Sunday, 8 January 2012

A Little Extra

Meg, Mabel, William and George and the ubiquitous blue rug
Sunday morning is a time for slow paced activities...
Chris has gone to Church in the next village and the dogs are all heaped together on the kitchen sofa, unwilling to get up into the fine , grey mist and rain which looks as though it has set in for the day.

This is the time for coffee, eggs Benedict and Radio 4 Extra.....

Radio 4 Extra is a little gem of a radio station. For those that do not know ( and I am quoting wikipedia here) Radio 4 extra is:-

"BBC Radio 4 Extra, formerly known as BBC 7 and BBC Radio 7, is a British digital radio stationcomedy, drama, and children's programming nationally 24 hours a day. It is the principal broadcasting outlet for the BBC's archive of spoken-word entertainment broadcasting "

What wikipedia does not make clear , is the fact that Radio 4 Extra  often cherry picks the best the brightest of the BBC productions for a re airing...this morning I have enjoyed a cracking adaptation of Kipling's Jungle Book....(with Eartha Kitt literally shining as Kaa the snake) and as I type this, Kirsty Young is in the process of interviewing Debbie Harry for Desert Island Discs 

Vintage Peter Coke
Tomorrow, I will catch the 1959 re run of Paul Temple and the Conrad Case and if I remember on Thursday, I will try and catch The Chief Inspector Dover Mysteries from way back in 1976, 

We are lucky having the BBC here in the UK...... but if it was up to me I would rip most of the shitty tv programmes off BBC1 ( apart from Sherlock of course) and replace them with some of the quality radio productions from the past and present..... 
But, alas, a day cannot just be crammed with breakfast eggs, good drama and a warm kitchen....
dogs have to be walked in the rain..........and I need to burn off the calories before my weightwatcher's weigh in tomorrow morning

Have a nice Sunday

28 comments:

  1. I think I will make a date with a bit of soft spoken radio.

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  2. My lady says those are three very adorable dogs! I think I'd like a davenport to hop on in a cozy kitchen and then you could serve me eggs Benedict! I'd only leave a few goat berries as a thank you! xoxoxo

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  3. You are A better man than me... I am so bad about dog walks in the rain. But a warm sofa sounds good to me.

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  4. Lovely to see Mabel is just part of the pack now.

    Radio 4 Extra is brilliant. Enjoy your Sunday.

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  5. Sounds like a perfect Sunday John. Will have to re tune to Radio 4 Extra.
    Jo xx

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful way to begin a day.

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  7. Nice of you to provide the dogs with their own couch! And Eggs Benedict, my fav!

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  8. Luckily John I can get Radio 4 via the internet. Rudy and I listen to it often. Another unseasonably warmish day here (above freezing) with big blue skies. Enjoy your Sunday!

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  9. Have a cozy, peaceful Sunday John.

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  10. We listen to 4xtra on the internet. I last listenened to Desert Island discs..with Terry Wogan...I used to have the Wogan radio show on in my office when I lived in the UK..he still made me smile.
    Jane x

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  11. I hope you have a splendid Sunday!

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  12. Never knew about that, but as my new car has a DAB radio I shall tune in - if I can work out how to use the darn thing that is.

    Your comment on Welsh cake made me laugh - very true

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  13. I so prefer radio over TV....any day. I can focus better while listening and can get very distracted 'watching' what I am listening to.

    The CBC here in Canada has good programming but lately one has to search for things that are applicable to my age/interest. Wish we could access BBC radio here....hey maybe on-line. I will check.

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  14. Give me radio, anyday, in preference to television. Happy Sunday, John. x

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  15. Love that fur couch, real luxury!

    Chilly & rainy here, Jack refuses to go out and Jill did a two minute stint and was back on the porch. A good day to cozy up but I am still looking for that bleep coin!

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  16. Oh Paul Temple - I had completely forgotten that programme but the moment I read your blog the signature tune popped back into my head.
    Those dogs live in the lap of luxury!

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  17. Radio 4 wakes me up in the morning. I have to set the alarm 30 minutes earlier though, as I usually spend that time listening to it before I finally make a move. Good though.

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  18. Aren't they adorable all squeezed on together x

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  19. Radio 4 is reason enough to be alive!
    Good luck with the weigh-in, I am in the land of tight waistbands myself.

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  20. I hope you haven't been scoffing biscuits while watching Sherlock tonight have you?

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  21. Mouse... no...no buiscuits..... and sherlock was very good wasn't it? not as good as the first episode though!

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  22. I don't listen to the radio much nowadays. Should make more of an effort.....

    Gill in Canada

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  23. Have a good Monday, John!

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  24. I need to take quite a few walks before I do my weigh-in this week. I have not signed in for a few weeks and know that I have offended the Weight Watchers code of conduct. I have been bad, very, very bad.

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  25. You have a great blog. I am just catching up with some of your previous posts and enjoyed all that I have read so far. -- barbara

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  26. I swear Mabel and I were separated at birth...at least she looks happy. Just wondering why Frodo wasn't inside.

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  27. Barbara, there is a lot of this shit to get through!
    thank you

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  28. I was given The Jungle Book on audio book for Christmas...!

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