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Radio 4: The Programmes

Breakaway

"Thank you Bernard, now you can have a shave"“LET’S do the Breakaway, come on and shakeaway, it’s got the snappiest syncopaaaa-tion!”. Oh yes. That dreaded peal of croaking charleston brass could mean only one thing – your parents had snatched away the radio and spoiled your Saturday morning Radio 1 fun by switching over to hear what that nice Mr Falk had to say about this year’s least hip holiday destinations. Familiar yet utterly unloved, though the first twenty seconds were still worth a quick listen just in case they’d hired one of those mental, um, holiday standin hosts, like Bill Oddie, that always prompted a million irate and unamused letters to FEEDBACK.

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