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

  1. shagnasty

    shagnasty two legs bad four legs good R.I.P.

  2. Radio 4 extra is driving me a bit nuts at the moment... it's so fucking posh! Every time I tune in it's some posho or other investigating a crime (Lord Whimsy ffs) or suffering from angst at Cambridge (CP Snow - Strangers and Brothers, for instance)... anyway, a good antidote to all this shite is Bob Monkhouse and Suggs in I Think I've got a Problem... very funny http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b007wp39/I_Think_Ive_Got_a_Problem_Series_1_Episode_1/
     
  3. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

  4. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Costing the Earth on direct action in fishing at the moment. It's interesting.
     
  5. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Bit late notice (you've only got 12 hours left to catch it) but there's an amazing adaptation of Caryl Churchill's play A Light Shining In Buckinghamshire on radio 3
     
  6. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

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  7. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    The Martin Beck novel adaptations have restarted as the Saturday plays on R4.
     
  8. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

  9. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

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  10. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    kittyP Garrison Keillor's back - radio 4 extra, at 8am and 3pm today, and 1am Sunday. :cool:
     
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  11. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

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  12. Three Men in a Boat on Radio 4.
     
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  13. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Money Box 3-3.30pm R4 today will be answering questions about claiming benefits.

    In the trailer, it was very heartening to hear benefits being described (for once) as something which any one of us might need at some point in our lives, instead of the usual scrounger rhetoric.
     
  14. Libertad

    Libertad Would it help?

    Thanks for the heads up Greeble. *off to iplayer*
     
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  15. SovietArmy

    SovietArmy Well-Known Member

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  16. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    R4 book of the week, 9.45-10.00 and 00.30-00.45 The Screwtape Letters (abridged) read by Simon Beale.

    R4 18th Nov (and the next 5 Mondays) 16.30-17.00 The Infinite Monkey Cage - Brian Cox and Robin Ince chairing a discussion about risk (science + humour)

    R4 18th Nov 20.00-20.30 Machiavelli :Devil or Democrat? Jonathan Freedland focussing mainly on Machiavelli's 'The Discourses'. R4 20.30-21.00 Analysis. Roberto Unger explains why he believes that left wing political thinkers in the West lack the imagination to tackle society's problems.
     
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  17. Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere on 4extra... Three part dramatisation, parts 1 & 2 are both on iplayer at the moment.
     
  18. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    The Long View - the working poor.

    R4 today at 9-9.30 am and repeated at 9-9.30pm
     
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  19. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Recently finished reading You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times - Howard Zinn and The Screwtape Letters get a mention. So i did some basic research on the book and it's on my wish list.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Screwtape_Letters
     
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  20. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

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  21. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    LBC goes nationwide on DAB from Tuesday 11th Feb. James O'Brien and Nick Abbott personal favourites on there.
     
  22. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, Again

    Listened to this last night and loved it.

    A critical and word-of-mouth hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013, Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, Again is a love letter to his mother with reflections on life, death, dementia and Leonard Cohen along the way.

    It is 14 years since Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, a melodicomic extravaganza which was also broadcast on Radio 4. In this entirely new show, Smith returns to his hero. His reflections on dementia, enthusiasm, comedy and death are marinated in Cohen's music in a performance that is personal and poignant, yet packed with big laughs. Smith's rendition of the songs is hugely enhanced by his backing trio, The Smithereens: Kirsty Newton, Carrie Marx and Ali Day.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03vdl1v
     
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  23. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

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  24. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Just heard the first part of this.

    R4 11-11.30am today (Monday) Out of the ordinary - looking at pick up artists and the London Seduction Society.

    R4 all this week, 1.45-2pm Let's talk about Rama and Sita. Taking stories from the Ramayana and looking at how they apply to contemporary Asian dilemmas.

    R4 all this week 10.45 -11am and 7.45-8pm The mysterious death of Jane Austen

    R4 extra 6-6.30pm (repeated at midnight) all this week A canticle for Leibowitz (Fiat Homo)
     
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  25. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Found myself enjoying P&P yesterday in the car on the way home from London, might try and listen to the death of Austen thing.
     
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    wiskey Albatross Admirer

  27. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    I heard this the other week in the half 6 slot. Cracking up whilst cooking dinner. :D He's very good.

    Also I came in here to say. Chris Morris' Blue Jam is being repeated on 4 Extra, starting this Friday.
     
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  28. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    The Saturday drama is a full series of Raymond Chandler.
    I'm not a connoisseur of the genre, but they seem mildly entertaining - if rather violent - In "Farewell my Lovely" he gets hit on the head even more frequently than Eddie Shoestring used to.
    But they're flogging the recordings so they're only on iPlayer for a week....

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qgxs

    A major annoyance of mine at the moment is the hideously annoying and jarringly loud announcements on the two 5 Live podcasts I listen to - "Dr Karl", and "The Naked Scientist".
    At some point I will sort myself out with a "top and tailer" to process these automatically.
     
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  29. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    All of The Talented Mr Ripley books have been on Radio 4 Extra.
    I have really enjoyed them.
    Didn't realise that the film with Matt Damon is just the first book.
     
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  30. crustychick

    crustychick doo-woop-de-doo

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