Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

On Friday night, Magoo are celebrating their 25th birthday at the Norwich Art’s Centre, and whilst there’s always more to be said in looking forwards rather than backwards, it seems a more than appropriate point to briefly return to a moment that is now a somewhat indistinct memory. – Back in a time when the […]


Four years ago almost to the day (and there’s a reason for this) I wrote about stumbling upon a piece of radio which was both beautifully ordinary and extraordinary in equal measure. Today the PM radio programme reprised Geoffrey’s earlier journey to Swansea, this time seeing him take a trip by train into Cardiff. And once again it was […]


Having worked my way through a considerable amount of my late dad’s ephemera, this (presumably now no longer restricted) Police Manual of Home Defence is easily the most unsettling item I’ve come across. Printed by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office in 1974 it states that “it is essential that every police officer should be familiar with […]


Happy New Year

31Dec13

Given that I’ve been a boy of moderately good behaviour over the last year, I was lucky enough to become the proud owner of one of Lego’s architectural sets on Christmas Day. As you’ll have hopefully worked out from the picture above the set in question was the Palace of Westminster’s Clock Tower, which of course […]


Pigs In Space

21Jan13

I have to admit I don’t listen to a great deal on BBC Radio 3 however the little I do catch is usually very good indeed. One programme I try and keep up with is the excellent Between the Ears, which styles itself rather vaguely as “innovative and thought-provoking features on a wide variety of […]


Some time ago the BBC announced that they had decided to name a wing of Broadcasting House after John Peel. His erstwhile colleague at Radio 1, Andy Kershaw, responded thus : “This is breathtaking hypocrisy and self-serving bogus sentimentality. It is also, to some extent, guilt-driven. Radio 1 was marginalising John just before his death. […]


A few weeks ago I wrote about my love of radio. Then whilst slowly dragging through the rush hour traffic in Newcastle recently we switched on BBC Radio 4 to hear Mr Geoffrey Harris. Mr Harris had responded to the PM programme’s suggestion that the 29th February could be a day on which to do […]