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Wow, thanks so much Jim.
 8) :-* ;D

Can anyone help with Listen Again for Eddie Mair's PM of 27/7/17.
An "unavailable to listen in your area" window pops up. Nothing doing at all after many attempts.

Thank you very much.

You know Ed I've a strange sense of Déjà Vue here ... from earlier broadcasts of that episode.

Don't think I've tuned in before and did so quite by chance as I live streamed News at Ten and stayed tuned in whilst clearing away in the kitchen after supper!
Really entertaining and good value.

Radio 4
Will insects inherit the earth?
The Infinite Monkey Cage, Series 16 Episode 4 of 6
Available to listen for 29 days

Will Insects Inherit the Earth?

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined on stage by comedian Dave Gorman, zoologist Tim Cockerill and forensic entomologist Amoret Whitaker. They'll be discovering the joy of creepy crawlies, why the flea is the ultimate master of Darwinian evolution, and whether those pesky cockroaches will really have the last laugh if we are unlucky enough to be wiped out by a nuclear explosion. They'll be discovering how and why insects have been by far the most successful group of organisms during the history of life on planet earth, and why we simply couldn't do without them.

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 :-(

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