View Full Version : What did the BeeB ever do for us.

Peerie Maa
06-05-2015, 12:41 PM
Some of you were perplexed when I posted this.

Stars including Pharrell Williams and One Direction have recorded the Beach Boys track God Only Knows (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0286057) to launch the BBC's new music initiative BBC Music.
This is what they did today.

Performers take part in BBC Music Day

1 hour ago
From the section Entertainment & Arts (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment_and_arts)

Saxophonist Roz Sluman kicked off the event at Hadrian's Wall Hundreds of musicians have taken part in BBC Music Day, a UK-wide celebration of sound culminating in a gala concert at Glasgow's City Halls and Manic Street Preachers playing in Wales.
A musical relay (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-32974175)along the 73-mile length of Hadrian's Wall began at sunrise. Later, Belfast's Crumlin Road Gaol will also host a live concert.
Jamie Cullum, Deacon Blue and Lulu will be among the performers in Glasgow.
A world record for the longest distance between singers of a duet has been set. Anna Flanagan contributed her vocals to the event Accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, classical singer Shan Cothi in Cardiff sang the Welsh hymn Calon Lan with Andres Evans, a member of the Welsh community in Patagonia. The distance between the two singers was 12,120 kilometres.

And there is more. From http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33027804

Would a commercial telly station have done anything like this?

Ian McColgin
06-05-2015, 01:07 PM
Nope. Sounds really great. Well done BBC.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
06-05-2015, 03:00 PM
The maniac street poachers are playing round the corner fron OneDirection.

As result the M4 has a 48 mile tailback, and the centre of Cardiff is totally bolloxed.

Lets hear it for the World Service.

Peerie Maa
06-05-2015, 03:23 PM
Fire destroys centre of Cardiff. Value of properties jump.

What do you call a sheep tethered to a Cardiff lamp post?

A Leisure Centre.

Lew Barrett
06-05-2015, 03:26 PM
This thread is full of inside jokes.

(I like the BeeB....been to Broadcasting House and have attended a few BeeB sponsored events).

John Meachen
06-05-2015, 04:48 PM
They do something similar from time to time,still doesn't compensate for all the dross.As Doug alludes,the world Service is the best part and almost totally unknown here.

Paul Pless
06-05-2015, 04:55 PM
the world Service is the best part and almost totally unknown here.its practically all we get here

Lew Barrett
06-05-2015, 05:53 PM
Agree with you Paul. The quality of the British radio programming we are allocated is just excellent.

Paul Pless
06-05-2015, 06:29 PM
This thread is full of inside jokes.
almost as if they are speaking a different language :D