Category Archives: Rants about Radio

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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Yet More Good Morgan…

The fine folk at Radio 4Extra gave us another opportunity to enjoy Diane Morgan’s uniquely haphazard interview technique last week, when they broadcast a series of short chats she conducted with her frequent co-star/boss-man, Charlie Brooker! From in utero strangulation … Continue reading

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More Good Morgan…

Last week’s instalment of Two Episodes of Mash was pre-empted by the election coverage (boo!), so this week 4Extra compensated listeners by broadcasting three short chats between Diane Morgan and Ian Hislop, in the wake of their appearance together on … Continue reading

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Wireless Laughs

A new comment on an old post about Mel Hudson reminded me that a lot of great radio comedies are being repeated throughout the year, and posted for “off-air” listening via the BBC iPlayer. Besides revisiting The Hudson and Pepperdine Show, I’ve … Continue reading

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