January 29th, 2010

radio

The Children’s Day: Sunday Radio



Why the head banging? It’s due yet again to the complete and utter uselessness of the BBC Radio web site! I knew that this Sunday, 31st January, there was to be a reading at 7.45 on Radio 4 of Jennings' Little Hut. Now, how hard would it be to ensure that typing ‘Jennings’ into the ‘Explore the BBC’ box would bring up any relevant programmes? No such luck! What you get is ‘Garth Jennings, director of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy’ and pages of other irrelevant information. I Googled ‘Jennings BBC Radio’ and the programme came up, first hit here. Why Google rules the earth. I know I’m always going on about this but I’ll continue to do so because it’s so frustrating and it’s my money that pays for the rubbish site. Anyway, heads up for Jennings.

Switch from Radio 4 to Radio 7 at 8 o’clock to hear a reading from Alison Uttley’s A Traveller in Time. For those who don’t know it, this is a time slip story where the action takes place in the same house but split between the twentieth and the sixteenth centuries. It’s rather sad. There’s a very brief synopsis here.