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BBC World Service / amusingly cynical russian commentator - who was he??
« Last post by meezy on January 22, 2017, 12:29:40 AM »
Last Thursday, January 17, I was listening to the World Service and heard a great segment about how peasants in the middle of Russia receive news and what their opinions on Trump were.
Then they interviewed a very amusing russian analyst of some kind that offered some pretty choice comments about Trump and Putin and the US and Russia's future together... i would like to hear this segment again, but can't find it... does anybody know what i'm talking about - or can somebody suggest how to find it? I've done my best and failed to find it.
Radio 2 / Re: BBC Radio 2 cuts live overnight presenters
« Last post by AndrewU on January 10, 2017, 01:50:38 PM »
If you're interested, there is a petition about this here:
Radio 4 / Re: Program on a village who kidnapped loggers
« Last post by mel on January 01, 2017, 02:27:56 PM »
If it was on BBC Radio 4 last week im sure your`ll find it here.

Good Luck.
Radio 4 / Program on a village who kidnapped loggers
« Last post by unclejonsson on January 01, 2017, 11:35:55 AM »
Please can anyone help with the program on Radio 4 the other day about illegal loggers and how the women of the village took them hostage when they came close to their spring water supply?  The place then moved on to claim their own independence and appointed its own security.  I hope that is enough to jog your memory and perhaps direct me towards the name of the program. Thank you.
Radio 2 / Re: Tony Blackburn Returns To The BBC
« Last post by mel on December 17, 2016, 01:58:20 AM »
Good News.. Good News.. Good News

Tony Blackburn returns to BBC London with his Sunday Soul Show.
Each Sunday from  new years day playing the music we each know and love.

He`s been away for too long and it`ll be good to hear him again.
Thanks for your words of encouragement Northoftheborder, but I'm not quite so sure I can share your optimism. Something is telling me it's now too late for any listeners, to try and have their say.

If you read my previous post two months ago, you will have seen that my friend's niece emailed the presenter in question. Having written that it was "time this was all sorted out" all he ever managed to do, was install a block upon her emails to him. Exactly the same unfriendly treatment that her auntie, me (and a friend of ours) had all received. No reply, no warning of what was about to occur. Quite frankly, what a cowardly course of action.

Unfazed by all of this, she waited a few weeks before sending a short but polite email, to a presenter at Radio Stoke. Although this chap didn't reply, he passed her email on to someone who did. The same day, too!

Their assistant editor Alistair Miskin asked her to provide more details, so that he could either discuss her concerns, or pass them on to someone who knew more than he did. She replied, informing him that this was a show carried each Sunday by Radio Stoke, but which she thought came from BBC Hereford & Worcester. Alistair responded promptly and politely, confirming that he had forwarded her email to the BBC H&W management team.

At last! Perhaps a BBC manager will be able to answer a simple question - Alistair Miskin undoubtedly did as much as he could. However, over a fortnight later, we have yet to see any response from BBC Hereford & Worcester.

We listened to the show at the centre of all this controversy, last Sunday. During the final hour, where once there had been something like 45 minutes of music requests, we heard just two listeners' names directly linked to music played. This weekend's show was worse still, with the presenter plumbing the depths of "misheard lyrics". Would it really be too hard to accommodate an hour of listener requests? Or don't we matter to you, any more?

No wonder BBC H&W have been so reticent to respond to my friend's niece. I could always ask them myself but, somehow, I hardly think it's worth my while. Far better instead to retune to another part of BBC local radio.

Looking upthread, I see that Northoftheborder started it all off, just over two years ago. She was right all along, wasn't she? BBC managers aren't able to answer simple questions. At all. How sad, for us mere listeners.
Radio 1 / Trying to find a song
« Last post by PeachyKeen on November 18, 2016, 10:32:35 AM »
Hello - it was probably a few months ago late in the evening a song by a band called 'Columbia' was played - I think they're a new punk band but for the life of me I can't find any of their songs ... any website or social media. help!
Radio 4 / Re: Love In Recovery, comedy drama set in Alcoholics Anonymous
« Last post by Petejackson on October 30, 2016, 09:42:04 AM »
Hello all, bit of a shameless plug I'm afraid but, Love in Recovery series 1 and 2, plus the Christmas Special will soon be available on CD or 'download to own' from Amazon. Release date is December the 1st, but it's available to pre order now.
Plug over. Sorry about that. Series 3 coming soonish
Radio 2 / Tony Blackburn Returns To The BBC
« Last post by mel on October 19, 2016, 04:24:20 PM »

Tony Blackburn Returns.

Its good to see the BBC management coming to there senses at last.

I don't know the full story and to be honest I don't want to know. All I do know is that Tony Blackburn is one of our finest presenters, and it`ll be good to hear him back where he belongs.

He still has a lot to offer and outshines many other "younger" presenters.
Good Luck Tony
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