Hooray! Back on the air!
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Hooray! Back on the air!


And Artistry Jumps! (Not actually Stan Kenton, but a good rendition of Stan the Man’s chart.) Since Ofcom rules bar community radio broadcasters from being involved in political action (shame!) I had to come off the air during the General Election. Now, whatever you might think of the electoral result, I hope you’ll welcome me … Continue reading

No Cropredy Simple Gifts shows
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No Cropredy Simple Gifts shows


Because of illness, Karl Dallas won’t be going to Cropredy after all so the planned Simple Gifts daily folk shows have had to be cancelled. During September the BCB Movietime, Classical Hour – Modern Masterpieces, and Swing Easy radio shows will not be broadcast, and KD will not present the Round Table talk show. Hopefully, there’ll be a … Continue reading

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HangUPs on Air – hail and farewell


Well all right. You win. OK. I’m beginning to hate you – Hangouts on Air. In fact, I’m beginning to call you HangUPs on Air. Yes yes, I know I posted the pro’s and con’s of HOA, attempting to prove conclusively that they were going to be the next big thing. And it was all true. … Continue reading

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Party on, Dudes!


Browse, sign-up, join my Hangout on Air Countdown to Virtual Meeting Point May 6, 2014, 8pm GMT   Please fill out this form to join the party. Party on, dudes! Continue reading

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Movietime test


This experimental HangoutOnAir edition is instead of my regular BCB Movietime programme, which is on hold until after the May 22 local elections. It’s very experimental, so please bear with me as I get the bugs out. Hopefully, regular Hangouts will commence on  May 6. The programme focuses on a follow-up to the Bradford International … Continue reading

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Off-air until May 23


During the run-up the local elections on May 23, my BCB programmes will not be airing. But I hope to schedule Internet alternatives for: Movietime (scheduled April 17, May 15) Classical Hour (scheduled April 21, May 19) Swing Easy (scheduled April 29) Back on air with Swing Easy on May 27. I hope to also … Continue reading

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Movietime: “Gravity” and “Her” split critics’ vote


Tinseltown film critics were split between space odyssey Gravity and futuristic romance Her, lending no more certainty to an awards season that has so far been full of contenders. The two films shared best picture in the awards announced by the The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, but Gravity was the top award winner. The … Continue reading

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One word for Clio Barnard’s “The Selfish Giant”:


Brilliant!   Related articles The Selfish Giant: five stars (theguardian.com) Clio Barnard’s ‘brilliant’ fable The Selfish Giant – reviews (theweek.co.uk) Is ‘The Selfish Giant’ A ‘Kes’ For The 21st Century? [Trailer] (contactmusic.com) The Selfish Giant (15) | Close-Up Film Review (close-upfilm.com) Fairy tale film-maker: Clio Barnard interview (standard.co.uk) Clio Barnard: why I’m drawn to outsiders … Continue reading