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by Michael Hoskin
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Radio 10" schedule 1978
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: "Radio 10" schedule 1978

I remember turning on Radio 4 at about 7pm, expecting to hear The Archers , and was surprised to hear Kid Jensen instead. I don't think Jan Leeming was a Radio 2 regular at the time, unless she was a newsreader. She started presenting You and the Night and the Music now and again from April 1979, an...
by Michael Hoskin
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 20 years since the "Boyle reforms" to Radio 4
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: 20 years since the "Boyle reforms" to Radio 4

I agree with your analysis, Brock. I could add The Westminster Hour, which I think started in 1998? Initially, the last 15 minutes of this were mini-documentary "Sunday Supplement" (sometimes repeated during the middle of the week), and then, for a while, the revival of What the Papers Say at 10.45p...
by Michael Hoskin
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 20 years since the "Boyle reforms" to Radio 4
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: 20 years since the "Boyle reforms" to Radio 4

You're right about the programmes themselves, but in many ways I think the actual scheduling changes were more significant, eg moving Sunday Worship to 8.05am (later 8.07am and then 8.10am) from 9.30am. And adding The Archers to Sunday at 7.02pm. Was this when the Today programmes began to start at ...
by Michael Hoskin
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Abandoned theme tunes
Replies: 12
Views: 1097

Re: Abandoned theme tunes

I think Radio 4's Feedback had a theme (possibly performed by Instant Sunshine?) when it first started.
by Michael Hoskin
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC 1 Regional Continuity Announcements
Replies: 13
Views: 1614

Re: BBC 1 Regional Continuity Announcements

Most BBC regional announcers were utterly brilliant, speaking AND vision/sound mixing simultaneously Yes, and I can remember the regional (BBC South) globe appearing accompanied by the sound of the buttons being pressed by the announcer (as the sound fader was clearly on in preparation for the anno...
by Michael Hoskin
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Jackanory Celebration Today
Replies: 21
Views: 1509

Re: Jackanory Celebration Today

If we had become hooked on a particular Jackanory story at the beginning of the week, but knew that for some reason my sister or I would miss the Thursday or Friday edition, sometimes we would get a family member to record an episode using the microphone in front of the TV technique. Listening back ...
by Michael Hoskin
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Hugh Scully (1943-2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Hugh Scully (1943-2015)

And of course (as part of Nationwide), he was the first presenter of Watchdog.
by Michael Hoskin
Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 10510

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

I always liked Radio 1's old policy of playing every track, irrespective of how cool or network-friendly it happened to be. That was why renegade indie bands crashing the charts was always exciting - you knew that Simon Bates would have to play them. The only time I ever remember them skipping a so...
by Michael Hoskin
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Mike Smith (1955-2014)
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Mike Smith (1955-2014)

RIP Mike Smith. With regard to omissions from the obituaries I haven't seen any mention made of his link to the early Carphone Warehouse. On the other hand, when Mel Smith died recently the money made from the Talkback was ubiquitous in the obituaries. Don Yes, the only reference of his connection ...