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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.
The Afternoon Play / Is it Julie Hesmondhalgh day?
« Last post by Albert on April 07, 2017, 05:43:40 PM »
I don't watch TV but I understand that Julie Hesmondhalgh is a bit of a star on the box. BBC need a national treasure and they've found one, or rather are making one. They did the business on Judi Dench all those years ago helped to string out that career for more decades than may have been strictly necessary. They desperately needed a replacement.

So today we have:

Afternoon Play/Drama The Fix:

and 15 Minute Drama Dead Pan:

In their efforts to claim a star and self-propel a career with overexposure, I have to say I just see the characters as the same person, with an idiosyncratic voice, blandly reading a script secure in the knowledge that Auntie Beeb is looking after her.

I don't mean to be unkind to Julie, but that''s how I feel. Anyway, I'm off out before the 15 Minute Drama stats.

Radio 2 / 10K signed so far to reinstate Brian Matthew on SOTS
« Last post by steve_lowman_ on February 18, 2017, 12:34:39 PM » More than 10,000 supporters for this petition so far.

Brian Matthew was sacked, but the Radio 2 managers, BBC press office, and even the BBC Complaints dept have maintained a persistent lie that he "stepped down due to ill health", despite Brian's strong refutations of this.

They seem to have been planning to sideline the show, and took advantage by sacking Brian after he had a fall at home, even though he fully recovered within a few weeks. They have now announced pushing SOTS back to 6 am and bringing in Tony Blackburn to replace Brian. I am sure no one who has signed the petition would approve of this schedule change. Why not put TB where he does best, i.e. POTP, and let Brian do what he does best, i.e. SOTS? And, Gambo could do shows that he's more suited to, of course.

Many listeners are still unaware of any of this story, and so far, the managers have got away with their bullying and lies. We need to call them to account. BBC Radio 4 Feedback will have a major feature next week, and they have requested listeners' comments at . Listener's comments and views will be put to Lewis Carnie, so this is a chance to demonstrate the strength of listeners' arguments to challenge his crass policies and management style.
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