I don't wish to sound square, but try as I might, I just can't find anything to rival BBC Radio 4. It truly is a unique experience and a novelty to be able to tune in to a channel, in this day and age, that is free of; commercial ads, low-brow humour and insincerity. It's completely reliable, educational and even when I fail to fully comprehend subject matters, topics and discussions, it still sounds like poetry to the ears. I go to bed with it and I wake up listening to it, and if the truth be told, I can't get enough of it. Is there anything remotely like it on any platform over any media format?
Its the only radio station I listen to.....not even local radio can tempt me away...
But even with those, it is still the best radio station in the world, by a country mile, and often wins awards to acknowledge that.
With the broad range of subjects covered, at least one play every day, new comedy (doesn't always work), panel shows and quizzes that nobody takes too seriously, even those taking part in the most intellectual ones and many other things including lots of quirky little things that just don't fit into any category and would never get an airing on any other medium. It'll do for me
Well said Steve.
As for the show it should be called "No Original Thinking Allowed" or, as it's on the radio and we hear the title, maybe it should be "Random Incoherent Thinking Aloud"
No, I'm not a fan. I often wonder what hold he has over someone at Radio 4 to force them to let him broadcast it
Radio 4 is simply superb in my opinion.
That's the mental image I had before I watched the programme but Parsons, it turns out, is wearing well as they say and is one of the last of the old school who still has a good trove of anecdotes from stage and screen to share from the golden age.
I did a little bit of research on him and I was very surprised to find out that he is 88.