Stuff you’d only get on Radio Four part 2364 – a drama about S4C! Of course it’s the thirtieth anniversary of both that and its English language brother this week but while the current Channel Four, never knowingly interesting, isn’t doing anything about it, it looks like S4C are churning out the clips most nights and showing programmes voted for by viewers – and brilliantly, the schedules all have “subsequent programmes are subject to change” disclaimers, so clearly they don’t know what they’re going to be showing and how long it’ll be. The only English celebrations of this penblwydd hapus are here, which tells the true story of how Gwynfor Evans went on a hunger strike until the Government promised there’d be a Welsh TV channel.
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We know he’s bloody useless at it, but actually quite a lot of the shows from 1982 we’re looking forward to seeing are presented by Simon Bates. It’s not for him, obviously, but he just happened to be hosting episodes featuring cracking line-ups or hugely memorable performances. His first edition of the year isn’t perhaps one of them, especially as a number of performances you’ll already have seen on the clip show, though that does emphasise there are lots of famous songs about.
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Points of View
- In 'Bonny', David Smith says: "Looks like this was the post-modern, self-referential episode in question: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/986dcad6012f4a1cbde12d3 e64d3de95"
- In 'Bonny', David Smith says: "I have a vague memory of an episode with a big chase through Television Centre (or Queen Margaret Drive mocked up to look like it?) where they ran through..."
- In 'Your Local Station – Across The Nation!', Glenn Aylett says: "BBC Radio Newcastle in the eighties was everything Metro wasn’t: pop records would be grudgingly played..."
- In 'PICK OF THE DAY', Richard16378 says: "It’s been almost a month now!"
- In 'Raising of the Mary Rose, The', Applemask says: "I daresay I still would have preferred it to actual school work."