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  1. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    Starting Sunday, The Divine Comedy. Read by or staring (?) John Hurt.
    I bloody love John Hurt :)
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  2. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    For anyone who hasn't caught up with it yet, I recommend Iggy Pop's two hour show on Sunday afternoons on 6Music, a two hour master class in how a radio music show should be.

    This week's programme goes from The Nitty Gritty by Shirley Ellis to the Second Movement of Gorecki's Second Symphony :eek: :thumbs:
  3. Betsy

    Betsy Well-Known Member

    I'm a new poster and I can't quite work how to quote....I clicked on quote in answer to andysays so fingers crossed.. I caught up with Iggy Pops In Praise Of Beauty today and thoroughly enjoyed it ...lots for me to enjoy on it.
    Going on to another station and programme Radio 4's Great Lives this week had Isy Sutti championing Jake Thackray. She hadn't even heard of him 9 months ago until a friend sent her one of his albums for her birthday ...she is now an avid fan.

    Jake Thackray hated being known as the north country Noel Coward, but at the height of his fame the description stuck. His songs are very British, but his influences were European - Georges Brassens and Jacques Brel.

    The presenter is Matthew Parris.

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  4. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    If you want to quote a single post just use the reply button.
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  5. Betsy

    Betsy Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
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  6. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    New food panel show a la gardeners question time on radio 4 now.
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  7. Betsy

    Betsy Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed this the first time round ..an interesting and entertaining listen.

    Radio 4 Afternoon Drama

    Strangers on a Film
    Patrick Stewart plays Raymond Chandler and Clive Swift is Alfred Hitchcock in their famous collaboration on 'Strangers on a Train'. In 1950, Alfred Hitchcock invited Raymond Chandler to work with him on a screenplay based on Patricia Highsmith's novel. Chandler was not only recognised as a fine novelist and had also received an Academy Award nomination for his original screenplay, The Blue Dahlia. The omens were good but their collaboration turned out to be a disaster.

    Last edited: May 10, 2014
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  8. Betsy

    Betsy Well-Known Member

    Original British Dramatists

    Radio 4 premieres dramas by ten writers new to radio and ones to watch, with stories ranging from a man who eats furniture to one who takes a holiday to Tanzania every week

    Today's offering...

    Paris, Nana & Me by Caroline Horton

    A lovely insight into the relationship between Caroline and her Nana - a truly delightful listen.

    In 2009 writer and performer Caroline Horton took her ninety year-old Grandmother on one last trip to Paris. Having grown up hearing her Nana's vivid stories of the city, Caroline excitedly planned their Parisian adventure. But it's hard to have an unforgettable trip with someone who can't remember what they were doing yesterday. And sight-seeing is not much fun with somebody who is virtually blind. A funny and heartbreakingly poignant journey through the city of love and the ravages of time.

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  9. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    File on 4 on exploitation esp in the construction industry. Very good, not sensationalist doc on trafficking and modern day slavery.
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  10. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Oh crap, was that tonight? The baby went nuclear and I missed it
  11. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

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  12. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Yeah, have to remember though :)
  13. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    I never get around to listening in the timescale allowed and also like to save programmes for long car journeys, so recommend using GetiPlayer which will download anything available on iPlayer :)
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  14. Mogden

    Mogden I like tea

    Right then. Anyone a fan of the following?

    Those little skits Isy Suttie does.
    Desert Island Discs
    The Paul Temple series

    Just putting some feelers out for recommendations cos I usually have something wireless on.
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  15. Betsy

    Betsy Well-Known Member

    I have LOVED Shedtown from the start. Maxine Peake's narration is terrific (put me in mind of Under Milk Wood) but the real star of the show is the writing by Tony Pitts which is superb. Alas the Sheddists will be no more as that was the last series.
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  16. Mogden

    Mogden I like tea

    I did really enjoy it. I almost want the whole thing on CD so I can do it all in one go. Shame the iPlayer doesn't offer it all. Maxine Peake's voice is very soothing.

    Desert Island Discs was very good today I thought. Chris Packham is my all time favourite DID of all the ones I have listened to.
  17. Betsy

    Betsy Well-Known Member

    Good ... it's a wonderful listen.:)
  18. maya

    maya timewasting fool (in every universe)

    A mate of mine used a clip from one of his songs in one of his dj sets, I'd never heard of him either but I love this:

    (*sent it to a friend who only listens to 'hip' music though, he stubbornly refused to comment.)
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  19. Betsy

    Betsy Well-Known Member

    Book of the Week on Radio 4.

    A Broken Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen's Secret Chord

    As Leonard Cohen turns 80, a new biography by Liel Leibovitz explores the life, work and passion of the poet-turned-musician. What makes Cohen such an enduring international figure in the cultural imagination?

    Granted extraordinary access to Cohen's personal papers, Leibovitz evokes a complicated, sometimes contradictory figure. Born into a Canadian religious Jewish family, for years a reclusive lyricist on the Greek island of Hydra, known for his bold political commentary, his devotion to Buddhist thought and his later despair over contemporary Zionism, Cohen hardly follows the rules of a conventional rock star.

    An intimate look at a man who, despite battles with depression and years spent in hermit-like isolation, is still touring and now seems to be reaching a new peak of popularity.

  20. Betsy

    Betsy Well-Known Member

    Tomorrow on Radio 4 a repeat of an entertaining play that was first broadcast in 2011.

    Burning Both Ends: When Oliver Reed Met Keith Moon
    Starring Sean Pertwee as Oliver Reed, and Arthur Darvill as Keith Moon.

    Burning Both Ends tells the story of one of the most infamous, unexpected and touching of friendships between two icons of the 1970s, Oliver Reed and Keith Moon.

    In the mid-1970s, Oliver was an international movie star, and Keith was a rock n'roll legend, the drummer for rock band, The Who. Both were famous for their partying and boozing, as well as their undeniable talents. Mercurial and unpredictable, both men were at the top of their game - but the top can be a very lonely place.

    Then they met, on the film set of The Who's epic rock opera, Tommy. What followed was a revelation - in each other they found a true kindred spirit, their own shadow image.

    This is a story of madness and mayhem, antics and adventures, but also of love and loss - the dangerous, dazzling brilliance of two unbridled spirits connecting, but then the huge pain when one of them dies prematurely.

    Recounting the electrifying "bruv-affair" between these two iconic figures, Burning Both Ends is the story of two men who found in each other a true friend, and who loved each other as fiercely as they partied...

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  21. Betsy

    Betsy Well-Known Member

    A couple of Afternoon Dramas on Radio 4 worth a listen...

    Strangers In The Night.

    By Georgia Fitch

    It is 1969 and English actress Carol White is trying to make her name in Hollywood. When she finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Frank Sinatra, their intense friendship leads her on a journey of self-discovery. Will her career as a Hollywood star take off or will love prove the ultimate distraction?


    And a repeat of one from a couple of years ago..

    Love Virtually

    Starring David Tennant and Emilia Fox.

    Love Virtually by Austrian novelist Daniel Glattauer is a thoroughly modern epistolary novel with one difference - its protagonists Emmi Rothner and Leo Leike communicate exclusively by email.

    The European answer to You've got Mail.

    Two million copies sold in Germany to date. And bought by thirty-five publishers around the world, Love Virtually by Austrian novelist Daniel Glattauer, is well on the way to becoming a global publishing phenomenon.

    They "meet" when Emmi mistakenly sends an e-mail to Leo's inbox. A romance ensues that allows them to live out a shared secret life far removed from their day-to-day existences. But to what extent does it rely on fantasy and escapism, and will it survive a real-life meeting?

  22. Greebo

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

    Radio 4 Extra 3rd August - 11am-noon and 7-8pm Garrison Keillor's Radio Show kittyP
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  23. little_legs

    little_legs Поехали!

    The Startling Truths of Old World Sparrows on Radio 3.

    Linky: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r99qm

    I've heard this last year for the 1st time and it made me well up a few times while I was listening to it, and I thought about it for days after it was broadcast.
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  24. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

  25. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Well worth a listen, caught it on Radio 4 earlier:

    Goldie the Alchemist

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  26. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    What no Grooverider? :eek: ;)

    I wanna listen NOW but it seems the earphone connection on my work thin client is buggered! :(
  27. Cpatain Rbubish

    Cpatain Rbubish No friends, you don’t exist. You won't be missed.

    My recommendation is for BBC World Service, it's for the insomniacs. Nothing quite like it on the radio for...
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  28. Cpatain Rbubish

    Cpatain Rbubish No friends, you don’t exist. You won't be missed.

    Sorry, what was I saying? Did I drop off? Oops, dreadfully sorry, I was listening to a foreign report of some unpleasantness somewhere, although I'm sure there was some balance in my not....

    Sorry, what was I saying? Did I drop off? Oops, dreadfully sorry, I was listening to a foreign report of some unpleasantness somewhere, although I'm sure there was some balance in my not....

    Sorry, what was I saying? Did I drop off? Oops, dreadfully sorry, I was listening to a foreign report of some unpleasantness somewhere, although I'm sure there was some balance in my not....
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  29. Cpatain Rbubish

    Cpatain Rbubish No friends, you don’t exist. You won't be missed.

    Anyway, what was I saying about M Parris being a total cunt?
  30. Cpatain Rbubish

    Cpatain Rbubish No friends, you don’t exist. You won't be missed.

    Oh, that's right, such a cunt he couldn't even make the list

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