Caught by the Reaper

31 October 2010 // Music //Remembrance

On My Way To A Better Place. Whilst mourning the passing of Reggie King this week the news of the deaths of two other favourite singers of mine didn’t quite sink in, hence the delay in writing these few words. General Johnson (23rd May, 1943 – 13 October, 2010) was most famous as the singer […]

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The Great White Silence

31 October 2010 // Film/TV

Film & event reviewed by Andy Childs. At the very end of November 1910, nearly 100 years ago, Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his British Antarctic Expedition set sail from New Zealand aboard the Terra Nova heading south to immortality in Antarctica. Whilst making it quite clear that “the main object of this expedition is […]

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Birds Britannia

30 October 2010 // Birds //Film/TV

pic from the BBC website. This week sees the start of Stephen Moss’ not to be missed BBC4 series Birds Britannia. Set out over four hour long episodes, it examines our native birds, bird lore and bird stories as well as our peculiarly British and complex relationship with these creatures that permanently surround us. It […]

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Chris Watson Watch

30 October 2010 // Radio

El Tren Fantasma (The Ghost Train) BBC Radio 4 Saturday 30 Oct, 2010 20.02 – 21.00 Sound recordist and Narrator: Chris Watson Producer: Sarah Blunt Press Release: A thrilling acoustic journey across the heart of Mexico from Pacific to Atlantic coast using archive recordings to recreate a rail passenger service which no longer exists. Ride […]

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The Nation’s Favourite River – Your Last Chance to Vote

29 October 2010 // On Water

Hi guys, Don’t forget you’ve got until Sunday to vote in the inaugural Our Rivers awards. All the rivers in England and Wales are in the running for the title of ‘Nation’s favourite river’. But one river will also be labelled with the dubious of honour of being the country’s worst river. It’s all about […]

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