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Re: Alerts -- things happening now
« Reply #40: 12.09.07 at 23:46 »
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on 12.09.07 at 23:33, naomi wrote:
Anyone got any idea whether the programme will be broadcast again, and if so when?

Saturday 15th at 13:30
Monday   17th at 01:20
Monday   17th at 22:25
Tuesday  18th at 18:35
 
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Re: Alerts -- things happening now
« Reply #41: 13.09.07 at 06:42 »
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on 12.09.07 at 21:47, Kevin Cryan wrote:
Catch Clive on Telegraph TV the broadcasting arm of The Daily Telegraph (Australia).  
 
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...and on ABC Sydney in conversation with Simon Marnie of 702 Breakfast.*
 
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"The feeling of not getting a laugh is one of the most acute experiences in human life. If you do well everyone takes it for granted, if you do badly they never forget it."
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"I had no idea there were any social barriers so I just walked past them. I think all the writers from that generation coming out of Australia had a big advantage, we could all spell and do grammar...and the British were already forgetting how to do it. So it gave us a big start in Fleet Street."
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 "I'm ready for any question but I'm also ready to give any answer. I've got a sort of John Howard attitude towards the interview."

 
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Re: Alerts -- things happening now
« Reply #42: 15.09.07 at 01:20 »
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Am much indebted to you, Sir Steve, for saving me from my incompetence Undecided  ... and much looking forward to seeing Clive interview Mr Fry on Sky Arts.
 
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« Reply #43: 17.09.07 at 14:49 »
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The James/Fry conversation is spectacular ! Have your thinking-caps at the ready Smiley  
 
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Re: Alerts -- things happening now
« Reply #44: 19.09.07 at 06:34 »
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Watch out for:
 
CLIVE JAMES TALKING IN THE LIBRARY (SERIES 2) - VICTORIA WOOD
 
Clive James meets comedienne Victoria Wood
 
skyARTSHD also in HD on 268  
 
Broadcast times:
 
Wed 19 Sep 2007 7:30PM - 8:00PM
Fri 21 Sep 2007 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Sat 22 Sep 2007 1:30PM - 2:00PM
Mon 24 Sep 2007 10:20PM - 10:50PM
Tue 25 Sep 2007 7:00PM - 7:30PM

 
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Re: Alerts -- things happening now
« Reply #45: 20.09.07 at 21:28 »
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on 12.09.07 at 13:13, Kevin Cryan wrote:
Published in G2 section of today's edition of The Guardian.
 
Watch this
 
Gareth McLean
Wednesday September 12, 2007
The Guardian
Clive James Talking in the Library

7.30pm, SkyArts  
 
How do you edit a conversation with Stephen Fry - ..................
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The Talking in the Library series is beginning to accumulate some very good reviews both here and elsewhere. This is Brad Newsome reviewing the Simon Callow interview for the The Sydney Morning Herald dated Friday the 21st of September.
 
Talking in the Library
Brad Newsome, reviewer
September 21, 2007

 
Clive James talks to British actor Simon Callow in this cosy and civilised conversation series.
 
Channel     Ovation*
 
Date        Friday September 21
 
Time         1:00 PM

 
Why is it that when people are asked to nominate their ultimate dinner-party guests it's always the likes of the Dalai Lama, Che Guevara and Jesus Christ who wind up copping the prawn cocktail? Top of my invite list is Clive James who is without a doubt one of the most erudite, clever, thoughtful and amusing people Australia has ever produced.
 
But while none of the smart money is on James turning up for a feed at Chez Newsome any time soon, I can at least enjoy the pleasure of his company in this cosy and civilised conversation series. Tonight's guest is British actor Simon Callow, and he and James are soon engaged in enjoyable and enlightened conversation about subjects of mutual interest: film, theatre and the state of British philistinism.
 
Turns out that as children both James and Callow learned poems from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. This leads them to agree that the demise of the casual appreciation of poetry in modern society means that many British actors these days don't understand the rhythm of Shakespeare.
 
Worse still, many British filmmakers are guilty of confecting a pantomime Britain with an eye to the US market. As the title of the series suggests, it's quite an intimate production, with cameras placed pretty much behind the head of each of the interlocutors - when James has a stretch, his arm takes out half the screen in front of Callow's face. And no matter who the guest is (next week it's Cate Blanchett, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 1pm), you can rest assured that there will be no talk of footy finals, interest rates or bathroom renovations.

 
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Re: Alerts -- things happening now
« Reply #46: 24.10.07 at 09:56 »
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on 22.11.05 at 21:23, Kevin Cryan wrote:
Saturday the 26 of November (9.00pm) sees BBC Radio 4 broadcast - in its Classic Serial slot -  the first of a four-part adaptation Fredric Raphael's campus novel The Glittering Prizes, adapted by the author himself and produced and directed by  Pete Atkin.
 
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A six part radio adaptation* of the sequel The Glittering Prizes, Fame and Fortune, directed by Pete Atkin begins in the Saturday Play slot Saturday the 27th of October on BBC Radio 4 at 2.30pm.
 
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Re: Alerts -- things happening now
« Reply #47: 24.10.07 at 10:22 »
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Tiny, nit-picky point, Kevin, also picking up on a similar assumption in the normally unimpeachable Night Waves on Radio 3 yesterday evening:  Fame And Fortune is not an adaptation, it's an original radio drama series by Frederic Raphael which picks up on the characters from The Glittering Prizes and follows them through the 1980s.  The novelisation came second, as indeed it did with The Glittering Prizes.  Interesting, though, isn't it? (OK, semi-interesting) how we naturally assume that the novel must have come first, as if it's an inherently superior or more fundamental form?   Never mind.  It's cracking radio, though I says so as shouldn't, with a stupendous cast.   (Nigel Havers said to me during the recording that he thought it was the best dialogue he'd read for twenty five years.)
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Re: Alerts -- things happening now
« Reply #48: 25.10.07 at 10:27 »
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If I'd had the time to read my copy of  The Radio Times before writing, I'd not have made that assumption. It was from this announcement in P(ublishing)N(ews) online that I got the wrong impression about the Fame and Fortune's genesis.
 
J R Books' Jeremy Robson has bought a sequel to Frederic Raphael's celebrated 1970s novel, The Glittering Prizes, a landmark TV series starring Tom Conti. Fame and Fortune, which will be released at the end of the month to coincide with a Radio 4 dramatisation. Robson bought the book from Maggie Phillips of Ed Victor, along with the rights to Prizes which, though it sold 750,000 for Allen Lane/Penguin, has been out of print for some years now.
 
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Re: Alerts -- things happening now
« Reply #49: 25.10.07 at 13:30 »
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Aha!  Beware the publisher's own agenda!
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Re: Alerts --  "Fame & Fortune"
« Reply #50: 11.11.07 at 12:27 »
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Miranda Sawyer writes in The Observer Review today.
 
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The Saturday Play, on Radio 4, has been hijacked for the next few weeks by Frederic Raphael's Fame and Fortune, his sequel to The Glittering Prizes. Opening in 1979, it picks up the story of several friends who met at Cambridge University in the 1950s. (Don't you want to kill them already? Me too.) Actually, though, Fame and Fortune came off better than you might expect. This was due to two factors, neither of them the star-studded, showy-offy cast (shut up, Tom Conti). First, because it's on for so long, the play is given the space to breath; and second, there's a well-judged narration (by Raphael himself). Thus, characters can have ordinary conversations with underlying meaning, and the pace can vary. Of course, the series is as Middle England as you can get without actually having 'I love the Daily Mail' tattooed across your heart, but I don't care. It was just so refreshing to have people talk like people, rather than ciphers or bulletins.

 
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Re: Alerts -- things happening now
« Reply #51: 11.11.07 at 13:36 »
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Apart from the fact that F&F is about as "I love the Daily Mail" as a New Statesman leader, I'm really pleased by MS's conclusion.  IMHO FR writes just about the most enjoyable dialogue - both to listen to and to perform - you'll find anywhere, and I was determined that, talky as it is, this series should NOT sound like a bunch of people reading around a microphone.  Good to know that at least one listener thinks we succeeded.
 
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« Reply #52: 14.01.08 at 15:14 »
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Re: Russell DAvies Radio 2 Sunday 20th Jan 2008
« Reply #53: 21.01.08 at 08:28 »
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on 14.01.08 at 15:14, Pete Atkin wrote:
Listen in and you may hear something to my advantage.

 
And this was it.
 
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Russell's Music Played listing.
 
6 JANUARY
 
TITLE: DOIN’ WHAT COMES NATURALLY  
ARTIST: ETHEL MERMAN
ALBUM: GREAT BROADWAY SHOWS
NOTES: AVID SET: SEE RECOMMENDATIONS  
 
TITLE: MANANA
ARTIST: PEGGY LEE
ALBUM: PEGGY LEE – THE CAPITOL COLLECTORS’ SERIES
NOTES: 1990 CD SO PROBABLY DELETED: CDP 793195 2  
 
TITLE: CHANGES
ARTIST: PAUL WHITEMAN & HIS ORCHESTRA
ALBUM: PAUL WHITEMAN & HIS ORCHESTRA VOLUME 1.
NOTES: VOCALION CDEA 6129: (AS RECOMMENDED BEFORE)
(WWW.DUTTONVOCALION.CO.UK)  
 
TITLE: BE CAREFUL WHEN THEY OFFER YOU THE MOON
ARTIST: PETE ATKIN
ALBUM: PETE ATKIN – MIDNIGHT VOICES
NOTES: WWW.PETEATKIN.COM - EXEMPLARY WEBSITE!!
 
TITLE: MOON RIVER
ARTIST: AUDREY HEPBURN
ALBUM: MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF AUDREY HEBURN
NOTES: BIG SCREEN RECORDS 9 24503-2 (UNDER 33’ LONG!)
 
TITLE: BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON
ARTIST: DEEP RIVER BOYS WITH FATS WALLER & HIS RHYTHM
ALBUM: FATS WALLER & HIS RHYTHM – THE LAST YEARS
NOTES: RCA BLUEBIRD 3 CD SET: ND 90411
 
TITLE: SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING
ARTIST: ETHEL MERMAN
ALBUM: ETHEL MERMAN – “AN EARFUL OF MERMAN”
NOTES: CONIFER HAPPY DAYS CMSCD 015 (1994)
 
TITLE: I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU
ARTIST: ETHEL MERMAN
ALBUM: ETHEL MERMAN – “I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU”
NOTES: GOOD COLLECTION FROM FLAPPER: PAST CD 7056
 
TITLE: ROSE’S TURN  
ARTIST: ETHEL MERMAN
ALBUM: ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST: GYPSY
NOTES: COLUMBIA BROADWAY MASTERWORKS CK 32607  
 
TITLE ISCH KA BIBBLE
ARTIST: KAY KYSER & HIS ORCHESTRA
ALBUM: THE BEST OF KAY KYSER & HIS ORCHESTRA
NOTES: SUPERB DBL CD FROM SONY SPECIAL PRODUCTS
(SEE RECOMMENDATIONS)
 
TITLE: I LOVE THE WAY YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART
ARTIST: JESSICA MOLASKEY
ALBUM: “A GOOD DAY – JESSCA MOLASKEY”  
NOTES: DELICIOUS – SEE RECOMMENDATIONS!
 
TITLE: THE BUCKET’S GOT A HOLE IN IT  
ARTIST: LOUIS ARMSTRONG & THE DUKES OF DIXIELAND
ALBUM: THE COMPLETE L.A & THE DUKES OF DIXIELAND  
NOTES: WWW.ESSENTIALJAZZCLASSICS.COM
 
TITLE: THAT’S ALL
ARTIST: MATTHEW FORD
ALBUM: MATTHEW FORD – ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS
NOTES: DIVING DUCK RECORDINGS DDRCD007
WWW.MATTHEWFORD.INFO &  
WWW.DIVINGDUCK.CO.UK

 
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Yes, before anybody mentions it, whoever posted the listing has got the date wrong, but getting that kind of thing wrong on this site is about par for the course.  
 
Russell did admit to not understanding how Pete was selling the CD through the his site, and that does make this listener wonder who it is that knows Pete's site is an "exemplary" one.  
 
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Re: Russell DAvies Radio 2 Sunday 20th Jan 2008
« Reply #54: 21.01.08 at 13:14 »
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For the impatient, the song is 16:11 into the show (Russell's intro to it is at 15:23).
 
I would, however, strongly recommend the rest of the show, particularly if you are an Ethel Merman fan!
 
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Re: Russell DAvies Radio 2 Sunday 20th Jan 2008
« Reply #55: 21.01.08 at 14:19 »
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on 21.01.08 at 13:14, Simon Reap wrote:
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I would, however, strongly recommend the rest of the show, particularly if you are an Ethel Merman fan!
 
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I know I'd be in good company - The Gershwins and Cole Porter et al - if I were to consider become a  Merman fan. Having said that, I have to add that I personally feel that since a little of Merman's unbridled dynamism goes such an awfully long way, a lot of Merman could well damage my health - well, my  ears, at the very least.  
 
I don't think that I'm being unfair to Russell when I suggest that he may have been just a tad ironic when he wrote the following.    
 
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THIS WEEK'S SHOW - 20 JANUARY
 
 Among so many advantages that we, the ‘post-recording’ generations, have over our forefathers is the ability to perceive the effect of age and experience on an artist’s performance. Interestingly, in many, many cases, experience brings a depth to the performances of some artists that they could not have achieved in their salad days. Then there are those who manage to retain a youthful quality in their voice which belies their years. Then again, there are some artists who arrive on the scene with all their vocal equipment apparently fully matured, all their little quirks and individualities in place right from the start.  
 
   Such a one was ETHEL MERMAN, whose centenary we marked this week. The Merm of ‘Rose’s Turn’ was the same Merm, coming out with all guns blazing, who hit those earlier Broadway audiences right between the ears on October 14th 1930, when she introduced ‘I Got Rhythm’ in the Gershwin Brothers’ “Girl Crazy”. Though we couldn’t trace a contemporaneous version of Ethel doing that, there’s plenty of documentary evidence, not to mention that clip from a movie short from 1931 of “Shake Well Before Using”. What an artist!
 
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BBC RAdio 4 Front Row 1915 Mon 10 March 2008
« Reply #56: 10.03.08 at 10:12 »
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Clive and I are recording an interview with Mark Lawson this afternoon.  Not entirely certain of transmission, but it may very well be this very evening.   If you miss it - and assuming you want to hear it, of course - it will be available via the BBC Listen Again button for a week after that.
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Re: BBC Radio 4 Front Row 1915 Mon 10 March 2008
« Reply #57: 10.03.08 at 18:18 »
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The Mark Lawson interview with Pete and Clive is now due to be broadcast as part of Wednesday evening's (March 12th) edition of Front Row.
 
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« Reply #58: 12.03.08 at 20:23 »
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The Mark Lawson interview with Pete and Clive is now due to be broadcast as part of Wednesday evening's (March 12th) edition of Front Row.
 
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And jolly interesting it was too.And arrived just after my email confirmation that the CD itsef was on its way to me.
 
Plenty of mentions re the internet,that nice Mr Birkill chap, but I didn't hear (I missed the start) any mention of the link between the CD title and the website name!
 
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BBC Radio 4 Front Row 1915 Wed 12 March 2008
« Reply #59: 14.03.08 at 00:02 »
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Sorry to spam this 'urgent messages' thread, but just a reminder, for anyone who missed the 10-minute radio interview: until next Wednesday (19th) you can hear it on line using the BBC's 'listen again' feature, here.
 
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