In the Dark: a Nesta Pain special

28 July 2017 // Radio

The latest tie-up between In The Dark and the British Library celebrated the work of little-known radio producer Nesta Pain. Cheryl Tipp reports back: Image courtesy of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Every now and then, the good people of In the Dark join forces with the British Library’s sound archive to deliver a curated evening […]

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BBC Radio 4 on International Dawn Chorus Day

6 May 2017 // Birds //Radio

Songbirds Special Stamps issued by Royal Mail to coincide with IDCD 2017 Tim Dee reveals how Radio 4 will be marking this year’s International Dawn Chorus Day: For six-and-a-half hours tonight – from 0030 until 0700 on the 7th May – BBC Radio 4 is priming its transmitters and turning over its schedule to eavesdrop […]

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I Know an Island – RM Lockley

14 April 2017 // Radio

Illustration by Lockley. LISTEN NOW Hi Jeff, Hope this finds you well. I thought this forthcoming Radio 3 prog re R.M.Lockley might be of interest to your readers…Amy Liptrot’s one of the interviewees so an extra Caught by the River connection there. There’s also a programme about George Ewart Evans coming up on Radio Wales […]

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Radio Cymru: H Hawkline on Diwydiant Sŵn

11 January 2017 // Music //Radio

In this episode of Radio Cymru’s Diwydiant Sŵn, Heavenly Recordings artist – and friend of Caught by the River – H Hawkline (otherwise known as Huw Evans) takes an abstract abseil down the faces of some of Wales’ most prominent industries: wool, coal, slate and renewable energy. Focusing on the sounds of these industries and […]

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The Shipping Forecast

12 October 2016 // Books //Radio

An extract from the introduction to The Shipping Forecast by Nic Compton (BBC Books, 216 pages, hardback. Out now and available here in the Caught by the River shop, priced £9.99.) Camariñas, Spain, July 2000. I am stormbound in northern Spain on an old wooden sloop I bought in southern Portugal and am sailing back […]

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