I’m proud of the BBC, and Mitch Benn

As an expat there are many things you'll not miss, the high fuel prices, the speed cameras, the invasions of privacy of the Blair/Brown years, but then there are some things I think every expat can agree on because there is always something about the BBC that we loved.  I took a DVD of Bagpuss …

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The final hesitation – RIP Sir Clement Freud

Another voice I recall so well from my childhood has passed away, Sir Clement Freud has died. For me he was a slow but firm voice on the BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game "Just A Minute" where he was a regular appearance.  His educated, steady, and confident delivery was like an ice breaker pressing …

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BBC transcript to be used in wake of nuclear attack

The following script was written by the BBC and the government in the early seventies, and was to be used in the event of a nuclear attack. This is the Wartime Broadcasting Service. This country has been attacked with nuclear weapons. Communications have been severely disrupted, and the number of casualties and the extent of …

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