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Albert

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Hamlet - Afternoon Play, 5 parter all this week
« on: March 24, 2014, 06:45:41 PM »
Part 1 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xhkyv

I wasn't able to tune in this afternoon and here we are at 6:30pm and the Listen Again facility isn't available.

So, feeling more than a little peeved, I shall now air my prejudices against these multi-parters. Does the BBC really believe they can hook people in every afternoon for a week? Admittedly there will be some with that sort of time to spare but much as I generally enjoy the Afternoon Play, I have to work my life around it. And 5 days on the trot doing that is near impossible.

And when the iPlayer isn't available 4 hours later, that starts to get difficult.

I will give this play a chance (once BBC get round to giving me the opportunity). It had better be good. [insert Mr Angry Face here]

« Last Edit: March 24, 2014, 06:48:03 PM by Albert »

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Re: Hamlet - Afternoon Play, 5 parter all this week
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 08:14:35 PM »
Hello Albert,

I am with you on these 5 parters, I assume it is to save money?

However, I will say that this started well and the radio is probably a good place for Hamlet, being so much about inner thoughts and the atmosphere created by the acting was pretty good.

And certainly anyone studying Hamlet for A level, this is a gift. I did many years ago so need to confess that, because I am not sure how it would play to those who do not know the play?

It is complemented by Natalie Haynes stands up for the classics(R4 4pm) looking at Petronius as a character,which was refreshing and inclusive.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03z2c0g

Not that you have to listen to that as well Albert! I am not trying to make this into homework..

My advice is to listen again and give it a go. And maybe the best way to listen is via the iplayer? Hamlet although profound and breath taking is not something that is going to be all warm and glowing on a wet afternoon!

I suppose at some point we will have to talk about  Radio 4s Character Invasion Season as well...

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Re: Hamlet - Afternoon Play, 5 parter all this week
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 09:00:40 PM »
Part 1 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xhkyv

I wasn't able to tune in this afternoon and here we are at 6:30pm and the Listen Again facility isn't available.

So, feeling more than a little peeved, I shall now air my prejudices against these multi-parters. Does the BBC really believe they can hook people in every afternoon for a week? Admittedly there will be some with that sort of time to spare but much as I generally enjoy the Afternoon Play, I have to work my life around it. And 5 days on the trot doing that is near impossible.

And when the iPlayer isn't available 4 hours later, that starts to get difficult.

I will give this play a chance (once BBC get round to giving me the opportunity). It had better be good. [insert Mr Angry Face here]


Hello Albert, it's lovely to have you and your Mr Angry Face back in the forum again [insert Mr Smiley Face]

Can only agree with you, it seems I missed a cracking 3 parter last week but only because as soon as I see it's such my heart sinks in realisation that I'm unlikely to catch it all so I just don't bother.

Of course, there is always the information in this thread http://www.bbcradioforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=770.0 which may be of use on certain occasions.

Weirdly, there's an awful lot of content missing from the iPlayer so far today?

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Re: Hamlet - Afternoon Play, 5 parter all this week
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 12:41:34 PM »
So, having not been able to listen to the first episode before the second was broadcast, I tried to pick this up yesterday afternoon.

I couldn't and I can't really see it would make any difference anyway.

Apparently, the lad Shakespeare did some good stuff but it was never my cup of tea and I didn't take to the delivery of this production.

So I'll be tuning back in to Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 for the rest of this week's afternoons.

I did try.


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