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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite. The opening of the Songs of Praise theme tune has a similar effect on me today--even if I'm off on Monday!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I remember that feeling well. I still get the same feeling now when Johnnie Walker hands over to Alan Tichmarsh. And when I hear David Jacobs, I know another five minute weekend has passed by!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:39 am    Post subject: Jimmy Young Reply with quote

I can remember hearing Jimmy Young's show at my auntie's - was he the inspiration for the Bonzos character Craig Torso? The recipe sequence in the 'Craig Torso Christmas Show' sequence (on the 'Tadpoles' remaster) sounds reminescent of Jimmy Young.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember Ray Moore early in the mornings and of course Terry,but then lost interest as i discovered R1.
Came back when steve wright started on a weekday afternoon(though i soon lost interest in him)Johnnie walker was excellent with sally drivetime and then found Alex lester.As i'm writing i can also think of john dunne.
I am 39 so i suppose i fit into the age bracket R2 are looking for
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Triumph Herald wrote:
Was there ever a more effective reminder of the death of your weekend - and the imminent arrival of another week of school - than the opening notes of the Sing Something Simple tune?


Wow - my thoughts exactly! I absolutely hated those opening bars, and to hear them today puts a similar cold chill up my spine! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Wow - my thoughts exactly! I absolutely hated those opening bars,
Dum-de-dum De-dum-de .....CLICK! Shocked
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AgProv



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:32 am    Post subject: Early Memories Reply with quote

Last Sunday, the excellent Paul O'Grady was doing a running thing on Northern accents and slang terms. This got me thinking about a very old Radio Two series that ran in the middle-late 1970's, called Lanky Spoken Here, that ran in what was then the weekend comedy slot.. this interspersed folk music with a sort of "Linguaphone" listen- and- repeat course and while the music could be cloying-sentimental, the comedy was spot on. As I recall, Mike Harding was in there somewhere (well, he had to be) and along with other Northern comics, he voiced the Lanky, while Radio Two dignitaries such as Sheila Trace and Robert Dougall translated them into straight standard BBC English.

A record was made of the show - I still have it somewhere - and I wrote to Paul O'Grady suggesting it was worth digging this out of the archives and playing bits of.

Now will he use it...

will my email even reach him, as I wonder if being banned from BBC boards means my emails to shows are also filtered out and consigned to the Spam bin (they've been so petty in other ways, this would not at all surprise me).


But my earleist memories of Two aren't so much the music (being a teenager in 1970's Britain meant the music content was impossibly "old" for me, although unlike Scott Nelson I accepted that this was right and proper). It was the comedy shows - like the occassionally funny "Castle's on the Air", for instance, where Roy Castle and a team of professional Northerners like Eli Woods got together... or "The News Huddlines", which staggered on till fairly recently until culled by Ms Douglas...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe you are right about emails being banned. Maybe you could create a webmail one? (Someone on here will know if that will get round the anomally).

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I believe you are right about emails being banned. Maybe you could create a webmail one? (Someone on here will know if that will get round the anomally).


Not unless you use a completely different IP address all of the time. As soon as they link one IP address (as used to post) with another, then they'll block both.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just remembered I have received the usual sort of automated replies from BBC presenters who I have emailed since going into account restriction. Would these be "window-dressing", do you think, to disguise the possibility my name shows up as blacklisted and the email does not in the event reach the production team? The system chugs out an auto-reply, but the message sent is still canned and Spammed?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure on that one.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:56 pm    Post subject: The very first fantasy R2 weekend schedule - dates from 1967 Reply with quote

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the opening notes of the Sing Something Simple tune?



Or, as Cleese, Brooke-Taylor, Kendal, Oddie, Hatch and Garden revised it on the sixties comedy show ISIRTA (in possibly the very first attempt at a fantasy Radio Two schedule designed to axe dinosaurs and sweep away clutter)

"Let's move on from there and Sing Something Slightly More Complicated"

(They built a whole show around the iddea of bringing the Light Programme up to date and more in line with the trendy white-hot technological Britain of the 1960's, as I recall... Scott Nelson eat your heart out...)

Other proposed shows included Friday Night is Cost Analysis Night (an attempt to entertain the oft-forgotten but socio-economically well positioned Chartered Accountants) and Drop Gear with John Peel (pop music for nudists)

I think this was released by BBC Records - might still have a copy on good ol black vinyl somewhere.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:07 am    Post subject: My earliest memories... Reply with quote

The Radio 4 version of Dead Ringers (much repeated on BBC-7) revived the Sing Something Simple singers in an ongoing sketch spoofing Crimewatch, in which the singers sang modern-day songs like Anarchy In The UK in the same mournful style!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Helen May wrote:
I believe you are right about emails being banned. Maybe you could create a webmail one? (Someone on here will know if that will get round the anomally).


Not unless you use a completely different IP address all of the time. As soon as they link one IP address (as used to post) with another, then they'll block both.


I would be greatly worried if the BBC blocked people by IP address. It's a very blunt tool. Many people share one IP address (often from corporate networks, but some ISPs have been known to use just one IP address for entire cable network areas) and most domestic customers have dynamic IP addresses allocated by their ISPs. With a court order you can often find out who had the IP address at a particular time because an ISP's DHCP server should keep logs, but as a long term tool it's hopeless.

Rob
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob

Colin will correct me but I think that is what they have done to him and also AgProv.

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