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Barry Humphries: Barry's Forgotten Musical Masterpieces
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was lovely, Becky, thanks. I do enjoy dance band music from the 1920s and 1930s. I remember when Malcolm Laycock used to devote the first half of his Sunday night programme to it, until he was ordered by the Radio2 controller to desist. I could never understand what they had against it. It makes me smile and feel lighthearted and there is a wealth of such music in the BBC Gramophone Library.

Also, so many musicians who became very well know in later years, cut their musical teeth in those bands. There is a lot of history tucked away in them.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
That was lovely, Becky, thanks.


You're welcome,Eileen - I thought you might enjoy it.

FleetingEileenM wrote:
and there is a wealth of such music in the BBC Gramophone Library.

And left up to who decides what we hear on Radio 2 now that's where most of that music will stay. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barry's series was supposed to be coming up in February but I have seen nothing in the schedules for this month on any evening. I emailed Radio 2 and they advised me to watch the schedules Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Barry's series was supposed to be coming up in February but I have seen nothing in the schedules for this month on any evening. I emailed Radio 2 and they advised me to watch the schedules Rolling Eyes


After reading your post,Eileen, I went on Barry's Twitter account to see if I could find anything and sure enough I found this from last December -

A little something to look forward to while you're queuing for lettuce... Transmission dates for
@Barry_Humphries new series of forgotten music are: (Sunday nights) 28th Feb, 7th March, 14th March and 21st March 2021 on @BBCRadio2


https://twitter.com/CLWordsworth/status/1341384401981206528
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh that is great, Becky, thank you Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EXCEPT THAT ... I have checked the schedule for 28th Feb and Barry isn't there!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
EXCEPT THAT ... I have checked the schedule for 28th Feb and Barry isn't there!
That's the last episode of the Carla Bruni thing that night so hopefully Barry will be back the week after
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
EXCEPT THAT ... I have checked the schedule for 28th Feb and Barry isn't there!


Barry Humphries retweeted that tweet I posted - you would think he would know when his programmes are going to be broadcast! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Barry's 87th birthday today!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Happy Birthday Barry Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing this won't be back until at least 14th March, because of the "Festival of Funny"
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