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Month: August 2011

What’s a chap to do?

What’s a chap to do?

These are fearful, paranoid times. We are all under observation (Even you. Especially you, in fact.), and our habits and utterances are being monitored for the merest hints of insurrection and incitement. There’s a question to which I need an answer. Is it OK for bearded men to smile and pull faces at children on public transport? I do it because I remember how much I enjoyed a good childish adult when I was a bairn. Hiding behind a hand…

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It’s a scab eat dog world

It’s a scab eat dog world

Not entirely unexpectedly, there has been a wee bit of reaction from within the BBC at Norwich to my musings on BBC Radio Norfolk presenter Nick Conrad. One colleague of Conrad’s, whom I know a little and like a lot, dropped me a note to say “I wouldn’t say we were close friends, but I have always got on very well with him and I think he’s an excellent presenter”. We agreed to disagree on the final point. However, another…

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Everybody out for some sweet and sour labrador

Everybody out for some sweet and sour labrador

It’s always fun on BBC strike days, watching to see who’s had no problem with waltzing through the picket lines. Last night, on the late edition of Look East, we got Nick Conrad, the 9am-11am presenter from BBC Radio Norfolk. Immediately, I thought “Oh look who it isn’t. Not only a dog-eater, but also a scab”. A dog-eater? Why yes. I listen to a lot of BBC Radio Norfolk’s output, but I’m afraid the radio goes off whenever I hear…

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