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Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4

GUEST,TB 29 Dec 08 - 08:36 AM
Nessie 29 Dec 08 - 10:46 AM
VirginiaTam 29 Dec 08 - 11:17 AM
JohnB 29 Dec 08 - 11:42 AM
SunrayFC 29 Dec 08 - 11:56 AM
GUEST,Tom Bliss 29 Dec 08 - 12:13 PM
GUEST 29 Dec 08 - 12:14 PM
Derby Ram 29 Dec 08 - 01:21 PM
GUEST,TB 30 Dec 08 - 06:32 AM
Big Al Whittle 30 Dec 08 - 06:39 AM
Betsy 30 Dec 08 - 06:45 AM
George Papavgeris 30 Dec 08 - 11:35 AM
Abdul The Bul Bul 30 Dec 08 - 11:42 AM
VirginiaTam 30 Dec 08 - 01:58 PM
GUEST,Tom Bliss 30 Dec 08 - 02:05 PM
GUEST,Tom 06 Jan 09 - 04:30 PM
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Subject: Tom Bliss on BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,TB
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 08:36 AM

Just in case anyone does want to hear this, and missed my post on the Radio thread, I wrote:

Not 'Folk' but heard at many a folk club and festival over the past year - a certain Mr Bliss (T) will be reciting his infamous monologue/poem composed entirely of English and Welsh place names on The Home Service (aka Radio 4) on Word of Mouth; Tuesday 30th (4.00 pm) repeated on Jan 5th at 11.00 pm.

It starts thus:

Middle English (and Welsh) Pie

Takely: Appleby, Plumley, Cheriton, Pirton and Cantelop Melonby. Washington, Cutmill and Unstone. Ingoe Bole - and Masham* with Handley. Lickey End.

Pickwell Bury: Blewbury, Goosey Bury, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Blackbourough and Llanberis. Tipton Shellow Bowells and Churn.

Watchett Caerphilly. Wendy Mould.. Outwell. Wendy Sea Palling Wormington, or Crawley Bugthorpe, Kilham and Binham.

etc until people start throwing things.

Tom

* Yes, I know. But these were all road signs I saw through my van window on my travels, so I can pronounce them how I jolly-well like!


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: Nessie
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 10:46 AM

Congrats Tom, we knew it was destined to be a classic the first time we heard it! A brilliant piece redolent of Stanley Unwin reading Flanders & Swann.
Vanessa


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 11:17 AM

Looking ofrward to it. Is Messing Cum Inworth and Fingering Hoe in it?

I could do a Virginia place name piece. Lesse! Assowoman, Bumpass, Onancock.... need I go on?


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: JohnB
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 11:42 AM

Don't even look at a map of Newfoundland.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: SunrayFC
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 11:56 AM

Even NUNEATON gets a mention (my home town)


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 12:13 PM

This is the full list of places mentioned as of today (I've added a few since the recording) and many since the CD version was done at Festival At The Edge last summer

Addingham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Alfold                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Appleby                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Askham Bryan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Askham Richard                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Bakeup                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Bakewell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Beer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Beetham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Belchford                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Biggin Hill                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Binham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Blackbourough                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Blewbury                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Blisworth                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Bole                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Bowlin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Brimton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Bugthorpe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Burnham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Burntwood                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Burpham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Bury                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Butley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Buttercrambe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Buttermere                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Cadbury                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Caerphilly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Calder Vale                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Cantelop                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Carrington                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Charing Cross                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Cheriton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Cheshunt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Chimney                                                                                                              


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 12:14 PM

no idea why it CHpwelled that there

Chopwell
Churn
Clapham
Clothall
Clotton
Collingham
Combe
Cookham
Coverham
Crackoe
Crawley
Curry
Cutmill
Dacorum
Darliston
Deighton
Devises
Dishforth
Donyatt
Doughton
Downham
Doynton
Dunnington
Egham
Eton
Evenly
Fetcham
Filton
Findon
Floore
Fridaythorpe
Fullford
Furness
Gedding
Glasson
Goodleigh
Goosey
Greet
Guist
Handley
Haselbech
Heaton
Henlade
Honing
Hoton
Hungerford
Ingoe
Kettlesing
Kilham
Kingston
Knapwell
Knutsford
Lastingham
Lickey End
Lightthorn
Little Snoring
Llanberis
Mabe
Maida Vale
Makeworth
Masham
Mattersey
Melonby
Melton
Milcombe
Minskip
Mixbury
Monmouth
Morecombe
Mould
Much Hadham
Mumby
Needham
Noke
Nottingham
Nuneaton
Onnelley
Orpington
Outwell
Ovenden
Ovenden
Over
Pannal
Passenham
Pattishall
Penn
Pickwell
Pinchbeck
Pirton
Plaitford.
Plumley
Puddington
Pyeworthy
Pyon
Reading
Remenham
Rollright
Roseberry Topping
Roundhay
Runnymede
Salt
Sea Palling
Selling
Sevinton
Shawbury
Shellow Bowells
Shirley
Shrewsbury
Sittingborne
Sling
St Just
Stourton
Sunderland.
Swallow
Tably
Takely
Tanton
Tasely
Tatterford
Tebay
Tees
Tewin
Thame
Thatcham
Thingwall
Thursley
Tickton
Timble
Tinwell
Tipton
Tirely
Tockwith
Tring
Trumpington
Tuesley
Tumby
Unstone
Unthank
Waitby
Wantage
Washington
Watchett
Wembly
Wendy
Wendy
Wensbury
Wilden
Wormington
Wrexham
Yelling

but not in that order


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: Derby Ram
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 01:21 PM

Tom, we'll catch one or the other.

Cheers and a Happy New Year

Keith and Sylvia


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,TB
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 06:32 AM

This afternoon at 4


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 06:39 AM

well done


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: Betsy
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 06:45 AM

Apart from the monologue Tom , I hope all your hard work in travelling and performing pays off - you deserve it, and as you have said before, if you need a mentor Vin will be there to give some well - founded advice .
Wannabees just don't realise how difficult it is. It's not a case of turning up at an event , doing 2 x 45 mins spots and picking up the money. Oh ! how easy THAT would be.
Success in the New Year and every year after.
Cheers Betsy


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 11:35 AM

Just finished listening. Wells Dunning, Tom!


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 11:42 AM

Tom, it was Bliss.
Brilliant.
Al


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 01:58 PM

blast... i forgot. damn damn damn.


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 02:05 PM

Scroll to 'Word of Mouth' and click on 'listen'

Good programme about pirates* with Pie for the last 10 mins or so.

Tom

*which is handy because I often squeeze the Pie into my pirate-themed show, so now I have an excuse!


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Subject: RE: Tom Bliss, BBC Radio 4
From: GUEST,Tom
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 04:30 PM

I wasn't able to put a link to my website from the Word of Mouth site (BBC rules) but a kind chap called Hugh_Mosby-Joaquin (say it aloud) has kindly linked here, so I'm adding it now.

Apologies for the bump.

Tom

Tom's album what has got it on it is here

It's be available from iTunes soon - the holiday has caused a slight delay.


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