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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:29 am 
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I should be in London between 10th and 15th March if anyone wants to grab a quick pint.

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Frankly I had enjoyed the war...and why do people want peace if the war is so much fun?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:29 am 
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Might be able to make the trip down.... London village?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:40 am 
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Or Londonshire, or whatever it calls itself these days. ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:46 am 
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London Village was from Mark & Lard, don't know if you ever listened to them :)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:25 am 
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Radio 1 DJs, Old Boy? Oh dear no. I'm a Radio 2 man, don'cha'know. :D

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:58 am 
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Should be able to make it (I'm only half an hour from Euston nowadays), life is a bit hectic so might need to decide closer to the time.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:15 am 
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Bernard Woolley wrote:
Radio 1 DJs, Old Boy? Oh dear no. I'm a Radio 2 man, don'cha'know. :D


ImR4 nowadays but this was early noughties...

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I always liked the Home Service . . .. .

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Francis Urquhart wrote:
I always liked the Home Service . . .. .


It's contained within Radio 4 nowadays.

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Craiglxviii wrote:
It's contained within Radio 4 nowadays.

I remember when the BBC changed from the Home service/Light program divide to the Radio 1/2/3/4 system. It was not well-received then. A good way of getting a laugh was to refer to Radio 3's listener.

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Francis Urquhart wrote:
Craiglxviii wrote:
It's contained within Radio 4 nowadays.

I remember when the BBC changed from the Home service/Light program divide to the Radio 1/2/3/4 system. It was not well-received then. A good way of getting a laugh was to refer to Radio 3's listener.


Yes, he still exists ;)

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Ah the glory days of Radio 3, a daily dose of Harrison Birtwhistle .


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Radio 3 likes to play the entirety of some esoteric composer's piece. Classic FM by contrast plays the more popular classical music. Guess which gets more listeners? AFAIK Radio 3 does play some Jazz, although that makes me think of this. ;)

Radio 2 is, I believe, one of the most listened to stations in the world (I hear Jeremy Clarkson's voice when I read that back). :lol:

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Bernard Woolley wrote:
Radio 3 likes to play the entirety of some esoteric composer's piece. Classic FM by contrast plays the more popular classical music. Guess which gets more listeners? AFAIK Radio 3 does play some Jazz, although that makes me think of this. ;)

Radio 2 is, I believe, one of the most listened to stations........ in the world (I hear Jeremy Clarkson's voice when I read that back). :lol:



FTFY :D

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:lol:

I'm currently using the radio iPlayer to liseten to Sounds of the 80s at the moment. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:30 pm 
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UK Classic FM has a very predictable playlist and far too many ads and cross promotions for my taste, but it is the least worst option when I'm over there. Australian Classic FM is publicly funded and hence has no ads (HAHAHA liars) better disguised ads and even more cross promotions. Its playlist is about half way between R3 and UK Classic FM, ie we regularly tune in elsewhere rather than being educated by some pimply faces choice of classical music, but it is the default option.


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