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Radiosendungen Aus Meiner Jugend

When times get tough [and boy are they tough right now] nothing cheers the heart quite like a reminder of how things used to be - way back when our parents were young and the world was a different place. For some, nostalgia carries a positive message in the sense that it reminds us that things can be good. For others, it's still a positive but for the opposite reason: by reminding us just how seriously crap so much was way back then and what shite our parents and grandparents put up with and still considered "entertainment".

Dorset Radio has presumably taken out a lifetime subscription to the latter viewpoint given that it has decided that the best way to shake up those of us feeling sorry for ourselves are make us consider just how lucky we really are is to treat us to an evening of nostalgia featuring long-forgotten - and many hoped long-lost - material quarried from its dustiest archives.

On Wednesday 8th April, the Station is giving over its airwaves [Radio 6] to an exact repeat of the broadcast schedule for April 8th 1962. And what a crapfest it looks like being. [See below]. Radio 6 Director of Programmes, M T Airwaves today tweeted: "Can't wait for tomorrow's evening schedule #TRENDINGCRAP"; whilst underfire Managing Director Noah Audience-Lefft told puzzled journalists: "What can I say, it's a last throw of the dice. We've used up everything we had in the pipeline, binned all future recordings [The Drovers, which is recorded two years in advance, has been taken off the air indefinitely pending an end to the current crisis and the employment of a script-writer blessed with clairvoyant powers] and put all studio technicians on furlough. The stuff going out tomorrow might be awful but it's out of copyright, royalty-free and has never been digitally broadcast before". "Anyway, there's something about that generation of entertainers ..." , he added, "As Lady Isobelle Barnett once said to me, nonchalant as you like, 'Hold this for me will you, whilst I adjust Katie Boyle's bra-strap. There's a good chap'. She was very pally with Sir Mortimer Wheeler at the time and I think he and Katie had just had a set-to".



Cover of the Dorset Radio Times for April 1962.

18.00 Opening Music

The Church Knowle Singers offer a selection of popular folk songs arranged for accordion and mixed choir [SATB]

18.15 Evensong

Live from Piddlehinton Cathedral with celebrant Canon Balls. The Piddlehinton Cathedral Choir is led by Music Director Dr Kidd E Fidler.

18.30 The Regional News

The latest news from our own correspondent featuring a special report on hedgerow pruning in Gussage St Andrews

19.00 Hit or Miss

Professor Brian Thrupiece chairs another edition of the popular panel show in which three celebrities help you decide what should be spinning on your Dansette this Summer

20.00. Lieder Aus Meiner Jugend [Series 26 Episode 8] Mrs Amanda Threadbone

Mrs Amanda J Threadbone, up-and-coming Dorset businesswoman and busy housewife chooses her all-time Favourite Records which include

Love Letters in the Sand; Pat Boone

Young Love; Tab Hunter

Round and Round; Perry Como

Bye Bye Love; The Everly Brothers

Tammy; Debbie Reynolds

Party Doll; Buddy Knox

Teddy Bear; Elvis Presley

Day-O (The Banana Boat Song); Harry Belafonte

Wake Up Little Susie; The Everly Brothers

Stranger On the Shore; Mr. Acker Bilk

Mashed Potato Time; Dee Dee Sharp

Roses Are Red (My Love); Bobby Vinton

Johnny Angel; Shelley Fabares

The Loco-Motion; Little Eva


Updated List 2020* [*especially solicited for the present programme]

Two Little Boys, Rolf Harris ["It so reminds me of the late Mr Threadbone and Enrique"]

21.00. A Book at Suppertime [Series 306 Episode 5]

The Suddenly Trilogy I: And Suddenly It's Summer by Dornford Sittingbourne

Read by Sir Richard Burton-Tailoring

21.30 National Anthem

Sung by the 13th Troop Fiddleford Scouts

21.33 Station Close

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