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Helen May



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:19 pm    Post subject: Bill Kenwright New Series Reply with quote

Yes a new 4 part series begins tonight at 9 pm.

I would have missed it if I hadn't gone to the schedules to find last Saturday's SOTS so thought I'd better post a heads up!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spotted it in the Radio Times. Bill is always a good listen and that hour went very quickly!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think I've said before,Helen,my series link remembers what I've recorded before so this was automatically recorded but thanks for the reminder it's there,might well have missed it!

Lots to enjoy again with Bill, why can't more radio be like this?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you heard the Christmas edition Becky, it's a good one! I set it on the Sky Box but have just recorded it on to the laptop from iPlayer for posterity!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not caught up with it yet,Helen,so thanks for the reminder. I've three of Bill's programmes to catch up with,including the Christmas one.The other night I watched Call The Midwife from Christmas...seemed a bit odd watching it in January...might be a bit the same with Christmas songs.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There weren't that many on Bill's show Becky so you should be okay.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You were right,Helen...not that many.Smile

I've just finished listening to it ...I did it in bite sizes. Lots to enjoy,as you said.

And I have it on my Virgin box so can keep it as long as I like.

He played Beautiful Dreamer by Roy Orbison....a song composed in the 1860s!

Heard that a lot lately on an advert on the TV.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's on my Sky Box as well Becky. In fact I've started to put Don Black's show on there as well as it's often a bit late to listen and as you say it's there for whenever you want to listen.

I think I've some of Bill's previous Christmas shows still on the Sky box so a lot to listen to!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new series of 6 started on Sunday 2nd June 9pm.

Thank goodness for iPlayer as I missed the first one!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hadn't seen this so thanks,Helen. Smile

Thankfully my Virgin box had noticed it too and had recorded it as one of my favourites.

Loved hearing Unit 4+2's You’Ve Never Been In Love Like This Before in the late (mid if we're splitting hairs) sixties slot.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have missed it too Becky but for the Radio Times which I have on subscription. I was reading the previous week's edition which I'd overlooked. I keep threatening to cancel it but I only started to get it when I regularly couldn't get a copy at my usual supermarket on a Friday morning when I normally do my shopping.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to always buy the Radio Times - latterly on subscription - until it went up to what I thought was an unreasonable price for a listings magazine.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what keeps making me think about stopping it Becky.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what keeps making me think about stopping it Becky.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just catching up with the 1st episode of this series, I know where does the time go to?.........

Anyway Bill sounds on good form and he said that future series will be in this new time slot 9 pm Sundays. Good that he is continuing as I wondered with the new schedules.

His producer seems to have changed back to Julie (?) and the Juke Box slot. Apparently Fiona has had a promotion, Bill wondered if she would be doing Don Black now........We'll see when he comes back!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Just catching up with the 1st episode of this series, I know where does the time go to?.........

Anyway Bill sounds on good form and he said that future series will be in this new time slot 9 pm Sundays. Good that he is continuing as I wondered with the new schedules.

His producer seems to have changed back to Julie (?) and the Juke Box slot. Apparently Fiona has had a promotion, Bill wondered if she would be doing Don Black now........We'll see when he comes back!

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Yes,Helen, his voice is sounding much better these days.

I listened to the latest programme the other day - Jules had me this week with Ruth Brown's This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'. Never heard it before.

Always enjoy hearing Eydie Gormé & Steve Lawrence with I Want To Stay Here - lovely song - lovely harmonies.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too love that song Becky, from 1963. I wasn't aware of it at the time (was only 10) but heard it on POTP a couple of years ago.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always loved it too. I was 11 Schiz but we had the single of it, which I still have somewhere!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you ever find it Helen I'll look after it for safe keeping!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
If you ever find it Helen I'll look after it for safe keeping!

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:00 pm    Post subject: Bill Kenwright New Series shout out - 18th Oct 2020 Reply with quote

There may have been a trailer on R2 this week, if so I missed it, but just to say Bill's new series begins this Sunday at 9pm.

4 episodes only, didn't there always used to be 6? Anyway it's better than none so mustn't grumble!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Bill Kenwright New Series shout out - 18th Oct 2020 Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
There may have been a trailer on R2 this week, if so I missed it, but just to say Bill's new series begins this Sunday at 9pm.

4 episodes only, didn't there always used to be 6? Anyway it's better than none so mustn't grumble!

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Thanks for the reminder Helen, I really need this amongst all the bad news right now.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luckily for me,Helen, my series link kicked in and recorded this but thanks for the reminder.

He played a record I'd never heard before by Marie and Rex. He went on to say that Marie (Knight) recorded Come Tomorrow (Manfred Mann) before they did. Found it on Youtube. She's got a great voice.

Felt a little cheated as Walk Don't Run and Perfidia are on the playlist but are just played in the background,as Bill talks,between songs. Same for a couple of others

Never heard Lyanna (lovely song) by Jimmy Campbell before. Come to think of it have never heard of Jimmy Campbell before.

Dream by Roy Orbison played but not on the playlist.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The listing for this tonight says "Final Show" so maybe another long-running series that's ending?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I new this was the last of this series but it does look ominous from that listing. Radio Times just says 4/4.

Glad I have a lot of recorded ones to keep me going!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill just said this show is different to the one he had planned when he heard last week that this would be his last. What a crying shame, who is Radio 2 actually for, not the listeners that is for sure.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear. I fear another shake-up. Every time they do one it gets worse.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill said when he heard last week this would be the last one he had some thinking to do.

What a way to treat someone who has worked for you for 12 years.

Absolutely disgraceful behaviour from the BBC.

I think Bill was very gracious in his departure as was Don Black the other week.

Neither wanted to go, they were unceremoniously dumped by the BBC.

Really annoyed and saddened about this.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What on earth is the BBC thinking! I have just heard that Clare Teal's Sunday night big band show is finishing after Christmas.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It just doesn't make any sense at all.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listening to Bill's last show just now and feel so sad knowing that there won't be anymore of the music and stories.

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