Category Archives: Rants about Radio

Quite Active, Actually!

Hot-on-the-heels of the (excellent) second series of their spoof Radio 4 podcast The East Coast Listening Post, Celeste Dring and Freya Parker (aka “Lazy Susan”) are back on our screens with a new collection of sketches, via the BBC iPlayer’s … Continue reading

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Velvety Chicken?

After developing a serious crush on Natasia Demetriou in What We Do in the Shadows (TV), I “discovered” that for many years now she’s also been the comedy-partner of The Windsors‘s Ellie White! To be fair, I’m sure I watched … Continue reading

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“Regards!”

A couple months back, the BBC decided to throw up a registration-moat around its iPlayer, to make it impossible for casual viewers/listeners to catch-up on shows they’d missed without typing in a username and password every damn time… which is … Continue reading

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Gemeleon

A while back I wrote about the dissonance and disbelief that resulted from seeing Gemma Whelan playing vastly different characters in concurrent episodes of Game of Thrones and Upstart Crow… and I felt a similar effect this week, when I … Continue reading

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Good Morgans (Plural)

Back on a radio comedy kick, this week saw (heard?) the return of It’s Not What You Know… which is basically a celebrity version of Mr & Mrs, except with relatives and friends attempting to prove how well they know … Continue reading

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Plausible Lies

[Contains a ream of onion-skin paper and SPOILERS!!!] This week’s episode of Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth (#15.4) was a rather remarkable one… aside from the fact that all four competing panellists were female, one of said ladies also happened … Continue reading

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Historical Laughter

I’ve been keeping an eye on the BBC’s online offerings of old radio comedy, and when I saw an image of Eleanor Bron appear on the iPlayer page, I immediately clicked on the associated show… which turned out to be … Continue reading

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