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Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by DaveCinzano, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. DaveCinzano


    *inspired by masseuse's thread, and by my dead telly*

    today (thursday 21 oct)

    r4, 10:45am & 7:45pm
    community flock pt4
    r4, 11:30am
    good vibrations: the story of the theremin listen again
    r4, 3:45pm
    subterranean stories listen again
    add your picks here :)
  2. DaveCinzano


    first post edited to give listen again links :)
  3. DaveCinzano


    really interesting documentary presented by clive anderson this morning - 'law of the arctic', about greenlander attitudes to crime and punishment... apparently they don't have "prisons like down in europe", miscreants are allowed out in the morning to go to work as part of resocialising them. apparently it stems from the old days, when communities had to work together to catch enough fish to survive, and as anderson says, there's no place for iron bars in an igloo.

    anyway, definitely recommend it, it's first of a two-parter. no listen again yet, so i guess it's going to be repeated soon :)
  4. Buddy Bradley

    Buddy Bradley Pantheistic solipsist

    Chris Moyles, Radio 1, 7am-10am :oops:
  5. easy g

    easy g Banned Banned

    bugger...forgot about the theremin thing :(

    what's todays picks??
  6. DaveCinzano


    don't panic, it's on listen again (see edited post above)

    haven't had a look at the schedules, what's your recommendation for the day?
  7. DaveCinzano


    a wet saturday afternoon's listen again choices...

    okay, so it's pissing down, i'm stuck in bristol catching up on work when i should be snuggled up in the arms of a lovely lady back east ---> , the gogglebox est mort, but never mind, because by the power of listen again there's plenty of great radio to listen to. here's my pick:

    microsoft powerpoint and the decline of civilisation spiffing little 15 minute documentary with dj taylor... "back in the 90s i used to work for a city accountancy firm, they were some of the most tedious hours i've ever spent, and never more tedious than when bidden to attend a powerpoint to a presentation: big smiles, fatuous summaries, and bulletpoints; and all horribly symptomatic of the controlling tendency in contemporary life, the urge to take things that are long, complex and serious, and render them slimline, simplistic, and trivial..." sound familiar? :D

    subterranean stories excellent series of docs about stuff undferground with dylan winter; this last one is a cracker about the nuclear shelters, spies for peace and the general crapness of the fear of nuclear war. and it's sent in essex!

    file on four this one's a goodie on the crap technology bought by government for use by the nhs that us ordinary mugs are picking up the tab for.

    flywheel, shyster and flywheel redreation of the classic marx brothers routines about a dodgy lawyer

    this sceptred isle excellent history of britain gets up to gladstone

    double trouble stuart maconie's series on comedy double acts, this episode is on the two ronnies

    people like us spoof fly-on-th-wall documentary with 'roy mailand', here investigating life as a headmaster

    hope you enjoy :)
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  8. purves grundy

    purves grundy ambient clown remix

    File On Four tomorrow night (26th) is all about the bushmeat trade. Sounds interesting, if also quite depressing. 8pm.
  9. Dante

    Dante A Lie will set you free

  10. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam. Enforced Holiday Banned

    I liked one of the Stronium Dog ones :)

    Anyway, my recommendation is
    Mixing It on Radio 3. There's always some new (to me) artists on there that I really like, great if you like your music a little weird.
  11. easy g

    easy g Banned Banned


    cos I need someone to keep me up to date with the old tranny
  12. DaveCinzano


    *shameless cheat*

    *lauren laverne (ffs it's lauren laverne! even my good lady wife says i'm allowed to have her. on my list. you know, the list...)
    *adam and joe (trash culture double act)
    *justin lee collins (bristol comic)
    *the remix (eddy temple morris presents bootlegs, mash-ups and more, with half-hour guest 'superchunk' remix slot too)

    bbc ldn 94.9
    *robert elms (cerebral if annoyingly gorblimey-guvnor, and very intersted in - and interesting on - the social history of london)
    *danny baker (some people think he's crap, but i think he's a great breakfast presenter, gets your grey matter working)
    *gary crowley (lovable, hoarse-voiced avatar of indie)

    bbc radio 4:
    *i'm sorry i haven't a clue (bbc7 radio archived shows) (v funny antidote to panel games)
    *pm (evening news digest)
    *law in action (excellent law-related news prog, even though marcel berlins isn't presenting any more)
    *file on four (investigative current affairs prog)
    *thinking allowed (laurie taylor's languid half-hour of sociology-lite)
    *word of mouth (michael rosen on the wonderful world of words and language)
    *in our time (melvyn bragg gathers together experts on a given subject each week to tutor him on a particular aspect of the history of ideas)

    bbc world service:
    *go digital (technology news programme)
    *westway (soap set in a west london health centre, it's fab :) )
    *africa live (news feature programme)
    *analysis (news analysis)
    *assignment (in depth news reportage)
    *charlie gillett (excellent music programme with loads of stuff from all round the world)
    *from our own correspondent on r4 and world service
    *global business (acrtually rather interesting)
    *the new europe (documentaries on, um, the new europe)
    *news hour (a bit like pm but more rounded and less parochial)
    *off the shelf (currently focusing on gabriel garcia marquez)
    *one planet (environmental issues)
    *outlook (human interest stories from around the world)
    *talking point (current affairs magazine)
    *the word (literature programme - latest edition features a very interesting interview with ian rankine)
    *world book club (an author discusses their book in fromt of an audience of readers with questions)
    *world business review (another absorbing prog on business)

    well, at least i'm only plagiarising myself :D
  13. johnniebutterfl

    johnniebutterfl New Member

    I really like Late Junction on Radio3 from 10.30pm to 12.00
    I won't like all of the music but there are some real pearls you won't hear anywhere else.
    A totally diverse selection
  14. easy g

    easy g Banned Banned

    yeah late junction is cool, I know one of the producers...

    I must...MUST get into the habit of listening to the radio again :mad:
  15. DaveCinzano


    it's saturday, i'm bored, so here's some more selections...

    the molesworth report: how to be topp great little documentary about nigel molesworth, the schoolboy rebel hero of willans & searle (originator of phrases such as 'back in the jug agane' and 'as any fule kno' :cool: ). interesting stuff about willans's own school days, and lots of fans reminiscing...

    acoustic shadow trippy half-hour documentary about the science of echoes and reverberations. plenty of music stuff, mayan history and brian eno... website

    another five numbers (website) a second series of 5 quarter-hour docs on numbers, with simon singh looking at 4, 7, the largest prime, kepler's conjecture and game theory. i hate maths, but love this series :cool:

    are we as offensive as we might be? juicy doc with ian hislop looking at the 'wipers times', a satirical magazine published by british soldiers stuck in the trenches of ypres in wwi - bizarre!

    peter cook in his own words collection of late period peter cook clips assembled by michael palin website
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  16. DaveCinzano


    monday 17 january, 8pm, radio 4

    escape to alcatraz is a documentary about the year and a half-long occupation by native americans of alcatraz prison that began in 1969 (and which represented a renaissance in culture and politics, and the establishment of the american indian movement), to highlight the treaties broken by the federal government.

    see here for more on a.i.m.
  17. DaveCinzano


    well, that was quite good, a bit too much of the 'balanced view', giving equivalency to the nixon man's claims, but hey...

    found a basic federal government verison (national parks service).
  18. DaveCinzano


    just caught 'chain reaction' on radio 4 - basically one 'figure from the entertainment industry' interviews another, who the next week interviews another, and so on.

    tonight it was johnny vegas interviewing stewart lee, was very interesting. the listen again link is still playing last week's though (matt lucas & johnny vegas), but i think it changes in a couple of days.

    and even better, next week stewart lee interviews alan moore!

  19. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    apologies if this has already been posted (bristle :p ) but this week's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue repeat on BBC7 Listen Again is the very first episode from 1973. the recording's shit (it was a listener's) and it's not very good (the three goodies and someone call Jo Kendall :confused: ) but it's interesting to see where it all started..
  20. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros


    jeez yer all BBC whores aren't yer?


    officially the UKs most radical station, see their listings for more info ,current favourites include harmon e phraisyer, rodney finkleton, adam bohams talking tapes, i could go on but that'd spoil it.........
  21. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    *paying BBC for a bit of rough behind the pub*
    (resonance is fantastic though, you can tune at any time and hear something strange and very often wonderful - it's the way radio should be)

    Anyways, I recomend

    on the wire

    and in the post peel world I have to say I like Rob da Bank's show best out of those in his slot.

    I didn't notice Andy Kershaw above either. Sorry if I missed a link. Although Kershaw sometimes get's on my nerves he plays some really fantastic stuff and is often very charming and witty.

    Some great stuff linked here!

    I'm fairly new to the boradband world so hopefully I'll find some more obscure radio stuff

    and although Mr Baker is a tosser for introducing the world to Chris Evans, I've alway found him to be a sparkling radio presenter - I think it's a sign of something good that one of the first people Kelvin Mackenzie ditched from Talksport was Baker (i.e he got yr grey matter working!). Going to make an effort to listen to his breakfast show cos he used to make me laugh a lot. Compare his 606 with the anodyne nonsense that it's become and you'll see what I mean.
    Turmoil! :D
  22. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    The world football phone-in the very early hours of saturday morning on FiveLive. Tim Vickery is what makes it worth listening to. His knowledge is encyclopaedic but he's never dull. I think I've probably got a bit of a crush on him.
  23. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Oh and on Radio 4 Ken Clarke's series 'Jazz Greats' is, well, great. The Thelonious Monk one is on now.....

    and I chanced upon this little gem on the World Service (scroll down to the bottom for the podcast link).

  24. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    The cinema part on (I think) sunday night on the same programme (up all night) is very good as well. Alway makes me want to go and see loads of films.
  25. Snufkin

    Snufkin New Member

    Contrary to popular belief Classic FM doesn't just play dusty old symphonies by long dead composers, in the wee hours they have been known to play tracks by Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Brian Eno and loads more.

    The Chiller Cabinet on Classic FM

    A two hour mix of ambience, movies, & minimalism.

    And tonight it's a Doctor Who special:
    Who doesn't love the new series? (well your wrong!). We
    go back to the recently reissued original scores of the
    60s and 70s and the woman who has been credited
    with inventing modern electronic music, Delia Derbyshire.
  26. DaveCinzano


    that sounds cool, cheers for the heads-up snufkin :)

    that rat programme was rather interesting as well, mrs m - a bit worrying at times, mind :D
  27. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Did you listen to both? ie the US rats and the African rats.
  28. DaveCinzano


    just the american one...
  29. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    The African one was the more interesting of the two, I thought. I liked the American one, but I didn't learn anything astonishingly new, although it was certainly engaging. It was the plague stuff, never mind the Giant African Pouch Rats, that had me agog....
  30. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Oh Joy! Radio 4 is reviving Dixon of Dock Green.....wednesday mornings.....

    From the Times online
    except the Sweeney didn't have Jags...he's thinking of Inspector Morse

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