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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Oct 8th 2018, 10:41 am
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I know what you mean, back in those days of no insulation, no central heating and single glazing, keeping warm was a priority. We had a small window by the larder that meant a fridge was more a luxury than a necessity..... But I was lucky, my Da worked for a big electrical wholesaler and was an ESB-trained spark, so we were never without the latest electric heaters.........and since he'd bridged the meter, cost didn't matter either Ah, simpler days!

I've been trying to remember the Sunday schedule, I think it was "Family Favourites" then the comedy programme, then SSS (or something like that) - I must be going sealion as it ought to be burned into my memory forever!!
Apparently when the Light Programme finished and became Radio Two, SSS continued until 2001!! I'm shocked!
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We had nowhere to escape to in winter so Sing Something Simple is a huge memory for me. If we left the room with the radio and fire we'd freeze to death!

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Old Oct 8th 2018, 11:14 am
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'This video is unavailable'. It's ok, it's been on a loop in my brain ever since Macliam mentioned it!
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Old Oct 8th 2018, 11:15 am
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Aaaaaargh!!

Imagine if it was still on today, easy listening rap.........
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'This video is unavailable'. It's ok, it's been on a loop in my brain ever since Macliam mentioned it!

Apparently you have to click through to watch it on YouTube. It won't play back on other sites.

It's ok though - you know what it sounds like.
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Old Oct 9th 2018, 9:25 pm
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I was speaking with my sister earlier and she reminded me of Sunday afternoons at home years ago, sitting in the kitchen, listening to the radio while mum did the ironing........ Making sure you were in time for "The Navy Lark", or "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" or "Round the Horne" and escaping before "Sing Something Simple"
You have transported me back to a certain tiny kitchen a long time ago.

There was no escaping Sing Something Simple. That was not long before tea-time I think.

Argh! What have you done. It's stuck in my head now, closely followed by launching straight into By the Light of the Silvery Moon.
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Old Oct 9th 2018, 10:23 pm
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...It's stuck in my head now...
Allow me to remove it. Or replace it.


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Programmes like 'Your hundred Best Tunes' and The Mike Samms singers. But the Sunday Comedy Hour was always the best, abd, although the majority of the listening public didn't get it, KW was always amazed just how much of the Gay language of the day he managed to get into his songs and sketches.
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I was speaking with my sister earlier and she reminded me of Sunday afternoons at home years ago, sitting in the kitchen, listening to the radio while mum did the ironing........ Making sure you were in time for "The Navy Lark", or "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" or "Round the Horne" and escaping before "Sing Something Simple"
She just sent me this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJj3JeZVirw

Gone 30 years...... jeez it makes me feel old!
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I know what you mean, back in those days of no insulation, no central heating and single glazing, keeping warm was a priority. We had a small window by the larder that meant a fridge was more a luxury than a necessity..... But I was lucky, my Da worked for a big electrical wholesaler and was an ESB-trained spark, so we were never without the latest electric heaters.........and since he'd bridged the meter, cost didn't matter either Ah, simpler days!
I've been trying to remember the Sunday schedule, I think it was "Family Favourites" then the comedy programme, then SSS (or something like that) - I must be going sealion as it ought to be burned into my memory forever!!
Now it's in my brain! Like one of those annoying 'hook' ad tunes....
The good news is that black & white TV's set to return to the UK next year! On at 6pm off at 10pm. It's cheap, saves energy on the national grid, has two channels, and the male-only newsreaders will wear collar & tie. That'll please some round here....
I try to keep a little sound archive so I've added the link above.
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Programmes like 'Your hundred Best Tunes' and The Mike Samms singers. But the Sunday Comedy Hour was always the best, abd, although the majority of the listening public didn't get it, KW was always amazed just how much of the Gay language of the day he managed to get into his songs and sketches.

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Still going strong....

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That was being listened to in the last series of Unforgotten.
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At last, I'm actually too young to remember all of the above. That has made me smile
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I have The Navy Lark on CD.

It's right though. Those Sunday afternoons radio listening were wonderful.

The only one I could not stand was the Clitheroe Kid.
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