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Opinion: Surviving Actors’ Expos, Part One [Guest Post]

Originally posted as Surviving Actors’ Expos by Edwin Flay, February 11, 2014. “If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the consumer, you’re the product.” – Anonymous. So, on Saturday, I attended an event called Surviving Actors, an expo stacked full of ‘opportunities’ for the aspiring/struggling/stalled actor. I specify this type of actor, because the … Continue reading

Humour: Tomorrow’s Technology Today – Work

From the HMFC Memorial Sound Archive we present another episode of the show, Tomorrow’s Technology Today from the archives. Listen to Episode Five here: Tomorrow’s Technology Today Episode 4: Translation Painstakingly restored by Robin Catling and Victoria Pritchard, with the assistance of Studio 1919, Tomorrow’s Technology Today was a pioneering broadcast which ran from 1936 … Continue reading

Humour: Tomorrow’s Technology Today – Work

From the HMFC Memorial Sound Archive we present another episode of the show, Tomorrow’s Technology Today from the archives. Listen to Episode Four here: Tomorrow’s Technology Today Episode 4: Work Painstakingly restored by Robin Catling and Victoria Pritchard, with the assistance of Studio 1919, Tomorrow’s Technology Today was a pioneering broadcast which ran from 1936 … Continue reading

Humour: Tomorrow’s Technology Today – Car

From the HMFC Memorial Sound Archive we present another episode of the show, Tomorrow’s Technology Today from the archives. Listen to Episode Three here: Tomorrow’s Technology Today Episode 3: Car Painstakingly restored by Robin Catling and Victoria Pritchard, with the assistance of Studio 1919, Tomorrow’s Technology Today was a pioneering broadcast which ran from 1936 … Continue reading

Humour: Tomorrow’s Technology Today – Cleaner

From the HMFC Memorial Sound Archive we present another episode of the show, Tomorrow’s Technology Today. from the archives. Listen to Episode Two here: Tomorrow’s Technology Today Episode 2: Cleaner Painstakingly restored by Robin Catling and Victoria Pritchard, with the assistance of Studio 1919, Tomorrow’s Technology Today was a pioneering broadcast which ran from 1936 … Continue reading

News: Long Wave Goodbye Radio 4 [Guest Post]

From Educare’s Random Subjects Made Simple No. 52 – Long wave goodbye Radio 4 Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 Picture the scene – the last words of the 7 o’clock news bulletin are read, the continuity announcer says a phrase that’s been heard on British radio for the last 62 years, ‘And now, the Archers.’ But … Continue reading

Humour: Tomorrow’s Technology Today Episode One

The first product of the HMFC Memorial Sound Archive is the collection of all the episodes known to survive of the radio show, Tomorrow’s Technology Today. Listen to Episode One here: Tomorrow’s Technology Today Episode 1: Computer Painstakingly restored by Robin Catling and Victoria Pritchard, with the assistance of Studio 1919, Tomorrow’s Technology Today was … Continue reading

Review: The Meaning of Liff at 30 (BBC Radio 4)

It’s 30 years since Douglas Adams (Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy) and John Lloyd (Blackadder, QI) wrote The Meaning of Liff, their dictionary of common experiences, feelings, situations and even objects which we all know and recognize, but for which no words exist – all based on place names. John Lloyd talks to Matt … Continue reading

Review: Your World – The Culture of Gaming

Episode 1 of 2. BBC World Service. “Aleks Krotoski examines how computer gaming is affecting our culture – computer or videogames have been around for 40 years, but the wider cultural implications have tended to be glossed over in favour of discussion of the size of the gaming economy and concerns about games’ social impact. … Continue reading

Review: Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest

Martin Jarvis performs ‘Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest’, the second of two of P.G. Wodehouse’s celebrated ‘New York’ stories, starring blithe Bertie Wooster and his urbane valet Jeeves. It was recorded in front of a live audience – a packed house at the Everyman Theatre – as a highlight of the 2010 Cheltenham Festival of … Continue reading

Review: The ‘arse that Jack Built – BBC Radio4

Ian McMillan goes on a quest to find one of Britain’s strangest linguistic features. Somewhere between Sheffield and Chesterfield, people stop saying house and say something that sounds a lot more like ‘arse. It’s an isogloss, a kind of linguistic boundary line where accent and dialect changes. Ian calls it the house / arse interface, … Continue reading

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