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  • Message 51

    , in reply to message 50.

    Posted by prudhoemam (U14520406) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Congratulations Chris!

    I hope you are well now.
    I know you have had a few health problems over the last year or so.

    All the best for a very happy future.
    I won't be going to Peets, it took me a long time to stop lurking and start posting here.



    Prudhoemam in a winter wonderland.

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  • Message 52

    , in reply to message 51.

    Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    prudhoemam, I am sorry to hear that, because you post sense.

    Thank you for the congratulations, and yes, thank you for asking too, I am a lot more well now that I have sorted out what medication I need to take for my Hashimoto's disease, as opposed to being treated for heart failure which was not what was actually wrong with me!

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  • Message 53

    , in reply to message 47.

    Posted by interbeton (U15598334) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013



    I wish I had the scripts, but I doubt that most of them survived; very few people see the value of archives, and the BBC was unaware for a long time that anything they did would be wanted again ever. Look at the Doctor Who they erased, and all the Peter Cook and Dudley Moore that they recorded over because tape was expensive.

    And I would love to have access to the proper archives! 
    Thank you and congratulations!
    I wish you all the best of luck.

    Your system sounds like the work of a lawyer. Which is apparently ( in Germany) the art of knowing where it's written. Although you wouldn't need to know when it was written.

    Very recently the danger of over recording has hit one of my productions: during montage I realised I was stuck with a number of corrupt objects, without which the whole play would have been useless. The broadcasting station informed me in a level voice that the project had most likely been over recorded since a month had passed since the recording.
    This is digital sounds we are talking about. The do not need very much space. Their storage costs nothing worth mentioning.
    That the original recordings should be erased before broadcasting seemed utterly unthinkable to me.
    As is turned out they were 'out of sheer sloppiness' still there, and the production could go on.
    As far as I know they are digitalising all their archives in Germany.
    What is it you would especially like to see in the archives?

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  • Message 54

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    This posting has been hidden during moderation because it broke the House Rules in some way.

  • Message 55

    , in reply to message 52.

    Posted by Elnora Cornstalk (U5646495) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Congratulations, Chris, and wonderful to hear about your transformed health. I'm moved, for the second time today, to cry 'Come 'ere'. Just call me Clarrieluv. All happiness for your wedding, and see you in peet's.

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  • Message 56

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    Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    According to Mr Keri in the Blog a few months ago they had cards about *everyone*, which had on them such things as Phil having once said what sort of cheese he didn't like, and Jill therefore never offering it to him. I would find that sort of detail fascinating.

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  • Message 57

    , in reply to message 52.

    Posted by finnegansleap (U15613877) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Hi Chris, It must be strange for you to be so well known by all the long term lurkers on this board (like me) when you don't know them at all. Like being a celebrity who is greeted by complete strangers who feel they know the individual really well). But anyway I have always looked out for your posts knowing they will be intelligent, balanced, informative and courteous. Thank you for the time and effort you have taken to provide information.
    Very best wishes for your forthcoming marriage. Hope you will be able to continue posting.

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  • Message 58

    , in reply to message 55.

    Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Yes; see you in Peet's, Elnora, and glad of it.

    And glad to see finnegansleap there too (you have to start to post, right?), and anyone else here who has reasonable amounts of goodwill in their veins rather than ichor or rancor.

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  • Message 59

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    Posted by finnegansleap (U15613877) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Actually posting in Peet's as Esmeralda. I was originally Esmeralda here but only posted once or twice a few years ago and I couldn't remember my password. Being new and not very techie AND a bit panicked at the closure of the MB I re-registered. I find it amazing to be part of this as a poster, almost like talking to characters in the Archers themselves!! Only better of course.

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  • Message 60

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    Posted by Elnora Cornstalk (U5646495) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    That's exactly how I felt, finn/Esmeralda... like stepping through the looking-glass!

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  • Message 61

    , in reply to message 60.

    Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Tagging on the end: I don't know who reported message 54, but I wish you hadn't. People do need to judge things by what has been said; nobody can make an accurate judgement when all they have to go on is "This posting has been hidden during moderation because it broke the House Rules in some way."

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  • Message 62

    , in reply to message 47.

    Posted by ruralwriter (U3340154) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    interbeton, I have a reasonable memory and I have been listening for a long time!

    I check my memory by looking in the books I have around. These include copies of the annual "Archers Who's Who" books from 2001 to the last one in 2012;

    I also have copies of various "reference" books and novels:

    Forever Ambridge (Norman Painting,1975)
    Ambridge Summer (Keith Miles, 1975)
    The Archers -- The First Thirty Years (William Smethurst, 1980)
    The Ambridge Years ("Dan Archer", 1984 -- copyright William Smethurst & Anthony Parkin)
    The Archers -- The Official Companion (William Smethurst, 1985)
    The Archers: To the Victor the Spoils (Jock Gallagher, 1988)
    The Archers: Return to Ambridge (Jock Gallagher, 1988)
    The Archers: Borchester Echoes (Jock Gallagher, 1988)
    The Book of The Archers (Partica Greenwood, Charles Collingwood &Hedli Niclaus,1994)
    The Archers -- The True Story (William Smethurst, 1996)
    The Official Inside Story of The Archers (Vanessa Whitburn, 1997)
    The Archers 1951-1967 (Joanna Toye, 1998)
    The Archers 1968-1986 (Joanna Toye, 1999)
    The Archers 1987-2000 (Joanna Toye, 2000)
    The Archers Encyclopaedia (Joanna Toye & Adrian Flynn, 2001)
    The Archers Miscellany (Joanna Toye, 2009)

    I also have access to the BBC synopses since 2007 (which are likely to include what *ought* to have been broadcast rather than what was actually on air) www.bbc.co.uk/progra... and the Lowfield synopses since 1996 (which do not include the editorial *intentions*, only what was actually heard) at www.lowfield.co.uk/a...

    My tendency to give reference where I have it available leads to a few people thinking that all I do is look things up: that is the backwards of the process I go through, which is "I remember that..." followed by an attempt to find evidence for what I have remembered. If I can find only evidence which contradicts my memory, then I don't assert what I think I recall as a fact. It is called trying to be honest....

    I wish I had the scripts, but I doubt that most of them survived; very few people see the value of archives, and the BBC was unaware for a long time that anything they did would be wanted again ever. Look at the Doctor Who they erased, and all the Peter Cook and Dudley Moore that they recorded over because tape was expensive.

    And I would love to have access to the proper archives! 
    As someone who preserved a tiny bit of the World Service archive for just one language by taking it home under my jumper (yes really) until they realised they hadn't meant to throw everything into a skip I really can't say how in awe I am. Honestly though, thank you.

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  • Message 63

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    Posted by Parish Spinster (U2256426) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    Re scripts and archives, you never know with the BBC. Some years back, I was looking for info on those WW2 messages that looked odd but carried hidden meanings (auntie bettie has pink slippers, that sort of thing), and the BEEB archive was actually able to provide a script for the specific week I was interested in! They were really pleased that anyone had asked.

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  • Message 64

    , in reply to message 47.

    Posted by mike (U14258103) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    >>>I wish I had the scripts, but I doubt that most of them survived; very few people see the value of archives, and the BBC was unaware for a long time that anything they did would be wanted again ever.<<<

    The BBC have a complete set of scripts. There was some discussion of getting them digitized on N&Q a few years back. One of the problems is that they wouldn't correspond to exactly what was broadcast because alterations have always been made in the studio/ during the production process.

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  • Message 65

    , in reply to message 64.

    Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    Do they! Well well well. There is hope yet.

    We know that they are not in every case what is broadcast, simply by reading the synopses which often are not either.

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  • Message 66

    , in reply to message 65.

    Posted by JacksParakeetBeingDe-Nested (U2979858) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    I could not let ML die without using it to wish you, Chris all the best for your impending marriage and life thereafter. It's also good to learn that you have surmounted a medical condition/the medical profession!

    Is your partner-to-be a fan of ML/TA?

    jp

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  • Message 67

    , in reply to message 66.

    Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    My current partner and spouse-to-be posts here.

    Thank you for the good wishes; are you planning to go to Peet's? If so, I expect I shall meet you there.

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  • Message 68

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by helena handcart (U14258601) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    hear, hear

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  • Message 69

    , in reply to message 67.

    Posted by Forgotten-Tractor (U8142083) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    All the best for married life, Chris. Many thanks for many, many witty and informative posts. I think without the presence of you and a smallish number of others, (Dusters, Squire, Sharpers, to name but three) many of us would not have kept reading the Boards after our initial discovery of them, and joining in from time to time. (I suspect there is a message for Nigel S in there somewhere).

    I look forward to continuing to read your thoughts at Peet's place, and, hopefully, work and other things permitting, making my own (very modest) contributions from time to time!

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  • Message 70

    , in reply to message 15.

    Posted by Rettegrap (U1759870) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    The Bamber Gascoigne of the Message Board. 

    an excellent description! I too am a big fan.

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  • Message 71

    , in reply to message 67.

    Posted by JacksParakeetBeingDe-Nested (U2979858) on Sunday, 24th February 2013

    My current partner and spouse-to-be posts here.

    Thank you for the good wishes; are you planning to go to Peet's? If so, I expect I shall meet you there. 
    That's the plan, Chris, but only after they've turned off the life-support machine here, where I'll post for as long as possible in case it makes the executioner's job harder.

    jp

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  • Message 72

    , in reply to message 2.

    Posted by Spartacus (U14808739) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    Got to get this off my chest for the final time.

    'Mr' Ghoti is a she,as in a female.

    Thats better.

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  • Message 73

    , in reply to message 72.

    Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    (raises eyebrow)

    Have we met?

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  • Message 74

    , in reply to message 73.

    Posted by Off_the_bypass (U14426695) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    Adding my thanks to Chris while I still can.

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  • Message 75

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    This posting has been hidden during moderation because it broke the House Rules in some way.

  • Message 76

    , in reply to message 1.

    All this user's posts have been removed. Why?

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