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#1 Isetta

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 13:45

Heads up for a Radio 4 Book of the week programme, 'The Blaze of Obscurity' by Clive James, detailing his attempts at learning to drive and being tutored by Stirling Moss.

Radio 4, Friday 23rd October 9-45am - 10.00am (BST for internet listeners).

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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 14:52

... and repeated at 12.30 am on Saturday morning, or at any time on line (after the first broadcast) via the BBC's 'Listen Again' service. Clive James has a fine way with words - in today's episode he described Pavarotti as smiling "like a happy grand piano". I'm looking forward to tomorrow's episode.

#3 RS2000

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 16:13

and R4 00.30.
(and with Roy Orbison's greatest song as intro...)

Edited by RS2000, 22 October 2009 - 16:14.


#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 16:44

and R4 00.30.

Rats! That's what I should have put - there's no such time as 12-30 am, of course. :blush:

#5 Geoff E

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 16:56

...there's no such time as 12-30 am, of course. :blush:


What? Bradshaw's Railway Guide must have got it wrong :(

#6 Tim Murray

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 16:58

Oh dear. Perhaps I'd better stop digging ...

#7 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 18:04

Rats! That's what I should have put - there's no such time as 12-30 am, of course. :blush:

There's no such time as 12 am or 12 pm, if that's what you mean - in spite of what the BBC used to say on their weather maps.

#8 Giraffe

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 18:12

There's no such time as 12 am or 12 pm, if that's what you mean - in spite of what the BBC used to say on their weather maps.


Is it just 12 noon and 12 midnight? I've never really got my head around that........ :blush:


#9 Giraffe

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 19:42

Have you changed your mind, Alan?! :confused: Actually, when I think about it , the meridiem is the meridiem, and one second either side of noon is either ante or post. (am or pm). :clap:

Edited by Giraffe, 23 October 2009 - 06:42.