Tag Archives: radio

Train trouble at Milton Keynes (Rousse)

The train had almost pulled into the last station on the route when it reversed direction. The guard announced that it would no longer be stopping at Milton Keynes, but instead would call in at all stations en route to … Continue reading

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A rival called Norman (Rousse)

I left with AJ. She seemed rather agitated. In the lift I declared my love for her. This didn’t seem to solve her dilemma: to support me or to support Norman. We were temporarily distracted by the sound of TPR’s … Continue reading

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A stolen DAB radio (Rousse)

I wandered off without so much as a brief goodbye to TPR. When I reached the pond I hid the DAB radio so that I could swim across the water rather than take the longer route along the path. It … Continue reading

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Irish politics and star of the Voice Fionn Gardner (Rousse)

My companion was a highly intelligent Irish woman. When she started talking about politics, I was grateful that I had paid attention to the radio news that morning. She seemed impressed that I was able to pass on some information … Continue reading

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An unexpected radio obituary (Rousse)

I couldn’t understand why the radio announcer was discussing XY’s father as a “relation of the deceased”. Then I noticed that A and B were crying. PQ was dead, and this was his obituary.

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Balding barber supplies strawberry feast (Rousse)

The arrival of the balding barber with a supply of strawberries was welcome relief after a meeting in which we were subject (once again) to a discussion of even more nonsensical suggestions on how to network with industry contacts. When … 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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Stuart Maconie radio chef (Rousse)

I was Stuart Maconie’s right hand woman. My main role was to sit at his feet in the BBC studio in Salford next to Rosie the border terrier. The cat sometimes joined us on the floor, but more often she … Continue reading

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BBC employee discovers drug den in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge (Rousse)

My high-powered job on Radio 4 required regular trips to London for meetings. Because I needed to be up early the next morning to catch the 05:40 train, I had to consider my sleeping options carefully. The first possibility was … Continue reading

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Mark Radcliffe missing, Stuart Maconie scared (Rousse)

Mark Radcliffe popped out of the studio, so I took advantage of his absence for a private chat with Stuart Maconie. After some preliminary small talk about preferences for co-hosted shows, I got down to the business of my complaint. … Continue reading

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