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32 and addicted to The Archers! [Oct. 19th, 2006|01:12 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
[Location |work]
[Mood |fluey- infectious]

I see recently that there is a lot of media fuss down here about how some family are 'braving it' for a life without television, internet and computer games.

Well, phooey!! I've not watched (or felt inclined to watch) tv for the last four years minimum. The flat I'm in currently (have been for the past 18 months) is a basement - has no TV reception, no landline, no internet and no mobile signal.

If people want to ring me they have to ring my mobile and I have to stand IN the window to get a signal. I only get to access internet intermittently at work, and if I want to watch tv I get videos or dvds and watch old episodes of The Avengers, UFO and suchlike. Occaisionally I shall watch a movie on a weekend with a nice bottle of wine - last Saturday I watched Gladiator - but my daily digest of news, views, current affairs and comedy comes from Radio Four.

Radio Four is my entertainment of choice, and yes, I have become slightly addicted to The Archers, but hey! I'm not going square-eyed and getting my brain turned to fudge like everyone else!

And not having a landline is nice. It means I don't get people ringing me that I don't particularly want to talk to.

/rant off

In other news, Strung Out Folk are gigging tonight at The Acoustic Cafe, Fortescue, Mutley Plain. We are playing after ten pm, which is when I get out of work. I am still doing DutyObs as there is no-one else to do it - and I ought to be at home being ill - because I am. Horrible stinking fluey ill. But at least I'm in quarantine in here with no-one to cough over.

Ok, I'll shut up now.
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[User Picture]From: thespirit3
2006-10-19 01:14 pm (UTC)
No TV? I envy you! We'd drop the landline if it wasn't for the internet ... and that's one thing I can't do without. :)
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[User Picture]From: thespirit3
2006-10-19 01:17 pm (UTC)
Oh and radio 4? I've not quite progressed to that yet ... still radio 2 here :)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2006-10-19 02:37 pm (UTC)
I find that a problem too. Will have to get internet at home at some point...
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[User Picture]From: incantrix_uk
2006-10-19 01:34 pm (UTC)
I got a bit addicted to Radio 4 from 5-7pm when I used to pick Lexx up from work. well to be honest I used to leave a bit earlier so I didn't miss the beginning to the programmes and it was known for us to sit in the car just to listen to the end of Just A Minute or whatever other programme was on because if we rushed in to the house to turn the radio on we'd undoubtably miss something very funny. I also drive to pick the kids up from school most days so I can listen to the whole of the afternoon play. I can handle it.....I'm not hooked......really.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2006-10-19 03:00 pm (UTC)
It is addictive, it's true!

Even Women's Hour - where I spend most of my time wanting to maim the presenters lol!
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2006-10-19 03:31 pm (UTC)
I've listened to Radio 4 constantly since I was a teenager, but always found The Archers a bit too ... all the middle-class characters are reasonably sensible, yet the working class ones are either mad, bad or just comic relief. It's cloyingly middle-class, and I'm not even a class worrior, it just gets my goat.

However, you can't beat comedy and drama on Radio 4. There's something on Wednesday evenings ast 6.30pm, the title of which escapes me, which is superb. Ahhhh.

And I'm 34, doesn't bother me.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2006-10-19 03:44 pm (UTC)
Cloyingly middle-class! Oh yes! That's just why I find it so amusing!!

I've mostly been liking that Julian wotsisname stuff late night - the gay doorman of the Barbican Theatre doing his architecture documentary - performance poet chappy! Plain awful!!

And Sandi Toksvig...
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