Can you remember on the radio the shipping forcast....Rockhall Malin Outer Hebiradies ect;
maureece , remember the radio programmes from years ago, life with lyons "ect" like all young people at the time we had life to discover, not sitting in the house , on sundays i used to go frantic to get out of the house , when my father turned on the radio to listen to "sing something simple" the trouble was no picture houses open, no clubs just a dead world , we used to go to the baptist church in edward road birmingham where you could get a cup of tea and a biscuit, but i do remember sitting still to listen to a live commentary , live from vietnam about the battle for "bien den phu " dont know whether i have spelt it correctly also staying up all night to listen to the commentary of "randlph turpin " beating sugar ray robinson for the world middleweight championship, also "alaster cooks "letter to america , nowadays i do listen to the radio, but there is a marked absence of good journalists, in the w midlands , in my opinion "ed doolan comes out on top, especially his programme ,"the other side of "i was listening the other week to him interviewing richard todd a repeat but still worth listening to ;you can listen to archive material on bbc 7 happy listening, rwmCan you remember on the radio the shipping forcast....Rockhall Malin Outer Hebiradies ect;
It's still on John, though it precedes the night-time forecast, rather than follows it. There might well be riots in the streets if it was ever taken off. Controversy still rages around the decision in 2006 to stop playing the 'Radio 4 UK' theme at the start of the day's transmission, the first item that followed it was the morning shipping forecast. In fact, that subject is still mentioned on 'Feedback' on R4. At the time, the decision caused outrage, with questions asked in parliament (honestly).I loved ''Sailing-by'' which followed the shipping forecast & possibly still does?
Bill, that Sunday lunchtime comedy slot, which followed Family Favourites, was one of the highlights of my week. There were so many great programmes that came and went - don't get me started! For me, Round The Horne was the daddy of them all; I can listen to them now (they are often repeated on Radio 7) and have tears running down my face from laughing - bona!Not having a boat and being well land bound I rarley listened to the weather forcasts. But i did listen to Saturday Club, with Brian Matthew, who still broadcasts now and compulsory listening was Sunday Lunch times, "Round the Horne" with Kenneth Horne ect.