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2008-11-20 - 22:37:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Personal: Personal |

After I returned from Iceland I fell somewhat ill. The usual sore throat, blinding headache and such that precursors an early winter cold so nothing really serious. But it kept me abed for a few days. And I rediscovered radio.

Now don't get me wrong, I always listen to the radio. Every day includes an hour or two of Radio 4, whether it be Today first thing in the morning, or Today in Parliament as the night comes along, but it is just about always BBC Radio 4 I have my dials turned to. A few weeks ago, however, I bought a DAB radio as I needed a bedside one for when I am visiting my mother; something I've done a lot very recently as she had a fall and cracked a couple of bones so, doing the dutiful daughter bit, I've been looking after her. And DAB radios are, in some ways, easier to tune. They also give access to stations I can otherwise only listen to online, which means keeping a computer running when I don't necessarily want it on, such as Radio 5live – for the cricket (terrible news though it has been!) – and Radio 7 for comedy and, more importantly for me, drama.

I've always loved listening to radio drama. Not only the daily and weekly dose of the countryside reality show which is The Archers but also the afternoon play, and sometimes the Book at Bedtime. Maybe it was being brought up on Listen with Mother as a young girl, but then it really is a truism that the pictures are so much better on radio than on tv or in film.

And Radio 7 does some mighty fine drama. And since I've returned home I'm still getting a daily dose of it, so thank you BBC for standing by your DAB services, especially Radio 7!


Actually I only have one radio with a dial, all the rest are push-button-up and push-button-down. Such is the progress of technology.



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