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The Songs My Son Loved

 
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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:13 pm    Post subject: The Songs My Son Loved Reply with quote

Did anyone catch this today at 1:30pm? It featured the mother of a soldier killed in Afghanistan talking about her son and playing some of his favourite songs. Very moving. Four more mothers will be on as the week progresses.

Ian.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I didn't hear it.

I decided I didn't want to listen, today at least, unsure if they are perhaps over doing it? Not for a moment do I think we shouldn't all be so thankful to those who gave their lives in the wars. I'd have said why not do a whole show on Friday rather than spin it out over the week.

It seems we can't do anything for one day only.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've inadvertently caught at least part of this each day this week. I found it very sad, very moving.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is maintaining its initial promise as the week progresses.

Ian.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The programmes have been very well put together.

Wisely JV left the bulk of the talking to the Mothers themselves. I liked his comment at the end of today's show "now I know what the next of kin have been infomed really means."

Radio 2 comes in for much criticism but I thought this was an excellent piece of Radio. It was a tough listen but none the worse for that.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the end I managed to catch most of each day's broadcast. My admiration for those mothers who managed to articulate their stories knows no bounds.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with all the above. It should be compulsory listening for politicians.

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