Tag Archives: Radio 4

Lunch with Barry Cryer (Rousse)

I took pity on Barry Cryer, dining alone at a table for two. He recognised me when I joined him, and seemed to welcome my company. We discussed my ‘secret talent’, and the pleasure of revealing to others that I … Continue reading

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Back to the old house for BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? (Rousse)

The venue for this week’s BBC Radio 4 Any questions was Stockton-on-Tees or – more precisely – the childhood bedroom that I shared with my sisters at the White House, Hartburn. The room had been cleared of bedroom furniture to … Continue reading

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Tibetan monks in icy ponds, packs of dogs on snowfields, and a wrong turn to the Blairgowrie 10k (Rousse)

NP, DT, WB and I were all running in the Blairgowrie 10K. We were supported by TPR, JM, SF, my parents and C the cocker spaniel. We drove up the A9 in separate cars. I was in the back seat … Continue reading

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Top of the Form meets the Archers in 1970s quiz flashback (Rousse)

“And next, after the 7 o’clock news bulletin on Radio 4, 13-year old TPR answers quiz questions in the Archers”. We both looked up from unpacking our suitcases, each searching for answers to half a dozen questions evident in the … Continue reading

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Archers catch up (Rousse)

After preliminaries about the weather (he thought it poor, we suggested otherwise) our fellow guest on the Isle of Lewis got to the point of why he’d approached us. Did we have a radio, some power cables, and the means … Continue reading

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Clarrie Grundy falls victim to loan shark (Rousse)

Clarrie Grundy could hide the truth no more. She had fallen victim to a loan shark and soon Ambridge would be ablaze with gossip about this dreadful news. See also the appearance of Clarrie’s son Ed in Amorous Archers intentions … Continue reading

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Reflections of the Archers love triangle in real life (Rousse)

“Hey, have you heard the latest about Paul Morgan?” leered my colleague P. He was clearly intrigued by Matt Crawford’s mission to warn his love-rival off his long-term partner Lillian Bellamy. Professional as ever, I was not going to join … Continue reading

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