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BBC Local Radio Board / Gillham Gold
« Last post by Jersey Man on August 26, 2017, 04:28:48 AM »
So why has Tony Gillham been dumped by BBC Radio Jersey?

He was protesting today on his final regular broadcast of "Gillham Gold" that he is not retiring but having reached the age of 65 and been at it for 50 years he is being taken down. Is there a BBC ageist policy at work....?  We know that women face discrimination on screen once they cease to have girlie looks but as they say - Tony Gillham has the ideal face for radio and he is obviously enthusiastic about his job. So shall the public be told what BBC Management policy has been applied - after all the station claims "to reach people's likes with programmes that inform, educate and entertain."

Bearing in mind that we are the licencees who pay for the services provided are we not to be kept informed about the running of this most important media provider of information and forum for the expression of ideas.  Is there still a "listeners panel" that will raise this and similar matters? What role does the public have in the provision of BBC broacasting? Are we expected just to sit in silence and take what is given to us...

Very disappointed BBC are taking down Tony Gillham.
Radio 4 / Re: Love In Recovery, comedy drama set in Alcoholics Anonymous
« Last post by Petejackson on August 23, 2017, 09:18:21 AM »
Glad you liked it second time round! Work continues on series 3, I'll keep you posted as to our progress. Pete
Radio 4 / Re: Love In Recovery, comedy drama set in Alcoholics Anonymous
« Last post by Albert on August 05, 2017, 07:18:34 PM »
I'm not generally a fan of repeats, unless thay are very good. Love in Recovery ticks all the boxes of course.

I find myself sometimes seeing things from a slightly different point of view now. The emphasis is in another direction.

If I may, I'll explain once this series is complete. All very interesting though. Still funny, still sad, still heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.
Hello Lecroy,
I imagine a lot of listeners enjoy football coverage on local radio stations.  However, it is very irritating when music programmes are constantly cancelled for football, because other listeners enjoy those as well. There should be a way of "splitting" the airwaves so that all listeners can be accommodated. I have been told in the past by management that it is too expensive, but my argument is that if the BBC can pay out eye-watering salaries to various presenters, then they should be able to afford to do this simple thing. Cancelling programmes to accommodate sport all the time is completely unacceptable.
The Afternoon Play / Save Saturday Review!
« Last post by brodieso on July 25, 2017, 03:23:00 AM »
I like the football coverage though.
Radio 4 / Please help save Saturday Review - the best arts programme on the BBC!
« Last post by brodieso on July 15, 2017, 11:32:22 AM »
Please sign our petition to save arts programme Saturday Review from being axed by BBC Radio 4. Take a look at some of the big names that have already signed. Thank you!
Radio 4 / Re: Love In Recovery, comedy drama set in Alcoholics Anonymous
« Last post by Albert on July 11, 2017, 01:00:06 PM »
Radio 4 / Re: Love In Recovery, comedy drama set in Alcoholics Anonymous
« Last post by Petejackson on June 05, 2017, 09:29:18 AM »
Hello all. Just wanted to say that Love in Recovery series 1 is due to be repeated, weekly from the 12th of July. Radio 4 at 11pm. Work on series 3 continues apace.
The Afternoon Play / Far Side of the Moore - Friday 21/4/2017
« Last post by Albert on April 21, 2017, 12:54:32 PM »
First broadcast 2015. I seem to remember this was interesting and entertaining.

"Sean Grundy's drama is both a moving and at times laugh out loud funny telling of a key moment in the life of Patrick Moore".

Yes, I think I would agree with that. I'll be tuning in again.
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