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#195571 25-Apr-2016 08:31
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In the early 70's I remember listening to stories on the radio at about 7am on a Sunday morning. I used a crystal radio that I built so never had to worry about any batteries.

 

Most of the stories were of a short nature from memory but every now and then they would do a large story. Here are some that I remember.

 

 

 

  • Pokie little puppy
  • Flick the fire engine
  • Diana and the golden apples
  • Toot the tug boat
  • Bad jelly the witch (this is to be the long one and take up the whole show)
  • Sparky and the talking train
  • The little engine that could

I used to love laying there listening to the stories. 

 

 

 

Who else used to listen to these can you add to the list, my memory's not that flash anymore.





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  #1541467 25-Apr-2016 09:12
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I remember those as a kid.  From memory in the 1960s on 1ZB the opening theme was "Barefoot days, when we were just a kid"

 

Here's a variation of it Barefoot Days





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  #1541486 25-Apr-2016 10:01
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I suppose I am revealing my age by remembering these same stories from the '50's. Interesting that the stories didn't change at all over those decades. Now that the children have all gone their own ways and I mine, I sometimes lie in bed of a Saturday and Sunday morning listening to the National Programme, whatever it wants to call itself these days. The kids story hour can be quite riveting, my nth childhood?

 

 

 

Edit: Meant to add, the stories are completely different these days. Didn't mean to imply they were still the same.


 
 
 
 


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Ahh, Sunday morning request session ... 2ZB I think it was.

 

Don't forget The Selfish Giant, The Little Mermaid (Danny Kaye I think), Rumpelstiltskin ...

 

 




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  #1541570 25-Apr-2016 11:59
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Rickles:

 

Ahh, Sunday morning request session ... 2ZB I think it was.

 

Don't forget The Selfish Giant, The Little Mermaid (Danny Kaye I think), Rumpelstiltskin ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ah yes Rumpelstiltskin , I think jack and the been stalk was in there somewhere as well.





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  #1541595 25-Apr-2016 12:06
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The Happy Prince

 

The Little Match Girl


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  #1541682 25-Apr-2016 14:36
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All the above all the above plus Bing Crosby's reading of The Small One - a bit of a tear-jerker back then, and still is.





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  #1541866 25-Apr-2016 22:01
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It was the late 60's for me and BBC Radio Sunday lunchtimes were spent listening to the likes of "The Clitheroe Kid" and "The Navy Lark". My favourite characters though had to be "Julian and Sandy", the original Luvvies from Round the Horne. Kenneth Williams was a genius with innuendo and even today, nobody really comes close.

 

My wife is 18 years younger than and has discovered that the beauty of Old Time Comedy Radio is to sit back in a dark room and let radio guide your senses and imagination. It is a lost art and very few programmes can achieve this nowadays. 

 

I still listen to the Goon Show on occasions and also have some copies of the original radio version of Little Britain.


 
 
 
 


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  #1541886 25-Apr-2016 23:27
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DaveB:

 

It was the late 60's for me and BBC Radio Sunday lunchtimes were spent listening to the likes of "The Clitheroe Kid" and "The Navy Lark". My favourite characters though had to be "Julian and Sandy", the original Luvvies from Round the Horne. Kenneth Williams was a genius with innuendo and even today, nobody really comes close.

 

My wife is 18 years younger than and has discovered that the beauty of Old Time Comedy Radio is to sit back in a dark room and let radio guide your senses and imagination. It is a lost art and very few programmes can achieve this nowadays. 

 

I still listen to the Goon Show on occasions and also have some copies of the original radio version of Little Britain.

 

 

 

 

Oooh Sandy! You are awful!

 

The closest recollection of this sort of thing I have is Jackanory on the BBC. Kenneth Williams reading anything was always a delight, as was Willie Rushton.

 

Also story type shows such as Noggin The Nog and Bagpuss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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  #1541894 26-Apr-2016 00:43
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Mspec:

 

In the early 70's I remember listening to stories on the radio at about 7am on a Sunday morning. I used a crystal radio that I built so never had to worry about any batteries.

 

Most of the stories were of a short nature from memory but every now and then they would do a large story. Here are some that I remember.

 

 

 

  • Pokie little puppy
  • Flick the fire engine
  • Diana and the golden apples
  • Toot the tug boat
  • Bad jelly the witch (this is to be the long one and take up the whole show)
  • Sparky and the talking train
  • The little engine that could

I used to love laying there listening to the stories. 

 

 

 

Who else used to listen to these can you add to the list, my memory's not that flash anymore.

 

 

 

 

They used to play those in the late 80's early nintes too when i was a kid.


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  #1541895 26-Apr-2016 02:22
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mattwnz:

 

Mspec:

 

In the early 70's I remember listening to stories on the radio at about 7am on a Sunday morning. I used a crystal radio that I built so never had to worry about any batteries.

 

Most of the stories were of a short nature from memory but every now and then they would do a large story. Here are some that I remember.

 

 

 

  • Pokie little puppy
  • Flick the fire engine
  • Diana and the golden apples
  • Toot the tug boat
  • Bad jelly the witch (this is to be the long one and take up the whole show)
  • Sparky and the talking train
  • The little engine that could

I used to love laying there listening to the stories. 

 

 

 

Who else used to listen to these can you add to the list, my memory's not that flash anymore.

 

 

 

 

They used to play those in the late 80's early nintes too when i was a kid.

 

 

They lasted a long time - I used to listen to those same stories in the late 1950's when I was a little kid.

 

They must have been on 78 rpm records back then. In fact I do recall there being a break in the story while the radio station turned the disc over to play the other side.





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  #1541936 26-Apr-2016 08:07
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To add a few more I remember: 

Molly Woppy

 

Peter and the Wolf

 

One about an Elephant whose trunk would play like a trumpet (mental block on the name right now)

 

Captain Beaky and his Band

 

Mommy - gimme a drink of water


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  #1541937 26-Apr-2016 08:16
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I bought this for my kids....

 

https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Don-Linden-Presents-Childrens-Favourites-Box-Set-CD/1532073

 

 

 

This has many of the stories.    

 

There are others though too --- i used to enjoy the audio version of movies like star wars, and the black hole. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1541940 26-Apr-2016 08:26
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evnafets:

 

To add a few more I remember: 

Molly Woppy

 

Peter and the Wolf

 

One about an Elephant whose trunk would play like a trumpet (mental block on the name right now)

 

Captain Beaky and his Band

 

Mommy - gimme a drink of water

 

 

 

 

'Dinky Pinky, King of the Elephants' - Stan Freeberg.





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  #1541948 26-Apr-2016 08:57
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Remember listening to the radio for such things back in the early 80's, back before we had TV, was usually early evening. Always enjoyed them.... damned if I can remember any of the stories now tho :)





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  #1541956 26-Apr-2016 09:24
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A lot of the stories mentioned can still be heard on BFM's Kids show on Sunday mornings from 7 to 9.

 

Perhaps the demand for kids radio stories dropped once TV came along, hence why we are still listening to stories from 40 or 50 years ago. Though we seem to have no problem finding modern kids audio stories at the library, they are great for long car trips.


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