I had the radio on the car tuned to BBC Radio 4 when I heard them talking about West Dorset landmarks I know well. The programme turned out to be Ramblings which I have caught of various occasions. The format is that Clare Balding goes out with a group of local ramblers exploring the countryside
I was indulging in a crafty pint the other day when I noticed an old Toby Bitter beer pump fitting sat on the top shelf above the bar. I had not seen or heard anything of Toby Bitter for years. Toby was at one time very widely available in these parts of the West Country.
I had BBC Radio Somerset on in the car on Sunday, it was one of those ‘Countdown of the music charts in xxxx‘ shows, in this instance xxxx was 1962. One of the tunes they played was Clinton Ford singing ‘Fanlight Fanny the frowsy night club queen‘. I had not heard of either the singer
Remember Mr Blobby? He was the yellow spotted pink blob famous for his cry of “”Blobby, blobby, blobby who featured on Noel Edmonds’ BBC1 Saturday night variety television show Noel’s House Party. The success of the character gave rise to tie ups with visitor attractions. One of those was down here in the West Country
BBC 1 South West Spotlight News are carrying a story today about the sighting of a beaver in Devon near the River Otter on Knightstone Farm in Ottery St Mary. They even had a black and white video of the creature that looked to have been recorded on an infra red camera. This reminded me
Regular listeners to the long running BBC Radio 4 rural soap opera ‘The Archers’ will have noticed that organic farmer Tony Archer sounds different these days. Colin Skipp who has played Tony Archer since the late 1960’s has disappeared from the airwaves and David Troughton has arrived in his place. Those who realise David Troughton
Having written about dismantling my Top Up TV receiver I thought I would visit their web site to see what channels they were currently offering and what they were charging. Over on the Top Up TV home page in capital letters it declares “TOP UP TV HAS CEASED BROADCASTING”. So the Top Up TV premium
So I decided to take the top off of my Thomson DTI 6021 digital television recorder (PVR) to see what was inside and thought I would share what I found. I had owned this ‘Top Up TV’ branded Thomson DVR for quite some time before curiosity got the better of me. The cover is secured
Remember when Topic chocolate bars were advertised with the slogan “Hazel Nut In Every Bite“? I haven’t had a Topic bar in years. I wasn’t even sure if this nougat, toffee and hazel nut confection from the Mars Bar stable was still made but I see they are listed for sale on the MySupermarket web
A few weeks ago I noticed a ‘Coming Soon‘ type message for BBC3 HD on channel 105 of my Samsung HD television. There was no indication of when transmission would start on Freeview from the Stockland Hill transmitter. Earlier this evening I spotted a post on Twitter saying the new BBC HD channels had launched.