Trembling Bells in session

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



Sounds of a century could help dementia sufferers 

From the roar of Luftwaffe air raids on London to the industrious hush of the British Museum Reading Room, the BBC’s sound effects archive contains a sonic history of the past century.

Access the BBC Sound Archive here

Now 16,000 clips are being released free of charge to the public as part of a project aimed at helping dementia patients to reminisce about the past.

The treasure trove of sounds has been compiled by BBC staff since the 1940s as a resource for radio dramas, documentaries and comedy shows.

Some were specially created by the sound effects department, including a clip of four batter puddings being thrown, which is thought to have appeared in The Goon Show.

Others were recorded during historic, never-to-be-repeated moments. These include a 1940 air raid on [ . . . ]

Continue Reading: Sounds of a century could help dementia sufferers | News | The Times

Powell speech renews lifeblood of racist UK 

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

‘Why did Elizabeth I happen?’: Philomena Cunk’s 10 funniest moments

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