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Barry Humphries: Barry's Forgotten Musical Masterpieces

 
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:04 pm    Post subject: Barry Humphries: Barry's Forgotten Musical Masterpieces Reply with quote

I am looking forward to this short series in which he plays records he heard and loved as a child growing up in Oz. Fred Astaire, George Formby, Flanagan & Allen, novelty songs all sounds delightful and just my cuppa tea Smile

It begins on Wednesday 13th Jan at 10pm.

PS: He is the only entertainer who has reduced me to tears of laughter in the theatre - the other is Ken Dodd Very Happy
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has a wicked sense of humour,Eileen, that has had me laughing out loud over the years. I'll be giving his programme a listen. Very Happy

There was An Audience With Ken Dodd on the TV over the Christmas period which I recorded but haven't yet watched.
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bumping this up as it's on tomorrow night.
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is Gillian Reynolds's review:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/radio/what-to-listen-to/gillian-reynolds-barry-humphries-glorious-trip-down-memory-lane/
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great review from Gillian,Eileen

Am enjoying Barry's nostalgic look back on his radio days. He's a natural and knows his stuff.
He mentioned in his second programme that nobody whistles anymore....reminded me of my Dad who whistled all day long. Very Happy

A gentle,enjoyable hour's listening.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barry is back tonight with the first of three more programmes in this series.
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Becky I have been listening and revelling in his choices Smile
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loved this first programme,Eileen...(I was mistaken ,there are 4 not 3)

Picturing Dame Edna tapping her Jimmy Choo shoes to her disco version of Waltzing Matilda made me chuckle.Laughing

Like Bill Kenwright I enjoy what Barry has to say as much as I enjoy the music

My favourite of the night..Brother (Buddy) Can You Spare A Dime..love that one..
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eric mc



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One I wasn't aware of. Will certainly be looking it up on the iPlayer as it is right down my street. Another one I might time shift to Sunday as it seems to be very much in line with used to be their regular Sunday output.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you enjoy it,eric mc.

I'm going to listen to the second in the series when I do some ironing later.
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oldraver



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got one left to listen to. It's been a little gem of a series. With this, as my personal fave...

Bud 'n Ches...Hey Neighbour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTp1pDtUm_0
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eric mc



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listened to a few now and they've all been excellent.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You wouldn't hear Anthony Perkins (he of Psycho fame) singing away on many radio shows.. Very Happy

Hurry back Barry,with your stories and songs.
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