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Posted on Sunday 27 January 2013 at 9:27 am

Rachael's Week in BBC Radio Vol. 1


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Listened to this week's highlights include Cabin Pressure, Stephen Fry reading gay horse porn in a fake French accent, and an amazing look at race and gender in 1940s Chicago while next week I'm looking forward to a host of dramatizations including Les Miserables with Roger Allam, a Terry Pratchett Discworld novel, and the start of an extended George Orwell appreciation.

We'll see if I actually do this every week. I'd like to, but it'd be best if it was more of a conversation rather than me talking to myself. So... new Cabin Pressure friends and gilpin25... I'm looking at you for the moment! Other old friends... you really really should join me down the rabbit hole that is BBC Radio. This stuff is fantastic and unlike TV you can enjoy it while out running or at the gym, while driving, while cooking and cleaning, while building puzzles or playing with Lego (just me there?), etc. My tastes are somewhat eclectic but there are several recurrent themes, most notably comedy, classics dramatizations, genre fiction (meaning things like science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, and thrillers) and fiction with over or major undertones of political and social commentary, modern or historical.

Before I get going, one bit of advice: Radio Downloader is your friend! I really can't stress this enough. Use Radio Downloader! Everything (basically) aired on BBC radio is available free online anywhere in the world for 7 days after broadcast. Radio Downloader is a program you can download to your computer that allows you to subscribe to any BBC Radio show and it will automatically download all episodes of the show to your computer as an MP3 file. I highly encourage people to buy the programs they really love and intend to listen to over-and-over to support the artists that make what we enjoy, but Radio Downloader is a great way to get things off the BBC site to a portable MP3 player and to get things to listen to on your own schedule (even if that is more than 7 days post-broadcast) before they are available for purchase or when money is just too tight to buy now but you plan to buy later. It is just more convenient than the BBC iPlayer on its own for when you want to try something to find out if you like it before buying it.

I use Radio Downloader to download hours of stuff every day and will possibly never listen to a great deal of it. I often listen to things for the first time months after they air. Because of that, I'll do two things in these BBC Radio posts.

(1) Listened - I'll discuss all the shows I listened to this past week. Some of these may be newly aired things but many may have aired months ago or, if they're things I sought out to buy, might not have aired for years. I will include links to the BBC website for everything and to AudioGo for anything available for purchase. AudioGo is the official site for BBC Radio and is almost always cheaper than iTunes, Amazon download, etc. If you don't already have an account there and want to enter my email (brattyjedi at gmail dot com) as the recommender the first time you buy something, I can get points good towards free downloads :) If something isn't available for purchase, you don't have it downloaded, and based on my comments on it you'd really like to listen to it, let me know and I might be able to help.

(2) Downloading - This will be kind of a look ahead to what I've set up to be downloaded in the upcoming week with thoughts on why I selected it.

Intro out of the way, on to the good stuff.

Listened to 20 to 26 January (mostly in order of preference, best to worst):
Warhorses of Letters
OMG y'all! This show is absolutely fantastic! Love letters between Wellington's and Napoleon's horses! Including absolutely hilarious gay horse porn! With Stephen Fry playing Napoleon's horse! Which means Stephen Fry reads some of said gay horse porn and then says "I am pretending to be cross with you so I can invent a sexy sadomasochistic scenario." in a fake French accent! Not quite enough exclamation marks yet: !!!!!!! There. That's better. The show does move beyond gay horse porn to include horse wedding planning and the whole Napoleonic Wars thing and includes plot and character development in addition to humor and is just fantastic all around, but, seriously, if I haven't hooked you with Stephen Fry reading gay horse porn in a fake French accent, there's no hope for you. Series one is older but series two aired for the first time late last year. I downloaded both from the BBC iPlayer but already bought series one from AudioGo and will pay for series two once it is available.

Cabin Pressure Series 4 Episode 3: Vaduz
I don't usually listen to any of the works of fiction (sitcoms, dramatizations, etc.) until an entire series/season is available. Cabin Pressure is the only exception to this at the moment. I have to listen to each new episode as soon as it airs or I go crazy! If you haven't listened to this insane show about the misadventures of the crew and owner of MJN Air, a ramshackle one-plane airlineairdot, your life really is sadder than it needs to be. This week's episode on its own was fantastic. It isn't the best jumping in place for new listeners, but for old fans there is a lot of great stuff here. There are some fantastic one-liners and the writing felt very tight and well-paced. The various plotlines - (phrased so as to avoid major spoilers) Arthur trying to play games with the King of Lichtenstein, Herc's seriousness and Carolyn's reluctance, Martin's moment of self-awareness and subsequent acquisition of a bob-sled team, etc. - are all wonderful! I have a few more thoughts on this that only make sense if you're more familiar with the show, and I already posted them in the cabin_pressure episode discussion post so you can find them here.
It goes without saying that I will buy Cabin Pressure at AudioGo once it is available but I'll likely wait for the entire series rather than getting each episode one at a time.

Man of All Work
This a powerful full-cast dramatization of an important story by Richard Wright. Wright was an African-American author and an activist for racial equality in the first half or so of the twentieth century. The story here is of a black man in 1940s Chicago who dresses as a woman for employment. The importance of race and gender both in shaping the way society treats individuals and the particular heinousness of the place of African American Women in the 1940s are masterfully shown in ways that are sometimes painful to hear. I'd like to buy this one, but it isn't available yet.

Lloyd Peters - A Higher Education
This play was just absolute fun. There's a bit of an adventure / suspense thriller vibe if you want there to be one, but really it is just absurdist melodrama. The world needs more melodrama of this type, I think. I saw most but not all of the ending coming from the start, but that isn't the point here. It's definitely a journey not destination kind of piece. As I am working on my PhD, this story about the difficulties facing a university department really hit home and therefore possibly appealed to me more than it might someone outside academia, but I think there's good stuff here even without that connection.

Ursula K. Le Guin - The Diary of the Rose
I really enjoyed this abridged reading of a science fiction classic. It is a dystopian tale told through a very tight focus on one naive young doctor and her gradual awakening to the realities of her world. Fantastic for anyone even slightly interested in dystopic literature.

Ancient Greek (Afternoon Drama)
If you are really in to political economics, particularly the current debates surrounding austerity measures and cutbacks, especially as they relate to education and increased student fees, give this one a listen. I thought it was fantastic and the ending raises some big questions and honestly surprised me that someone was willing to go quite as far as they do here. If, however, politics doesn't move you, this is going to leave you cold.

The Revenge
This is an experimental radio play from the 1970s. The experiment was to tell an audio-only story with no written dialogue. There are sound effects and human voices in the forms of signs, groans, crowd chatter, inarticulate screams, and the like, but no real words. There is a clear story being told, though it takes a bit more concentration than usual to follow it. I really wanted to like this, and I did like it as an experiment and as something making new demands on me as a listener, but there is a reason it remains an experiment from the 1970s and not the start of a genre we all know and love. Good for a one time experience, but not something to come back to.

Agatha Christie's The Dressmaker's Doll
A modernized dramatization of Christie's tale, adapted by Mike Walker (who has done several other dramatizations and original plays that I've enjoyed). This was a perfectly fine adaptation, just nothing overly special. Great if you are in the mood for a short, creepy thriller. Available at AudioGo but I don't think I'll listen to it again enough to be worth buying it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Rappaccini's Daughter
Dramatization of a kind of dark science fiction romance story. It was a little bit predictable, but overall a nice little story. Good if you're into dark sci fi, but otherwise maybe not worth it.

Best Queue (Afternoon Drama)
Absurd is the only word for this play. People stand in a really big line for a really long time. Years, in fact. It destroys their lives and yet still they stand in the line. I feel like this is trying to raise some very important questions about modern society, but I can't quite articulate what those questions are, let alone come close to answering them. The story itself got a bit dull at times, but it did leave me thinking.

A Little Twist of Dahl (15-Minute Drama)
These five mini-dramatizations based on dark tales by Roald Dahl are a mixed bag. Three, despite being called "twists" are overly predictable and nothing much happens in them. One of those, Taste, is an enjoyably told story due to the beauty of the language ad detailed descriptions used despite the obviousness of the twist while the other two, The Hitchhiker and Edward the Conqueror, just didn't do anything for me. The remaining two stories, The Way Up To Heaven and Neck, were slightly more "twist" stories and I found them far more enjoyable.

2000 Years of Radio (6-episode series)
The conceit of this series is that each c. 15-to-20-minute episode is snippets of what might have been on BBC Radio had it existed at important moments in British history. For example, the first episode takes place during the Roman invasion while the sixth and last is set during the Industrial Revolution. The history angle of this appealed to me enough to compel me to download it despite the fact that it is sketch comedy and I'm just not a big fan of sketch overall. I should have stuck with "I'm just not a big fan of sketch." For people who like both sketch comedy and history, this would probably be fantastic but it didn't do much for me beyond the rare chuckle at an especially amusing bit. I only listened to three of the six episodes before giving up on it as not for me.

Various Episodes of Panel Shows
I'm usually more up to date on these as they are good to only half listen to in the background while piddling around with other things. I didn't have as much piddling time while I was at my parents' over the holiday break, though so I got behind. Then this week I've had a bit more piddling time as I've been doing some clean up and prep work at my place before getting back into my dissertation seriously (which will happen when I get my office back in the library). Since I listened to so many back episodes this week playing catch up, I'll just do a quick highlights tour.

The News Quiz Series 79 Episode 6: This is the only panel show for which I'm up to date. Since it is making fun of the news, I kind of feel I have to keep up with it or else the jokes become too dated. Most of what they talk about is either UK news that has made it on to my radar, though I admittedly take a greater interest in world news than do many Americans, or world news that hopefully even the least aware Americans will have noticed, but sometimes I have no clue what they're going on about and that's fun, too. I always enjoy seeing their take on US news when that crops up, as it did a lot during the fall due to our election, but not much of that here. I absolutely love the host, Sandi Toksvig.
The News Quiz back episodes at Audio Go

The Unbelievable Truth Series 10: Four panelists take turns reciting a lecture they've written about a topic provided for them. The catch is that everything is a lie except four truths there were also provided for the panelist. While one person is reading his or her lecture, the others try to spot the truths among the lies. This one requires a little more attention than most panel show if you want to try to spot the truths yourself. Otherwise, it is just silliness, as it should be. The best episode of the three I've listened to this series was episode 3, though I might be biased since one of the panelists was John Finnemore, writer and one of the stars of Cabin Pressure. Arthur Smith was a guest that week as well and I usually enjoy his appearances on panel shows.

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Series 58: Silly little show that kind of makes fun of the idea of panel shows. It is a bunch of comedians competing in the stupidest word and song games. Word games are one of the joys of my life so I'm all over the stupid puns they get up to. I listened to all of series 58 this week and enjoyed most of the episodes. My favorite gag: while playing a game in which panelists were to come up with fake companies that would go with real slogans, one comedian was given "If you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit." or similar and answered "The Euphemism Society." Let it sink in. Yeah. My mind belongs in the gutter.
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue back episodes at Audio Go

I've Never Seen Star Wars Series 5: The idea here is host Marcus Brigstocke challenges a guest to do some new things. How well each show works or doesn't depends entirely on the guest. If you are looking for back episodes, my favorites have been Barry Cryer and Sandi Toksvig, both from series 2 in 2009. Of the first three episodes of this series, I really enjoyed Dave Gorman. He was very thoughtful about his new experiences (in his case, a "water cooler moment", riding a horse, reading A Tale of Two Cities, and visiting a strip club). The other two weren't quite as good. If you want something to have in the background that is funny and sometimes a little smart, give this one a go.
I've Never Seen Star Wars back episodes at AudioGo


Downloading 27 January to 2 February:
New episode of Cabin Pressure (Wokingham)
Well this is a no brainer. Of course I can't wait for the new Cabin Pressure!

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables
This is a repeat of a 2001 dramatization, obviously chosen by BBC to coincide with the release in the UK of the film musical version. Daily (working week days only) 15 minute episodes started airing this past week and will go for 25 episodes so 5 weeks. I'm skipping them in favor of the 5 Sunday Omnibuses. I'm very much looking forward to this one. I love the novel (well, except for the long and rambling lectures on the Napoleonic War and the like which are presumably excised in this dramatization). Plus, Javert is played by Roger Allam whom I love and adore as Douglas in Cabin Pressure and who, or so wikipedia tells me, originated the role in the London stage musical version in the 1980s.

The Real George Orwell
OK. So technically this started downloading last week as my write-up goes Sunday to Saturday and the first episode aired Saturday (yesterday). Close enough. This is a series of plays adapting George Orwell's writings and looking at the life of Eric Blair, the real man behind the penname. Should be some good stuff in here, though I'm not positive I'll listen to everything. The best place for the complete listing of everything is probably here. I'm especially looking forward to 1984 with Christopher Eccleston as Winston, but that won't be until mid February.

Stephen Dunstone - The Devil's Kiss
An original dark radio drama (from the 1990s, I think) about a medieval village and a deal with the devil? Sounds good to me!

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City
Maupin's comedic stories about life in San Francisco have long been on my To Read list. Since that is just over 2,000 books long last I checked the numbers, odds of me getting to this dramatization are significantly higher than of me ever getting around to actually reading the books. I think I should feel worse than I do about that, but I'll just stick with looking forward to the dramatization

Terry Pratchett - Wyrd Sisters
A dramatization of the DiscWorld novel of the same name. If that doesn't grab you, there isn't much more I can say other than give one of the DiscWorld novels a shot, but don't start at the beginning with Color of Magic!

Alexander Armstrong's Radio Heroes
Something of a departure for me as this is more nonfiction, but it is a look back at some of the classic BBC Radio shows and the heroes of the old serial days.

Brian Aldiss Presents
A selection of science fiction short stories, starting with one by Philip K. Dick. I love science fiction and while I prefer dramatizations to fiction reading, I'll take short story readings more readily than long form. If you like science fiction and long form reading, there is also a reading of Dick's Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep but I'm passing on it.

DH Lawrence - Women in Love
I've read Lawrence's Lady Chatterly's Lover and have Sons and Lovers on my To Read list, but not Women in Love. This dramatization should be a fantastic way to get familiar with another one of his works

Ian Fleming - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Dramatization of the kid's classic. I've seen the film more recently than I've read the book, but I loved them both as a kid. Very much looking forward to this one for a bit of a lark.

The Carlingford Chronicles
A dramatization of the Margaret Oliphant classic stories. I've been wanting to read some of these for a while so this could be a good way to dip in and see if I think they're worth reading or if just the dramatization will do me.

Albert Campion - Traitor's Purse
As mentioned, I don't as much go for long form fiction readings, but this mystery/thriller is being read by Roger Allam and I can't pass that up!

Tanith Lee - Red as Blood
I love alternate takes on fairy and folk tales and mythology so this short fiction reading of a supposedly darker version of Snow White should be a perfect fit for me.

Monday to Friday
Just a random comedy radio play as near as I can tell. Don't know much about it, but sounds like it could be worth a go, especially since the usual running programs (see below) don't have a ton of great stuff up for this next week.

Running Dramas
BBC Radio has several weekly or daily programs that do various original radio plays or dramatizations. The main ones are Afternoon Drama, Saturday Drama, Drama on 3, 15-Minute Drama, and Classic Serial. I get them all knowing I might never listen to many of them. If my hard drives start getting unwieldy (as seems highly possible) I'll probably start deleting back episodes of this I've never gotten around to and don't expect to get to. The ones I'm most looking forward to out of this week's selections are a dramatization of Herman Melville's Billy Budd, Albert Speer's Walk around the World about the Nazi war criminal's time in prison, and Boots on the Ground, which is described as a "dark, contemporary thriller."

Standing Panel Show Subscriptions
Whatever episodes of the following panel shows happen to air in any given week are always on my download list: Act Your Age, Heresy, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, I've Never Seen Star Wars, Just a Minute, The Museum of Curiosity, The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth, Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

Continuing Downloads
Since this is the first time I'm doing this kind of write up, there are many shows where the first few episodes have already aired and been downloaded but will continue this week. For the curious, those are: 1835 (4-episode series), All the World's a Globe (8-episode series; stars Jim Broadbent), Ballylenon (6-episode series), Bruce Bedford - The Gibson (6-episode sci-fi thriller), Cabin Pressure (obviously), Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever (10-episode dramatization), Double Science (6-episode sitcom), Getting Nowhere Fast Series 3 (6-episode sitcom), Jim the Great (running re-airing historical comedy series), Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World Series 2 (6-episode sitcom), Oscar Wilde - The Canterville Ghost (3-episode reading of one of my favorite Wilde stories. I'll enjoy having this but I'm really looking forward to the animated film starring Fry and Laurie!), Party Series 2 (4-episode sitcom), Pick Ups Series 1 (6-episode sitcom), Ray Bradbury - Bradbury 13 (adaptations of Ray Bradbury short stories. I love Bradbury!), The Bob Servant Emails (6-episode sitcom that sounds hilarious), The Embassy Lark (running historical comedy series re-airing from the 1960s), The Penny Dreadfuls Present Series 2 (4-episode comedy series), The Phone (4 interconnected thrillers), and The Stanley Baxter Playhouse Series 5 (various comedy plays).

Anything good y'all listened to recently or looking forward to next week?

Comments:

Kizzia
kizzia at 4:08 pm on 27 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, thank you for this - rushes off to programme the downloader for Les Mis and Wyrd Sisters and the dark Snow White one!
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 5:33 pm on 27 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Hooray! Someone found this useful! Do let me know what you think of things once you've listened to them.
donutsweeper
donutsweeper at 5:05 pm on 27 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, this is quite a list! I listen to a LOT of podcasts (and am terribly behind at the moment) but I've never ventured into radio dramas. Podcasts, in a lot of ways, are nice because most are free and it's easy to access their previous episodes.

I didn't realize some of these were audio programs, like 'I've never seen Star Wars' and 'Whose Line'. I'll have to check them out. I watched 'Whose Line" WAY back when, I wonder how listening compares.

Have you listened to/seen the "Star Wars" one with Stephen Fry? He tries to put together ikea furniture. It's HYSTERICAL. It's on youtube here.

I'm going to try to find the time to listen to 'The News Quiz' this week, I only know Sandi Toksvig via her appearances on QI, but I really like her.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 5:43 pm on 27 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, this is quite a list!
I did warn that I am obsessed with BBC Radio. ;-)

I don't do so much with podcasts. I've tried NPR's Selected Shorts, but since I don't like fiction reading as much as I do dramatizations, actually listening to it always gets bumped down the list. I've used the Sherlock Holmes Adventures Podcast to get a bunch of the old Rathbone & Bruce and Conway & Bruce radio dramas from the 1940s, but that's about it.

I knew they briefly tried doing Never Seen Star Wars on TV, but I've never watched any of the episodes. I'll definitely give the Fry one a go!

I love Sandi Toksvig on QI and that was my first introduction to her as well. She really does a fantastic job hosting News Quiz.
x_los
x_los at 11:18 pm on 27 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
I REALLY LOVED "Stephen Fry reading gay horse porn in a fake French accent". My GF an I listen to a loooot of Big Finish Audio's Doctor Who stuff, which airs on BBC radio sometimes--though the quality's variable, and if you haven't already been exposed to it, I really recommend her reviews as good break-downs of what's hot and what's... ear-burning.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 12:35 am on 28 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
I've started downloading the Doctor Who stuff as it comes up and have several stories now I think but haven't listened to any of it yet. Do you have a link to your GF's reviews so I can figure out where to jump in?
chemina42
chemina42 at 4:44 am on 28 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Cabin Pressure! *flaily arms* My favourite of this series so far is Uskerty.

WHUT Stephen Fry reading gay horse porn in a fake French accent? I must hear this!

I didn't realize that The Canterville Ghost is already a radio play. I only know that Fry and Laurie got the funding they needed. EEEEEE!!!!!

I'm still working on how I can do what you do and download from iPlayer. I'd love to get into BBC Radio more.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 1:52 pm on 28 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
I need to re-listen to all the new CPs before I'll pick a favorite for sure, but I think I'm leaning toward Uskerty as well. I like the kind of episode Timbuktu is the best, but that isn't a particularly well-done example of it. All of them have had fantastic moments though, as should be expected from CP.

WHUT Stephen Fry reading gay horse porn in a fake French accent? I must hear this!
I KNOW, RIGHT!? It truly is fantastic! Season 1 is only US$6 to download at the US AudioGo right now. Or it is on mega sale at the UK AudioGo for only £1.84 (less than US$3). You can buy from both places, but I think you have to create different accounts with different email addresses. I mainly buy from the US one (because it is usually cheaper oddly enough) but have bought things from the UK one before they became available on the US version. Well worth it in either case.

I didn't realize that The Canterville Ghost is already a radio play. I only know that Fry and Laurie got the funding they needed. EEEEEE!!!!!
I think this radio thing is just a reading not a full-cast dramatization. I'm totally with you on the squeeing over the Fry and Laurie film bit! I have been eagerly anticipating it ever since Stephen Fry first tweeted the poster.


Sorry I can't be more help on the Mac front.
aoife
failte_aoife at 4:10 pm on 28 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Warhorses of Letter is epic...though I do wonder who came up with the idea and what other said when he told them 'I want to do an epistolary gay romance about Napoleon's and Wellington's horse' XD

Anyway that post is great. I didn't know about Traitor's Purse being read by Roger Allam (I read some Campion myself and wasn't that overwhelmed but with the right narrator I'll listen to almost everything ^^) and Red as Blood sounds good, too (alternate versions of fairy tales sound...brilliant as Arthur would say XD)
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 7:06 pm on 28 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Hooray for someone else who loves Warhorses of Letter. You're right that there had to be some crazy planning meetings trying to justify this idea, but I'm so glad they got away with it.

I haven't read any Campion but figured I could give anything with Roger Allam a chance.
Unsentimental Fool
unsentimentalf at 6:06 pm on 28 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
What a brilliant post! At least half a dozen things that I;m going to take a look at. I;m really bad at struggling through listings so I miss all sorts of stuff.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 7:04 pm on 28 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I don't really mind going through all the upcoming stuff. It is my relaxing Sunday morning over tea ritual. Glad you found it useful.
Jesta
parasolprincess at 11:38 am on 29 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Saw your post in Cabin Pressure comm. I am a massive radio 4/4 extra addict and tend to walk around with something on the iPod all the time~ (Warhorses of Letters was definitely the surprise of the season for me, had no idea what it was going to be and did not expect it to be so hilarious.) I usually listen to a bunch of the sitcoms (Bleak Expectations I think is also on repeat at the mo, also love Yes Minister when it's on, works very well on the radio), some of the crime and classics... I'm not always good getting into the random one-offs and stuff I haven't heard of, so it's good to have some recommendations!

The twist with this Les Mis dramatization (which I didn't quite catch all of last time so I'm glad it's on again) is that Roger Allam is Valjean not Javert! Versatile actor, that man :D
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 12:39 pm on 29 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
4/4 Extra really are among the greatest things known to man!

I love the one-off things and the sitcoms, both. I spend some time over tea every Sunday morning going through the online listings for the upcoming week and tell Radio Downloader to subscribe me to anything that sounds remotely interesting. I've done series 1 to 3 of Bleak Expectations but had to take a bit of a break before going further. I enjoy it in small doses but too much at once and it feels too one-trick-pony for me. My go-to relisten series other than Cabin Pressure is Old Harry's Game.

You said you do crime a lot. Do you do any of the various detective series and have any reccs as to the best? There seem to be 50,000 recurrent detectives, and I've no idea which ones are really good and which ones are less so. I think right now I have stuff about Stone, Charles Paris, Craven, McLevy, Mr. Finchley, Julie Enfield, Petrella, Rumpole, and probably some others I'm missing. The only one of those I know anything about is Rumpole and I'm looking forward to getting into that one, but I've no idea what I should do about the rest.

Roger Allam is Valjean not Javert!
Seriously? Shows how much attention I pay to the listings! I promise I would have figured it out on my own once I started listening. I'm not that daft.
milady_vilya
milady_vilya at 11:32 am on 31 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Love this! So happy to find someone to chat with about BBC radio!
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 10:42 pm on 31 January 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Hooray! Welcome aboard!


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