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Radio Well Worth Listening To

A couple of things that I heard over the weekend:
Into The Music Library – This documentary from Jonny Trunk is a great introduction into the world of library music. You’ve heard an awful lot of it, but mostly you’re not aware of it. The documentary concentrates on music from the sixties and seventies. It’s really well worth listening to. I’m not sure how long it’ll be on the iPlayer.
The Sea Gangsters – This is a great piece of journalism that really brings home quite how horrific the epidemic of piracy coming out of Somalia, but now spread across the whole of the Indian Ocean. The opening couple of minutes of it alone is terrifying as we hear recordings of the pleas of hostages, and hear what kind of conditions captives are kept in. The warnings are there. If we don’t properly do something about this ever increasing epidemic, then it’ll raise oil prices. As the chap from BP says in it – it’s as though there were bandits halfway down the M4 between London and Cardiff, and we were letting them just get on with it. Available for another six days at time of writing.

– I mentioned this before, but I’ve listened to it now. It’s an Afternoon Play telling the story of Yuri Gagarin’s first flight into space, from the point of view of his rival in training. A really well made play. Get in quick for this, because it’ll be gone from the iPlayer by tomorrow lunchtime.