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The Afternoon Play / Re: How long before an Afternoon Play is repeated?
« Last post by Albert on January 30, 2018, 01:19:29 PM »
The Beard http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0939x8v

First Broadcast: Thu 14 Sep 2017
Less than 5 months ago.

Well there's one thing about repeating a drama so soon after first broadcast, at least I can remember this one enough to know to tune straight into BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright in the Afternoon at 14:15.

I may even go local radio or go down the shops.

It begs the question again: what criteria does the BBC use as to when to re-broadcast a drama? Whatever it may be - topicality, convenience, writer/actor needs a bit more exposure/cash, or whatever...I would be interested to know.

Any suggestions?



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BBC World Service / Re: Do you Think the News can be Less Negative?
« Last post by sneax on January 22, 2018, 01:32:02 AM »
Less negative isn't an aim at all, IMHO.  If you listen to Kate Tempest "half a generation lives beneath the breadline", then how can you be less negative?

More empowering, that's a different thing entirely. More insightful. More educating.

This is how the news should be, if you ask me.
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BBC World Service / Re: What's your preference in world news?
« Last post by sneax on January 22, 2018, 01:29:30 AM »
I'm a bit amazed that this topic hasn't been considered just a nice topic to talk about. Leaving the survey and research aside completely. This is an interesting subject.

Generally, I'm a fan of Guardian-profile news. Insightful, taking a stand, but in line with academic methodology, showing the perspective, avoiding tacit assumptions.
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The News Where You Are / Re: Sign this petition and save BBC UK
« Last post by sneax on January 15, 2018, 03:20:41 AM »
Was it spammy in the end after all? All the hassle and the BBC is still there. Thank God.
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6Music / Re: Kickstarter for music projects
« Last post by sneax on January 15, 2018, 03:19:20 AM »
Surely it's better if you have fans already, who'd support you, just by sharing the news. Sometimes I look at bandcamp, seeing how many ppl support really good projects that I know for a fact that a lot of people do appreciate. Not many. It's really a work with the masses...
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6Music / Re: The Legendary Fake - La La Lovely
« Last post by sneax on January 15, 2018, 03:17:52 AM »
Thanks, I've been looking for this for ages for good's sake.

Although, now I think it's.. ugly.
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BBC Local Radio Board / Re: Richard Spendlove, constructive dismissal?
« Last post by Gausen on January 11, 2018, 04:48:53 PM »
All I can say is more power to Richard for speaking out what a lot of people are thinking.
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The Afternoon Play / Re: Lost & Found
« Last post by Albert on December 19, 2017, 11:32:38 PM »
(Thread resurrection)

At long last I've discovered for myself Radio 4 Extra. And this little beaut was on tonight:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03jz22c

The opening words sum it up nicely: "A tender and humorous drama....." but of course it's more than that.

I'm not sure I listened to this properly the last time (see above). I don't think I could have. Certainly not properly. Anyway, I have just realised again why I don't have a TV in the house.

This link says it better than I ever could:

http://dementia.stir.ac.uk/blogs/diametric/2015-03-19/lost-property-and-misplaced-memories-ian-kershaws-lost-and-found




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Radio 4 / Radio 4 shut down to World Service.
« Last post by Kalidor on November 16, 2017, 01:40:38 PM »
I listen at night to Radio 4 on FM and then to the World service which reverts back to Radio 4 at 05.20.
If I buy a DAB radio does the  transmission automatically change over to the World Service and back again when Radio 4 starts up or does it go to a local station or does the transmission  just close down.
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The Afternoon Play / Fat Little Thing
« Last post by Albert on October 23, 2017, 01:15:47 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06nndfz

I don't watch TV but I know that Julie Hesmondhalgh is very popular there, and it seems on Radio 4 over exposure for her is no problem.

I'll listen to this one, yiu know, give it a chance, but somehow I don't think I'll hear anything over than an over exposed actress playing the usual character.

I hope I'll be posting back to apologise for my cynicism. We'll see,
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