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Perigean lycanthropy fallacious, says BBC News

The Moon is particularly close to the Earth at present – at its closest, in fact. Its orbit is not circular, rather with an eccentricity of over 5%, and so as it describes its elliptical path it is at some … Continue reading

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The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Revolution

I’ve enjoyed The Penny Dreadfuls’ previous radio outings: The Brothers Faversham and More Brothers Faversham, and so was pleased to have tickets to watch the recording of their latest venture, Revolution, on the 15th June. The downside was, as always, … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry, Patricia Fara, I Haven’t a Clue

At last I’ve finished reading The Clue Bible. It’s been many years since I finished a book I was not enjoying, and it was a struggle to get to the end of this one. My brother lent it to me, … Continue reading

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Showstopper

Earlier in the month I went to the recording of two programmes in a new series, Showstoppers!, which is due for broadcast starting on the 19th of January. It’s new to radio(although I see on the BBC website that one … Continue reading

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Bad-tempered rant about televisual idiocy

It’s been a bit depressing looking at what was on BBC television the evening just gone. Not because there was a load of rubbish on, because that’s normal, and as Theodore Sturgeon said, ninety percent of everything is crud (that’s … Continue reading

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String theory and the Multiverse : Brian Greene and A C Grayling exchange at the frontier

Thursday afternoon saw me (and my 16-year old son) at the Wellcome Collection in London for the recording of Exchanges at the Frontier. The series of talks is a partnership with the BBC World Service, and has A C Grayling … Continue reading

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Neglected Classics and Rasselas

There’s a dramatisation of The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico on BBC Radio 4 tomorrow (Sunday May 22nd). Last year Radio 4’s Open Book programme had a feature in which various authors chose a favourite ‘neglected classic’. Listeners then voted … Continue reading

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