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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I agree Robert Preston's is the best version. The overture is also the one that Torvill and Dean used, I'm 99% sure, as they can alter the speed etc on the recording for a skating routine. Strangely my boss at that time was called Bob Preston!

Will try and listen to Desert Island Discs.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Robert Preston was that business correspondent who's often on the news. Is he branching out into new areas?!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing That's Robert PESTON you're thinking of LEE!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
I thought Robert Preston was that business correspondent who's often on the news. Is he branching out into new areas?!

Times are hard,LEE...he's had to diversify.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lerner and Loewe in a live show from the Mermaid Theatre tonight. Listening as I'm doing some emails and it's good. Mainly My Fair Lady and Camelot so far.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm enjoying it too, Helen. One of the male singers has a lovely voice but I'm not sure which one. He sang On The Street Where You Live near the start.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last night's programme was sheer delight celebrating the 70th anniversary of the start of the Light Programme. The first number the orchestra launched into was the sig tune for Housewives Choice which I absolutely love and which set the tone for the whole programme.

It is definitely worth iPlaying.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just checked the playlist Eileen and it does sound good, a few were on the John Wilson Classic FM concert.

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very much enjoying the repeat of the Light Programme edition.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friday's 500 Words special was an absolute cracker. A really fabulous selection of music, so much fun and uplifting.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very enjoyable FNIMN last night featuring a spellbinding performance of Vaughan William's The Lark Ascending and some nice strumming from Hungry's Katona Twins.Smile

One to Listen Again to.

Ten Pieces Secondary

Friday Night Is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents another Ten Pieces of classical music aimed at children at secondary school level with the aim to inspire and get creative.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06f55ls
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listening now to a programme devoted to music loved by David Jacobs (I still miss him). It is being presented by his daughter Emma. Lovely so far with music from La Cage Aux Folles, High Society, The Music Man etc.

Waiting for the inevitable but always wonderful Mack & Mabel.
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been listening to bits of it Eileen and will listen back in full another time and have enjoyed it. I meant to post when I saw it advertised but forgot.

It would have been David's 90th birthday and it will be Desmond Carrington's 90th on Monday!

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recorded one of Desmond's programmes a few years ago which itself was a repeat of one which he and David had presented jointly for their (I think) 65th birthdays.

Ah, here comes Mack & Mabel! I saw Michael Ball as Mack at Chichester last year. It was a fantastic performance.
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds familiar to me Eileen, I must have heard the repeat of it.

Looking forward to hearing it properly!

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eileen I listened to the whole concert yesterday afternoon while sewing and really enjoyed it. David's daughter Emma was very good too.

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing which brought me up short was the mention of perhaps some of the audience remembering David playing Jet Morgan in Journey Into Space.

He did for a one-off more recent radio play but the main point about David and JIS was that in the original productions he played all the characters, numbering over 20, who were not the main four crew members. I don't think that was mentioned.

His daughter must have known that surely as it is such a well-known fact.
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
The only thing which brought me up short was the mention of perhaps some of the audience remembering David playing Jet Morgan in Journey Into Space.

He did for a one-off more recent radio play but the main point about David and JIS was that in the original productions he played all the characters, numbering over 20, who were not the main four crew members. I don't think that was mentioned.

His daughter must have known that surely as it is such a well-known fact.


I didn't know about JIS but have heard about it, but as you say his daughter should have known.

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I listened to the original broadcasts as a child and queued up at a Radio Show in London to get David's autograph. Still got it Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice concert tonight so far to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very much enjoying tonight's programme presented by Joe Stilgoe with songs by him, Louise Marshall and the BBC Big Band. All the music relates to three guys by the name of Louis, i.e. Armstrong, Prima and Jordan.

A great swinging session from the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard a bit of it Eileen and really enjoyed it!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a very good edition on Friday 11 August. It was a Gershwin programme throughout and for a change all the four singers were superb.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last night's was just great! It was all Harry Warren's music and the orchestra and singers did full justice to it. I rather wish I had taped it.
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Thanks for the reminder of that Eileen. I read or maybe heard a trailer for it earlier in the week.

Regarding the recording are you able to run a lead from your computer to your recorder? If so you could listen again and record the programme.

Are you still using cassettes?

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Helen May wrote:
Thanks for the reminder of that Eileen. I read or maybe heard a trailer for it earlier in the week.

Regarding the recording are you able to run a lead from your computer to your recorder? If so you could listen again and record the programme.

Are you still using cassettes?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing wrong with cassettes Eileen. I've a huge box of them including about 100 from my Dad yet to play. No idea what is on a lot of them but it's sometimes a nice surprise!
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