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Posted By: AskCy

I remember my Dad having a radio that didn't have a power source, just an earth connection ! Never did work though.. these days I wonder if it was down to signal strength not being high enough... (that was back in the days where he had Mario Lanza on 78's playing on the Radiogram..)



Posted By: bill

Talking to someone of a similar age yesterday about entertainment/humour in the 60's . As it was a Sunday I commented about the Sunday radio programes of that era ~ family favourites/the navy lark/round the horn etc . For those who remember :wink: ~ click on the link and enjoy a few episodes of The Navy Lark . http://www.otr.net/?p=lark Bill

Posted By: Narnia518

... and Ray's a laugh! And I wish I could remember the others. Anybody remember the first TV "soaps?" - The Grove Family, The Appleyards, etc....

Posted By: Narnia518

I nearly forgot ITMA on the radio. "Much Binding in the Marsh" Wow. And to think I can't remember what I did this morning :?

Posted By: bill

  • Narnia518 wrote:
    ... and Ray's a laugh! And I wish I could remember the others. Anybody remember the first TV "soaps?" - The Grove Family, The Appleyards, etc....

My you were posh having a TV
Bill

Posted By: Narnia518

It was an Ultra, stood on the floor in a large cabinet, and I think the screen was probably about 8", but my memory may have slipped a little on that!

Posted By: Christo

I'm only young :wink: but I remember "The Goons" on radio, then they became the telegoons. Chris

Posted By: jims

"Round the Horne" and "Beyond our Ken" Kenneth Horne and Kenneth Williams were favourites of mine. :lol: :lol:





Posted By: Kwacka

Not forgetting the world's hardest job, Peter Brough in 'Educating Archie'. And the dire Jimmy Clitheroe. Wonder what happened to my 'Rambling Sid Rumpoe' LP?

Posted By: Deanna

I used to rush home from Brownies on a Thursday night to listen to 'Life with the Lyons' (Bebe Daniels and ......?); and on Saturday mornings it was a date with Snowy in 'Journey into Space'. All above on radio, we didn't have TV until I was ten.

Posted By: fettler

If you like that sort of thing (which we do, also being...ahem...mature), keep an eye on BBC Radio 7. They always have an A-Z of available stuff, and, as a lot of their content is old comedy, you're almost certain to find something worth a listen. They were running "Journey Into Space" for a while recently, too. They also have a lot of more modern stuff, but a lot of that is pretty good, too. That is a very subjective comment, of course, but, if you like humour based on puns, look out for Milton Jones. Happy listening (Don't touch that dial!) Alex

Posted By: Woodrow Why?at

  • Kwacka wrote:
    Not forgetting the world's hardest job, Peter Brough in 'Educating Archie'.

The world's greatest all time ventriloquist - you never once saw his lips move!!! :wink: :lol:

Posted By: Kwacka

  • Woodrow Why?at wrote:
    • Kwacka wrote:
      Not forgetting the world's hardest job, Peter Brough in 'Educating Archie'.

    The world's greatest all time ventriloquist - you never once saw his lips move!!! :wink: :lol:

Until he went on TV. :lol:

Posted By: kokkinos

hi you forgot dick barton snowy and jock .. wakey.. wakey .. bill cotton .. flash gordon .. sat.. matnee .. the glums .

Posted By: mouse

I must be younger than you lot!!! :lol: :wink:



Posted By: fettler

Anybody remember "Monday Night at Home" (which, I think, turned into "Monday Night at Eight)? This was where I first experienced the amazing world of Ivor Cutler. Kevin - that could possibly your loss rather than your advantage! Cheers Alex

Posted By: fettler

Kwacka - if you ever find your Rambling Sid Rumpo album, please make several copies, as you will probably be inundated. (Bags I first) I'm off now to nurdle my cordwangle. Cheers Alex

Posted By: danny and denise

noticed quite a few are saying radio :!: surely it was better known as the wireless :lol: :wink:

Posted By: fettler

You're right, Danny. Didn't it change its name when we all went VHF? Cheers Alex

Posted By: Steve - SJD

Did anyone have one of those big things - like a piece of furniture really with the radio at one side and a record player at the other?? That's my first recollection of the radio in our house. Cheers Steve

Posted By: danny and denise

  • Steve - SJD wrote:
    Did anyone have one of those big things - like a piece of furniture
    really with the radio at one side and a record player at the other??
    That's my first recollection of the radio in our house.
    Cheers
    Steve

Radiogramme I believe it was called :?:

Posted By: bill

  • kokkinos wrote:
    hi you forgot dick barton snowy and jock .. wakey.. wakey .. bill cotton .. flash gordon .. sat.. matnee .. the glums .

I used to enjoy the glums
Bill



Posted By: mot man

I remember going round to a friends house and seeing a television for the first time it was a massive cabinet with a very small screen, in front of the screen there was a large square magnifying glass on a stand and you viewed it looking through the magnifier. I don't know if they were all like that or my friends mum just had very bad eyes? Roy

Posted By: Kwacka

  • Steve - SJD wrote:
    Did anyone have one of those big things - like a piece of furniture
    really with the radio at one side and a record player at the other??
    That's my first recollection of the radio in our house.
    Cheers
    Steve

Yes indeed, a Radiogram.
Then, in one of my early forays into employment (TV service engineer) Pye put a TV in the middle of one. With those funny glowing glass things inside, valves they were called.
A bugger to get on the workbench :shock:
My first foray into radio was a home-made crystal set - aerial the metal bedsprings.
Anybody remember Horace Bachelor, from Keynsham ('spelt K-E-Y-N-S-S-A-M)?

Posted By: Santorini Paul 1

I was about to post a quick reply and have just spent the last hour on youtube listening to Ramblin Sid. Great fun..... sample attached. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAx6QSotyg8 Paul.

Posted By: fettler

bill - if memory serves, the Glums were part of "Take it From Here". Paul - thanks for a brilliant link. Kwacka et al - I never had a radiogram, but I had a console radio in my bedroom (Luxemburg, Horace Bachelor etc) with short, medium and long wave with station names, where the medium wave (in amber, I think) looked like a map of the UK. Never forgot that! Chers Alex

Posted By: fettler

"The Best of Rambling Syd Rumpo" is available from play.com at 5.49. Too good to miss, just ordered. Kwacka - thanks anyway, but I won't need that copy now! Cheers Alex

Posted By: bill

  • Kwacka wrote:
    • Steve - SJD wrote:
      Did anyone have one of those big things - like a piece of furniture
      really with the radio at one side and a record player at the other??
      That's my first recollection of the radio in our house.
      Cheers
      Steve

    Yes indeed, a Radiogram.
    Then, in one of my early forays into employment (TV service engineer) Pye put a TV in the middle of one. With those funny glowing glass things inside, valves they were called.
    A bugger to get on the workbench :shock:
    My first foray into radio was a home-made crystal set - aerial the metal bedsprings.
    Anybody remember Horace Bachelor, from Keynsham ('spelt K-E-Y-N-S-S-A-M)?

Wasn't he the pools guy .
Bill

Posted By: bill

I wish I hadn't started this thread now I'm begining to feel old ~ really old :( Bill



Posted By: Kwacka

  • bill wrote:
    • Kwacka wrote:
      My first foray into radio was a home-made crystal set - aerial the metal bedsprings.
      Anybody remember Horace Bachelor, from Keynsham ('spelt K-E-Y-N-S-S-A-M)?

    Wasn't he the pools guy .
    Bill

He was.
For the 'kiddies' amongst us he advertised a football pools tipster service on Radio Luxemburg - always wondered why he didn't just fill the coupon in himself and spend the rest of his days in luxury.
he also played percussion (along with the 'Zebra Kid') on 'The Intro & The Outro' by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. They also named an LP 'Keynsham'.

Posted By: Woodrow Why?at

  • bill wrote:
    • kokkinos wrote:
      hi you forgot dick barton snowy and jock .. wakey.. wakey .. bill cotton .. flash gordon .. sat.. matnee .. the glums .

    I used to enjoy the glums
    Bill

Ah yes, Jimmy Edwards played the father, Dick Bentley the rather simple son Ron, and June Whitfield his girlfriend Eth.
The dialogue between Ron and Eth was particularly comical and full of inuendo. I remember one typical scene where they are alone and you hear Ron saying "Come on Eth take them off."
"Oh no Ron I won't, it wouldn't be right," comes her reply.
"It's ok Eth, we're engaged now," he persists.
"Oh no Ron, someone might come in," she cautions.
This plays out in similar fashion for some time before we realise they are talking about her glasses!!!
What innocent times!

Posted By: taffs well

:shock: omg am i really that old as to remember these ( :oops: well forgotten them untill raised on here)

Posted By: chuckie

I remember Round the Horne and especially Julian and Sandy. I've just found a clip on YouTube called "Keep Britain Bona" hilarious ! My Dad was quite strict and we were allowed to listen to Round the Horne whilst eating Sunday lunch but mustn't speak. It didn't go down well when I spit peas all over the table laughing at Julian and Sandy. Carol

Posted By: rockjock

I still have my Mother's radiogram, an Ecko. It's fifty years old and I can still remember the day it was delivered. It was a birthday prezzie from my Father. RJ


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