The Day I Met An Avenger – or – Happy Birthday Patrick Macnee

Parental advisory: contains strong language (but not until near the end). In a few weeks’ time it will be five years since my wife Kathie Touin and I moved to Orkney – it hardly seems possible, the time has flown by. Some of you will know that before Orkney I worked at the BBC – inContinue reading “The Day I Met An Avenger – or – Happy Birthday Patrick Macnee”

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The strange story of Renee, who was invited to walk away

A great pop song is a wonderful sound to tickle your ears with. Sadly they seem to be less common these days. I only hear the occasional chart act doing anything interesting – Lady Gaga, Gorillaz, Clean Bandit, and, err… that’s about it. Though, to be fair, I’m not listening to Radio 1 these daysContinue reading “The strange story of Renee, who was invited to walk away”

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Turn on, tune in, but don’t drop out

The BBC’s recent celebration of 90 years of radio broadcasting has got me thinking – I reckon I’ve been a listener for around half of those years, which is a bit scary. I’m not sure exactly when I started listening to the radio. I would love to say I can remember the so-called pirate stationsContinue reading “Turn on, tune in, but don’t drop out”

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