Alex Nellson brings his wonderful band Trembling Bells in to entertain, this evening. The band’s seventh studio album Dungeness is out March 2018.
The album is named after a headland on the south coast of England, which Alex visited for the first time in 2015 along with other band members – bassist Simon Shaw, guitarists Alasdair C Mitchell and Mike Hastings, and vocalist/ organist Lavinia Blackwall.
Marc’s been playing Christ’s Entry Into Govarn and I’m Coming on the show and loving them
Source: BBC Radio 6 Music – Marc Riley, Trembling Bells in session
From BBC Radio 1 John Peel Sessions. Studio: Maida Vale 4. Nic Jones, acoustic guitar, vocals
1. Billy Don’t You Weep For Me
2. My Father Knew The Plough
3. Ten Thousand Miles
4. Annachie Gordon
By all accounts, Archive On 4 – broadcast at the same time on a Saturday night as Britain’s Got Talent – is a classy programme which takes bits of old audio on a particular theme and builds an interesting and intelligent discussion around them.
Why, then, BBC news media editor Amol Rajan chose to announce this week’s edition in the breathless manner of David Walliams reviewing a semi-clad sword swallower, is a question the corporation will likely be asking itself for some time. “On Saturday, for the first time ever, Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech will be read in full on UK radio,” Rajan gushed in a tweet which – whatever his intentions – promoted this piece of populism as a pleasure to be savoured as opposed to an incitement to racial hatred to be summarily dismissed [ . . . ]
Like Powell, Farage et al have presented immigrants as a drain on resources, pushing hard-working indigenous Brits out of jobs, schools and the health services as opposed to a net value to the country’s economy. They have conjured up an image of Armageddon so vivid that just before the EU referendum in places like rural Cumbria – where space is plentiful and immigration limited – residents would talk in horror about an anticipated flood of new people from countries like Romania and Bulgaria.
Full Story: Dani Garavelli: Powell speech renews lifeblood of racist UK – The Scotsman
Philomena Cunk is back on television, effing the ineffable as she ponders the great questions. Questions such as “What is clocks?”, “Who was Churchill?” and “Why did Elizabeth I happen?”Diane Morgan’s comic alter ego doesn’t just skewer dimwitted documentary presenters and TV talking heads – she also occasionally stumbles upon universal truths.The character was first introduced alongside “Barry S–tpeas” (Al Campbell) on Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, with on-screen captions listing her shifting occupations: “crowd member”, “showbiz liker,” “instant theorist” and even “flesh emoji” [ . . . ]
More at: THE TELEGRAPH ‘Why did Elizabeth I happen?’: Philomena Cunk’s 10 funniest moments