Jun. 24th, 2009

Radio Pimp

Jun. 24th, 2009 06:04 pm
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Time for another installment in our recurring series of assorted BBC radio links!

1. On the Outside It Looked Like An Old-Fashioned Police Box
Mark Gatiss discusses the novelizations of Doctor Who episodes back in ye olden days before DVDs. There's a great bit at the end regarding character development and why we are never allowed to get inside the Doctor's head (but nevertheless he is such a strong character, go fig!). Good till Tuesday. (Mark Gatiss!)

2. Old Harry's Game
Something you will never ever see Stateside: a sitcom set in Hell. Think Screwtape Letters meets Terry Pratchett. This is the first episode I ever heard! The line about terror being an abstract noun hooked me for life. Good till Wednesday.

3. Off the Page: Trivia
A panel of experts talks about the place of trivia in our minds and day-to-day lives, the differences between male and female brains, the education system and Random Facts vs The Big Picture, and all sorts of fun thinky stuff. Good till Monday.

4. Empath Man
This was the Afternoon Reading on Radio 4 last week; luckily its author recorded his own little podcasty-thing so it's still available. Empath Man, superhero for a new millennium! Bringing down bad guys with listening skills and self-actualization! Originally three parts, I could only find the first, but the first is my favourite so that's okay. ... except that [livejournal.com profile] bluejeans07 just found Part 2!

Has anyone else noticed the new controls on the iPlayer?* They're so nice! It hardly skips or drops the stream anymore, either! And it does that thing it used to do way back before the new system where it'll remember where you left off on a show. [happy sigh]

*How blithely I assume everyone spends as much time on the iPlayer as I do...

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