Narrated by a year old boy who, along with his two younger brothers, is being Join the leading website for book clubs with over 35, clubs and 20, reading guides. Members, please login. Not a member?
Already have an account? That brings the last OK post of to an end! I'm taking a wee break over Christmas to visit with friends and family, as well as to recharge my creative batteries. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Whisky was in that excerpt. Gary Lineker's brother Wayne leaves Ibiza 'beaten and battered' after Covid forces closure of his nightclub Boots suspends booking for flu jabs amid 'unprecedented demand' after Britons were told to get vaccinated to Scottish government is accused of scaremongering with new official anti-Covid advert with horror movie music Test and Trace gets worse More than a FIFTH of UK adults will refuse to have the coronavirus vaccine when one is made, study reveals Spain 'deserves' to go back into full national lockdown after relaxing measures caused a second wave of Cometh the hour, cometh the photoshoot: Dishi Rishi strikes a series of catalogue poses ahead of announcing Princess Diana's brother Earl Spencer reveals he contracted Covid and was left feeling 'out of energy' Challenge trial volunteer reveals he'll be cooped up for two weeks to test trial Covid jabs as Oxford Send drink!
Keep calm, and carry on commuting: Tubes and trains are packed as thousands head into the office to save Scientists demand clarity I have several Generations in different keys which are rough and unreliable in comparison, except the Bb which has a lovely tone and is responsive.
I have a Dixon E which is another lovely whistle of itself, but the key is high. My plastic sustato sounds like a plastic kids recorder and I hate it. Thanks for all the replied I got from everyone, they were really helpful to me.
Really wonderful sound in the lower register but very loud and very hard to control in the upper register. This may be my lack of experience. I have played a nickle version and found that this performed far better than the brass in the upper register. Generation Bb Brass - Great whistle out without modification like the D.
Great fun for a new player but most things you learn will be in the key of D so not an ideal first whistle. I had performed the DIY hacks on this much like the Generation I mentioned above so now I am a better player it may be better without tweaks. Clarke Traditional D Black with gold diamond paint finish - Great sound, lots of chiff and needs a lot of breath as standard. I have performed the tweaks to reduce the airway mentioned on the web and this reduced the need for lots of breath.
Quietest of all my whistles so great for practice. Good whistle for a beginner. Waltons Little Black D I believe this is aluminium - I really love the sound of this whistle but it took me some practice to get good with it.
Loud like the Generation but a sweeter —dare I say— birdlike tone. I had performed the DIYs hack on this whistle but I think my lack of experience in the beginning was the failing with this. The head cracked some time after I had made this tunable. Waltons D Brass whistle with green top - Less interesting sound but very easy to control whistle. Sounds quite plain but not to the degree of the Clarke Celtic. I would recommend this for a beginner.
June 14, Archived from the original on August 8, Kraul, Chris July 4, Los Angeles Times. July 22, Archived from the original on September 22, Retrieved January 1, Archived from the original on August 7, Finn, Peter August 17, The Washington Post.
Archived from the original on November 6, The Boston Globe. August 25, Archived from the original on August 27, Archived from the original on November 12, Retrieved November 20, September 10, Archived from the original on August 1, Retrieved April 14, September 21, Archived from the original on April 23, September 20, Archived from the original on September 21, Archived from the original on July 25, September 29, Archived from the original on September 29, Retrieved October 3, October 21, Archived from the original on November 10, Archived from the original on November 20, Archived from the original on August 30, Lynn, Jonathan October 21, Archived from the original on January 14, Retrieved September 29, October 22, Archived from the original on October 22, Retrieved October 22, Bitcoin: A peer-to-peer Electronic Cash System themonetaryfuture.
Archived December 24, , at the Wayback Machine Nagourney, Adam November 4, Archived from the original on December 9, November 5, Roberts, Michelle November 19, Archived from the original on January 15, November 24, Archived from the original on November 5, Retrieved October 24, December 5, Archived from the original on February 26, Retrieved February 14, BBC Guernsey.
December 9, Archived from the original on December 12, Retrieved December 11, December 18, Archived from the original on December 19, Retrieved December 18, December 24, Archived from the original on December 24, Retrieved December 24, January 13, Archived from the original on February 20, Retrieved June 5, Bright, Arthur.
Rory McCarthy in Jerusalem September 16, The Guardian. Archived from the original on January 18, Retrieved May 8, Archived from the original on May 7, Retrieved May 6, Sweden is the first country in the world to recognize the effect of aerosol sprays on the Ozone Layer and bans the sale.
The unions and inflation were out of control. Our inefficient nationalised industries were an expensive disaster. The Labour governments of were complete flops. The winter of discontent began in private industry before spreading to the public sector. The strikes seriously disrupted everyday life, causing problems including food shortages and widespread and frequent power cuts. Worldwide unemployment rises after several decades of near full employment.
The US Dollar plunges to record low against many European currencies. The US stops production of the Neutron Bomb. India faces it's longest and worst monsoon season in modern times leaving two million homeless. One user at a time can post a message. Sweden became the first nation to ban aerosol sprays that are thought to damage earth's protective ozone layer. Sony built its first prototype Walkman. Grease became the biggest grossing film and 'You're the One that I Want' was number one for nine weeks.
The Garfield cartoon strip was published for the first time. In a year with more than its share of notable deaths there was also one very notable birth. The former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro was kidnapped and murdered by the Red Brigades; Pope John Paul, head of the Roman Catholic church for just over a month died, and Carl Bridgewater, a year-old paper boy, was shot dead after disturbing a burglary in Staffordshire.
Georgi Markov, a Bulgarian dissident, was murdered in London with an umbrella that carried a poison pellet. In Jones town, Guyana, people died in a mass suicide. Those huddled around smaller screens saw Roman Polanksi flee to the UK and then France to escape the pursuit of US justice after admitting unlawful sexual intercourse with a year-old girl. Democratic government returned officially to Spain after a referendum approved a new constitution and the Nobel prize for literature was won by the Polish-born American writer Isaac Bashevis Singer.
On Sept. Moon was born on August 23, By the time he was in his teens, was already turning heads as a drummer. His joining the Who was nothing short of perfect. He added a much needed component to their equation, acting as the comic foil to the often very serious Pete Townshend. And what a ride! Unlike the subtle, yet effective, approach of contemporaries like Charlie Watts or the rock solid Ringo Starr, Moon took an entirely different sensibility to the drum kit, inspiring countless future musicians along the way.
Add in bassist extraordinaire John Entwistle, and the Who had themselves a rhythm section with the range of an orchestra. Ironically, his death was caused from an overdose of pills that were intended to combat his ongoing alcoholism.
The medication was primarily a sedative, only a handful of which would have caused death. Police reports indicate that he took nearly a third of his pill prescription. While Moon was no stranger to chemical intake, he never hit on hard drugs, prefering alcohol and pills to be his demon. I suppose he was designed in such a way to be remembered as he was.
The tales of his crazed behavior is the stuff of legend, but 32 is far too young for him to have checked out. Having burst on the test scene aged 21, taking a more than creditable 5 — 74, and scoring 25 in his one knock, he was soon a fixture in the side. Mike Brearley, his captain, called him a colossus; Wasim Bari the opposition captain described him as a magnificent cricketer, and so he certainly was. It began in when on June 10 the Oxford boat won , and became an annual thing in Since then the varsity boat race has been part of our sporting calendar, though given as has frequently been pointed out the same two teams always get to the final, and that results that go against form are infrequent, it rarely offers fingernail biting tension.
But on six occasions in its history the boat race has managed to spring the surprise of a sinking, the first time in , and the most recent in In both boats sank, forcing a re-rowing on the following Monday.
For some reason the sinking that most stays in the memory was that in Past Chiswick Steps Oxford had a lead, but at about a boat length it was nowhere near as much as experts had expected, giving the Cambridge crew hope of a comeback over the last stages.
But it was not to be. Through Barnes Bridge and to observers the end for the Cambridge boat was all but inevitable. Their stroke realised first, or at least allowed himself to believe what he was seeing. He waved his arms above his head to signal the bitter end. For some reason while Oxford had sensibly fitted splash-boards to their boat, Cambridge had gambled that they could do without them. They were wrong.
Water from the rough surface of the Thames splashed over their boat and filled it. TV crews had a field day. For the first time since we were being treated to the sight not just of muscular and brilliant young men — Hugh Laurie one of them in for example, and the ill-fated mountaineer Sandy Irvine in and - in a test of character, endurance and skill, but of those same chaps ignominiously sinking.
Was it unsporting of Oxford to refuse a re-match? Not really, they were leading even with the extra weight of the splash-boards. And the Thames that March weekend was a pretty blustery spot. There were no drownings by the way. In Phil Redmond failed to persuade ITV that his idea had legs; but the BBC was less short-sighted, and in early the first episode of a commissioned nine was broadcast. In the end the series ran for 30 years.
Grange Hill was something that senior school pupils could identify with far better than variations on The Famous Five. The programme eased its way in at first, but eventually storylines included rape, bullying including some of a very heavy face-slashing sort, and famously heroin addiction.
The tough stuff was often balanced by comedic elements, though not always perhaps intentional — Rowland — that provided real dramatic contrast. The show was a proving ground for acting and production talent over the years, with Todd Carty and Susan Tully both graduating to Eastenders and beyond; Anthony Minghella working as a script editor on it early in his career; even TV presenter and DJ Reggie Yates acting in it.
Most significantly it launched the career of Redmond, who later developed Brookside and Hollyoaks, and helped rescue Emmerdale from oblivion with a controversial storyline, a technique not unknown in Grange Hill.
IVF — in vitro fertilisation — is now regarded as almost commonplace, though with many ethical issues still hotly debated.
But when Louise Joy Brown was born, a healthy baby weighing 5lb 12oz, it was world news. Patrick Steptoe, a consultant gynaecologist, and Robert Edwards, a research physiologist, had been developing their techniques in the field of in vitro in glass fertilisation since the mids. They had found a successful way of fertilising eggs outside the womb, but once the egg had been returned to the mother the pregnancy would last a matter of weeks at best.
Lesley Brown, the year-old mother-to-be, had been unable to conceive because her fallopian tubes were blocked. She and husband John, 10 years her senior, had agreed to the experimental procedure, desperate to have a child.
But this time the egg stayed in place, grew, and the pregnancy continued with little or no concern until nine days before the expected due date, when Lesley Brown developed high blood pressure and it was decided to deliver the baby by caesarean section.
So at The creators fought the BBC to allow their series to be different: dubbing it drama to get permission to record in stereo; and lobbying to avoid the usual BBC radio comedy studio audience requirement.
The first episode was broadcast on March 8 , less than a week after the production was finally completed. Word of mouth quickly saw to it that the programme gained a big following, and eventually cult status.
It was a case that shocked the nation. On September 19 year-old Carl Bridgewater was nearing the end of his afternoon paper round when he delivered a newspaper at Yew Tree Farm near Stourbridge in Staffordshire. As the occupants were disabled he, as previously, opened the back door to drop the paper on the kitchen table. On this occasion the elderly couple who lived in the farmhouse were absent. It appears he disturbed a burglary. Dragged to the sitting room he was murdered, shot in the head at point-blank range.
The cold-blooded nature of the execution-style killing horrified all who heard about it. The police were under great public and political pressure to find the killer or killers. But that pressure led to wrongdoing by at least one police officer involved in the investigation, and a gross miscarriage of justice.
Following another similar burglary in the area Staffordshire Police rounded up four men, and after lengthy and allegedly violent interrogation one of them, petty crook Patrick Molloy, having been shown a confession by another of the gang, confessed himself, though he retracted his confession as soon as he was given access to a solicitor; nevertheless it was central to the conviction of Molloy and his three associates.
Scientific investigation of that first confession years later showed conclusively it had been fabricated, something one officer involved in the interrogations, the late DC John Perkins, was found in his subsequent career to have done on at least three other occasions. After various failed appeals, the surviving three members of the so-called Bridgewater Four were released in February pending a further appeal, their convictions quashed in July of that year.
Who really killed Carl Bridgewater is not yet known. The s was a decade when women in Britain not only secured greater rights, but also demonstrated by example the idiocy of sex discrimination.
Most notably of course Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in ; but the year before Naomi James set a sporting record that made it harder for chauvinists to play the weaker sex card.
James, New Zealander by birth but a resident of Devon when she set her record, was in her mid-twenties when she learned to sail, but before she was 30 she had become the first woman to circumnavigate the globe solo discounting the effort of a Pole who used the Panama Canal and sailed to and from the Canaries contrary to the accepted rules for the feat.
When she reached Dartmouth harbour just after 9am on June 8 Mrs James — soon made Dame Naomi for her achievement — shaved two days off the record set by Sir Francis Chichester. Following the so-called clipper route she had been at sea for days; had capsized; rounded Cape Horn; and lost her kitten overboard. As a footnote, the techniques and technology of sailing changed rapidly over the next three decades: on February 7 Ellen Macarthur took the record after a voyage of Sid Vicious epitomised the extreme wing of punk music.
Dick's Electric Dreams. Cast Watch. Black Lightning. The Four: Battle for Stardom.Lovly Little Lilly - John Wisse And The Civilians - Rest Your Head On My Pilllow; Jealousy - Michael Franks - Indispensable; Woe. - The Fair Sex - Thin Walls - Part I (File) U.G - Audio Active - Audio Active Sound Crash: Slash & Mix - Adrian Sherwood; Damnation (Raping The Angels) - Impaled Nazarene - Tol Cormpt Norz Norz Norz.