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BBC Local Radio Board / Re: Programmes worthy of note over the Christmas/New Year period.
« Last post by JY on January 15, 2016, 11:55:25 AM »
The radio talent that is Colin Berry only got given one 2 hour recorded show on New Year's Day on BBC 3CR. No special documentaries aired either such as Cilla Black it was yet again a poor substandard offering on BBC 3CR.
Thanks for the info Rita. In the Eastern region, Three Counties didn't seem to do many special shows but BBC Northampton did some excellent music shows (5-7 in the evenings) and BBC Cambridgeshire had some interesting documentaries.
BBC Local Radio Board / Programmes worthy of note over the Christmas/New Year period.
« Last post by Rita on January 09, 2016, 11:18:05 PM »
I don't know if any members of the Forum listened to Radio Merseyside over the Christmas/New Year period?  If not there were quite a number of shows worthy of note and excellence, which would be worth listening again to on the BBCiPlayer.  Programmes presented by Roger Lyon on 25th December (11.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m); 26th December (11.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m); 28th December (11.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m); and 1st January 2016 (9.00 a.m. - 12 noon) were all excellent for various reasons, e.g. the guests and the chance for some listeners on Christmas Day to hear greetings from family members overseas.  It would take me far too long to mention the highlights for me.   Another presenter, Frankie Connor also presented some wonderful shows on 27th December (11.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m); 28th December (8.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m); 1st January 2016 (12 noon - 3.00 p.m); and 3rd January 2016 (11.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m).  There was also a BBC Merseyside special from 6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. on 28th December "Remembering Cilla" which may be of interest.
It's so long since I've written anything on the Forum, that I've quite got out of the habit, so apologies for anything I've missed.  Perhaps if there is anything that would interest you on Radio Merseyside, you could go to the schedules for more information.
Happy New Year to you all.  Hope 2016 proves to be a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous one for you all.
Radio 4 / Re: Love In Recovery, comedy drama set in Alcoholics Anonymous
« Last post by Petejackson on December 29, 2015, 06:06:28 PM »
Thanks Albert! Hope you liked the Christmas Special. New series in March! Happy new year
Radio 4 / Re: Love In Recovery, comedy drama set in Alcoholics Anonymous
« Last post by Albert on December 24, 2015, 06:34:34 PM »
Love in Recovery....CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!!!

I am really looking forward to this. Read thread for details.

..and it's half an hour, and there's going to be a new series in the New Year

Happy Christmas everyone.

BBC Management & BBC Trust / Death By A Thousand Cuts Part II
« Last post by darcysarto on December 21, 2015, 02:01:08 PM »
The Grauniad reports the BBC has hired a firm chaired by Gus O'Donnell to 'get over' the issue of having taken on responsibility of the free-for-over-75's licence fee.

'We want to explore the options, in particular on how voluntary payments might work,' said a BBC source. 'Itís early days, this work is only just beginning.'

Well, it would of course be churlish to suggest you tell people they have to pay and then either they do, or they don't.  But quite honestly, that's how it would work.  I imagine this isn't cheap?
BBC Management & BBC Trust / Death By A Thousand Cuts Part I
« Last post by darcysarto on December 21, 2015, 01:53:42 PM »
The BBC announced today it is <a href= "">cancelling it's coverage of Formula One Motor Racing from next season[/url].

A full explanation can be found on this BBC blog here.  The point is, they don't have the money to pay for it.  The comments are quite interesting, plenty of disenchantment unsurprisingly, people wondering why the Boat Race and London Marathon coverage continues plus plenty of other valid viewpoints.

Key to this I suspect is that it probably isn't a) cheap and b) with Channel 4 having stepped into the breach Ecclestone is doesn't need to hold the corporation to contract or sue the pants off them.
6Music / Re: 6Music unsigned
« Last post by ReloadUK on December 17, 2015, 09:11:17 AM »
A fun video and song by family and friends for our blog 23littletrees  living in France.

Seed to Greed

We garden and we cook!

Passionate about taking food from a tiny seed to a taste explosion.

Feeding our families in the best way we can.

We donít clock up food miles, we donít use chemicals and we donít eat strawberries in December. We do make the most of what we have Ė land, time, energy, passionÖ..passion for mud under the finger nails, being outdoors, watching our food grow, cooking and eating it. Fabulous food. Simple food. Fresh from the ground, preserved, bottled, dried Ė ensuring our plates are delicious and nutritious all year round.
Follow us through the seasons as we make the most of what the ground has to offer. Youíll find recipes and tutorials as we live, love and learn about smallholding in Normandie.
Radio 4 / You Are The Programme, Thank You - James Naughtie Signs Off
« Last post by darcysarto on December 16, 2015, 10:12:22 PM »
Mornings won't be the same without his Scottish lilt, his poetic way with words, his errant time checks and his sometimes rambling questions.  Despite telling me it was 6.30 at 7.30, losing John Major halfway through his last 10 past 8, James Naughtie made it through his last Today programme moved but intact, expect many were also moved by his final words.

Radio 2 / At last Ed Stewart back on BBC Radio 2
« Last post by JY on December 16, 2015, 02:28:56 PM »
Good news but yet again why do we have to wait a whole year to hear good old Ed Stewart back on Radio 2 and why has he only got one show. Make sure you listen to Junior Choice this Christmas Day 10am to 12pm
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