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R4 Extra (The Station Formerly Known As R7) Matter / Stoned!
« Last Post by Truthyness on January 23, 2018, 12:04:38 AM »
I've said it once and I'll say it again, the series is one long drawn out scratch of nails down a blackboard (not that many people know what those are these days!)
Erm, how should we describe that ?
Sub-standard, whine, drawn out, trashy, cheap, grinding

"oh well we're lucky to have anything worth listening to" I hear you say!

The writer had a budget for 10 eps and very few ideas, so guess what, he pads it out like a MacDonalds, and draaaaags it out to get paid for 10 episodes for the value of 4! A cunning wheeze that!
Thanks Teepee! And for preparing me for a disappointment in the next episode ;-)

Truthy, I enjoyed this as well, although the second episode wasn't up (or maybe down) to the standard of the first
The Radio 4 Extra listing for the seven days beginning 20/01/18 has been posted at the following permanent link:

This contains the online listing and the pdf: hover the mouse over the 'pdf' button and right-click and 'save as' to download, or left-click to display and then possibly print through the pdf viewer.

The rtf version is no longer produced, but there is a printer-friendly html version under the 'print-frendly' button; download and viewing is as per the procedure above for the pdf.

An archive is being built up - see the 'archive' button. Archive versions are also available under the 'print-friendly' button.

Note that the online version now lands on the current programme; to read next week's list early, use the 'Archive' drop-down list.

UPDATE: I've retimed the auto runs (on Fridays still) to about 1600 for the main listing and about 1810 for the PDF, to allow more time for the BBC web pages to be finalised.
Say I'm not barking for liking the 1st ep of this series. Markedly "Silly" with a capital S, series!
Good fun, made me smile!
L.A. for 29 days

The Man Who Wasn't Dead
Angstrom, Series 1 Episode 1 of 4

Matthew Holness stars as Knut Ångström, a brooding, alcoholic, maverick Swedish detective from the tough streets of Oslo, in a Scandinavian detective yarn adapted from the bestselling Ångström trilogy by Martin English (writing as Bjorgen Swedenssonsson).

Following the death of his wife, Ångström is posted to the Njalsland peninsula where he becomes embroiled in a labyrinthine murder (or possibly not-murder) case which bears an eerie similarity to the Askeladden killings - a case from his distant past.

In episode 1, a body goes missing from a crime scene. But was it ever even there in the first place?

A new comedy series by writers of the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups, Charlie Brooker's ...Wipe, That Mitchell and Webb Look and A Touch of Cloth.

Written by Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley
Cast: Matthew Holness, Nadia Kamil, Simon Kane, Morgana Robinson, David Reed, Freya Parker.
Production Co-ordinator: Tamara Shilham
Produced by Lyndsay Fenner

A BBC Studios production.
Geek Speak / Re: Download TV or Radio using only the 8-digit PID
« Last Post by TallforaDuck on January 18, 2018, 04:07:11 PM »
Thanks Ironeyes, that's a reasonable idea, I have uninstalled Audacity as it seemed to take an eternity to load and save programmes,  my laptop is getting on now and though I purchased a newer on eight months ago, I still feel more comfortable with this old thing.

Currently, I do something similar but using the Freemake Video Converter, which has a good Audio option with it and if I want to tidy up start and finish, as like you it's a bugbear, I use the excellent MP3Cut which doesn't have to rerecord, but instantly cuts unwanted portions.

It is just slightly irritating that in the instructions for the old version it was quite a simple option to put 128k as the defaut, this new version doesn't want to play ball.

Thanks for the idea though.

Oh! forgot to say, I have a nice simple Audio restoration program Magix Audio Cleaner, which is simpler than the old version of Audacity I had.

I'll see if I can find a newer version of Audacity online.
Geek Speak / Re: Download TV or Radio using only the 8-digit PID
« Last Post by Ironeyes on January 18, 2018, 12:38:17 PM »
I've been using get iplayer for some weeks now and have used it to download programmes for me to enjoy during our stay in the antipodes. For those that I wish to keep and listen to again, I always use Audacity to clean up the start and finish (mostly the latter, can't stand an untidy finish), and also then convert and save the download to a 128k MP3 file. The whole process can, with a good download speed, take a matter of minutes.
Geek Speak / Re: Download TV or Radio using only the 8-digit PID
« Last Post by TallforaDuck on January 14, 2018, 09:40:46 PM »
Very much like Jan here, I will try this again midweek but at the minute I download single PID
recordings at a time by cutting and pasting commands.
What I''d like to know is what command do I need to record at 128k instead of 320k as that is all I require?
You're way too kind.  :)
The Pub - Open All Hours / Re: IT'S CHRISTMAS!!
« Last Post by Janaru on January 13, 2018, 11:58:31 AM »
By the by, I just twigged onto the fact that The Pale Horse you were telling me about is a new production. Duh. Sorry I didn't get that before. Told ya...I'm a numpty.
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