 he was awarded the Europe Theatre Prize and, in 2007, the highest French honour, the Légion d'honneur. He died in December 2008.

Andrew Scott recently won the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor.

And the piece is really rather good; well out there in the realms of the original  ;)
Great to hear from you after 7 years *****
Looking forward to more ... before 2024 though as likely I'll be gone by then! ;D

Announcements / Re: New forum
« on: April 22, 2017, 02:13:24 AM »
I.E. apologies for not responding to your question. It seems some threads and replies went by unnoticed. Am now using the very useful (thanks Rick) "Show new replies to your posts" option and catching up on stuff which I missed. I will respond on the shrinkage shortly. If I'm too late, no worries, I quite understand.

Radio Programmes - Info \'n\' Reviews / Re: The Frankie Howerd Show
« on: April 22, 2017, 02:07:14 AM »
Ed, great reading about your valuable contribution enhancing archive content. I look forward to tuning in and will send feedback. Very kind of you to go to all this trouble for us.
Tru 8)

They are so busy tending to their own crocked designs, they go sailing past obvious solutions!


The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: Well, A Pun My Sole
« on: April 22, 2017, 01:58:45 AM »
Tee hee! An old chestnut sure enough but a right good'un

The Movie Phorum / Re: Catching up on television...
« on: April 22, 2017, 01:56:01 AM »
Will give it a go, thanks. Been off message these past couple of weeks. Took a trip or two to gay Paree which did me a power of good. Back home now plotting next "sortie".

The Music Phorum / Re: James Runcie - BACH: The Great Passion
« on: April 22, 2017, 01:49:24 AM »
Be nice to hear what you make of it. I'm with you on the Messiah ... though for some reason I believe tradition has it -on Blighty- to hear it at Easter tide.

The Music Phorum / Re: James Runcie - BACH: The Great Passion
« on: April 16, 2017, 02:28:03 PM »
Ambitious, long but interesting.

It explains why I simply cannot digest the oratorio. To me the contrast (stark) is with Handel's Messiah of which, in 40 years, I am quite unable to tire.

There are naturally supreme moments in Bach's work but to me it grinds on an on ... as, no doubt, did the Passion itself.

The Music Phorum / James Runcie - BACH: The Great Passion
« on: April 16, 2017, 02:23:02 PM »

BACH: The Great Passion

Simon Russell Beale as Johann Sebastian Bach in a drama revealing how the St Mathew Passion was written, composed, rehearsed and performed in the build-up to its first performance in Leipzig on Good Friday 1727.

Entering the final weeks of rehearsals, Bach struggles to complete his Great Passion while he also runs a boarding school of fifty-five pupils (some of whom are hopeless at music) and supports a continuously pregnant wife.

James Runcie's play recreates the vicissitudes and exultations of his gargantuan undertaking, while retaining the intimacy, surprise and profound sympathy which is at the heart of the work.

Arriving in Leipzig in 1727, Bach, the newly appointed Kapellmeister, sets out his plan for the staging of the Passion and the story of the persecuted Christ. He intends that it will be directly personal music, written not in Latin but in German, using the words " We" and "I" for the choruses and arias. In a radical move for the time, he insists on the individual responsibility of every musician in the unfolding drama. The story, he insists, involves us all and saves us all from the terror of death.

An exhausted Bach is increasingly impatient during rehearsals, interrupting and bullying his performers; so much so that his wife Anna Magdalena, though pregnant with her second child, is called on to mediate and prevent a walk-out.

Anna Magdalena is the only one who can bring harmony to the home as well as to the music. But it's a race against time to be ready for the first performance.

Simon Russell Beale is one of the most notable actors of his generation and was himself a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral School in London. Melody Grove, as Anna Magdalena Bach, trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where she won the James Bridie Gold Medal in 2009. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Olivier Awards 2016 and won the Clarence Derwent Award 2016 for her performance as the female lead, alongside Mark Rylance, in Farinelli and the King,

The music and choral rehearsals for this production were recorded in Edinburgh's world famous Greyfriars Kirk, with the choir and musicians of the Dunedin Consort under the directorship of John Butt, and with the choristers St Mary's Music School and choirmaster Duncan Ferguson.

John Butt - Director and Organ/Harpsichord

Jacob Slater - Boy Soloist
Joanne Lunn - Soprano
Robert Davies - Bass

Joanne Lunn
Emily Mitchell
Esther Brazil
Rory McLeery
Kenny Reid
David Horton
Robert Davies
Jerome Knox

Children of St Mary's Music School Choir:
Taylor Torkington
Madeleine Gill
Mattea Sacco
Carlo Massimo

Choir Master: Duncan Ferguson

Huw Daniel - Violin
Katy Bircher - Flute
William Hunt - Violone

Produced by Marilyn Imrie
Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish production for BBC Radio 4.

Good Books & Readings / Re: AudioGO files for administration
« on: April 16, 2017, 02:03:50 PM »
This forum isn't really the place for answers to your very specific question. Essentially The Beebotron deals with radio and audio content : drama, comedy, science fiction, sitcoms, readings, quizzes, series etc. Good luck with your quest though.


Can anyone pleasee suggest books for a complete preperation of Business Administration?



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