Category Archives: Rants about Radio

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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The Power Hour

A venerable BBC Radio show called Woman’s Hour decided to mark the release of its “Power List” by pointing a video camera at fifteen of its “Powerlisters” – including Tracey Emin (CBE!) – and asking them to share their experiences, … Continue reading

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Just 300 Minutes

To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Radio 4’s Just a Minute, ten special episodes were recorded for TV and broadcast on BBC2, over the past fortnight. For those who don’t know, this long-running comedy panel game is chaired by Nicholas … Continue reading

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Barked

I was a big fan of the late-night sketch show Barking when it first aired on Ch4 back in 1998, so I was very happy to see it finally appear on DVD last month… but I feel sorry for any newcomers who get conned … Continue reading

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The Hottest Act North of the Northern Line

In recent weeks, the interest in seeing an unnamed actress topless has tailed off, and a new contender has emerged for Most Popular Search Term Leading to This Site… so step forward Melanie “Mel” Hudson and take a bow! It’s … Continue reading

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Mel Hudson, Aha!

As I said yesterday, two of my favourite moments from Knowing Me, Knowing You were the “riot grrrl” punk band and the Paris episode… but I didn’t realise until I checked the credits that the gorgeous grungy guitarist who mocks … Continue reading

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