Category Archives: Rants about Radio

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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