Posted by Andy “Cats Whisker” Bell
Some more delights from the broadcasting world.
Ronnie Barker was best known as one half of the “Two Ronnies“, but he had other comedic personas. In this show from the early 1970s (a teenage favourite of mine) he not only performs, but also writes. “Lines From My Grandfather’s Forehead” is worth giving a go, if only for its title! Another belter from BBC Radio 7.
Still with the BBC, and it’s daily radio soap “The Archers” is closing in on its 60th anniversary. This “every day story of countryfolk” is a classic of its genre. Listen to an episode and it’ll be only a few minutes before you know exactly what’s going on.
Changing gear and heading across the Pond, “Democracy Now” is a self-confessed lefty current affairs show which is worth giving a go whatever your politics. The talk is alway substantial and knowledgable.