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50 Years of Radio 2 Special Programmes This Week

 
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: 50 Years of Radio 2 Special Programmes This Week Reply with quote

I suppose 50 years ago most of us were listening to the brand new Radio 1 rather than the more sedate Radio 2 but there are a few specials on this week worth a mention.

Monday at 10pm Paul O'Grady's 'Story of The Light Programme' a 2 part series.

Then on Tuesday at 10pm Johnnie Walker meets the BBC's Pop Pioneers. He talks to several Pirate pioneers and some producers and DJs including ex Radio 1 DJ David Symonds who later came over to Radio 2, and who I think Ruddles used to enjoy. His Radio 2 shows were some of the first I listened to.

Monday and Wednesday at 10pm sees Johnnie Walker's new series of Long Players which are all from 1967.

Hope there is something of interest there!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed I did Helen - although I was musical from an early age David Symonds really changed my life when it came to appreciating sixties music

I recall he was treated extremely shabbily by BBC management at that time when it was alleged that a small amount of weed was found in his bag during an outside broadcast when he was probably just one of many in that position - there was evidence suggesting that it was planted anyway

It was good to see him rehabilitated on Radio 2 where the management at the time rather more lived in the real world and could appreciate his talents and not just a possible minor weakness Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have set them to record,Helen...thanks.Smile

I will listen with interest to Paul's programmes to see what memories they bring back for me. The radio memories uppermost in my mind from back then consist mainly of Radio Caroline and Radio Luxumbourg. (Oh,and Mum listening to the cricket. Smile )

In our house lots of time was spent listening to the latest hit records on our Dansette (think it was) record player I have four older sisters and every week that came round one or the other of them bought their favourite hit record and straight onto the record player it went. The record player always seemed to be spinning round. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Helen. I shall listen to the Light Programme story on iPlayer as it clashes with the new series of W1A on BBC2 which I am eager to watch Smile.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The radio was always on at home when I was a child and mainly the Light Programme late from the late 50s onwards.

My memories are of Family Favourites, Billy Cotton Bandshow (Sunday lunch taken care of!) then Movie Go Round (loved that signature tune) and vague memories of Down Your Way (another good tune). If off school I'd hear Housewives Choice, Music While You Work and of course Mrs Dale's Diary. I can vaguely remember Worker's Playtime as well being on in the background.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Helen, me too, all of those! Plus plenty of others like Cyril Stapleton's Show Band Show with Matt Monro as singer and David Jacobs presenting Smile.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoyed the first programme about The Light Programme. Near enough all of the programmes mentioned were familiar but some only,I think, because Mum and Dad had the radio on. I don't remember actually sitting and listening to a lot of them ...they were just there...Very Happy

One programme, that I forgot to mention in my first post was Saturday Club....and how could I forget it! Oh how I loved Saturday Club. Now that I listened to avidly.

I don't remember Movie Go Round,Helen..perhaps if I heard the music it might be familiar...
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Becky I forgot about Saturday Club as well and was it Easy Beat on Sundays? I remember Dad listening to that.

The Carousel Waltz was the theme for Movie Go Round. Mum listened to it after Sunday lunch and I would be 'playing' or whatever as of course everything was closed back then.

I've listened to half of the Light Programme but must catch the others.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Carousel Waltz is a big favourite of mine,Helen. I probably missed that programme because after Sunday lunch we used to get ready to go to Grandma's. I loved going. The table was always laden with lots of yummy things she had baked. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always loved The Carousel Waltz and used to listen to Movie Go Round too. Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale used to have a section each week on a current new film.

I STILL haven't listened to last Monday's programme.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
I have always loved The Carousel Waltz.


Me too Eileen! I think it probably came from hearing it on Movie Go Round I must only have been 8 or 9 at the time.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just caught up with part 2 of the Story of the Light. A lot I didn't recall but a lot that I did, great memories.

I know it was supposed to be about 50 years of Radio 1 but I was absolutely astonished on the news item showing several people who had never used a radio set....... Shocked Did anyone else see it?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:

I know it was supposed to be about 50 years of Radio 1 but I was absolutely astonished on the news item showing several people who had never used a radio set....... Shocked Did anyone else see it?

H

Yes, I saw that, they were all youngsters who are probably more used to listening via their phone or whatever other high tech gizmo they might have!
Meanwhile, I have enjoyed some of the shows of people I used to hear on Radio 1 vintage. A 'pop-up' station like the country one that was on around March: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p059cwkn
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reminder LEE. I'm listening to a certain Mr Johnnie Walker Smile

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