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Arthur English on Desert Island Discs
« on: June 29, 2013, 12:33:16 PM »
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Hello everyone - Barney here

I have just found an interview with Arthur English, which he did for Desert Island Discs and was broadcast on 7 May, 1983.

Follyfoot gets a mention around 0:37:55.  Possibly only available to UK listeners, so apologies to all our friends overseas.

Enjoy.  Best regards - Barney


http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p009mjnq

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Re: Arthur English on Desert Island Discs
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 01:21:22 PM »
Hi Barney

Thanks for this snippet - lovely to hear Arthur's/Slugger's voice.    >12<


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Re: Arthur English on Desert Island Discs
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 01:48:12 PM »
What a great find Barney, As Loopy said, lovely to hear his voice.
I found the bit where he spoke of the Ghost very interesting, and the fact he was then doing Opera, Can just imagine him as Slugger, doing opera.  >117<   >12<
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Re: Arthur English on Desert Island Discs
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 04:31:31 PM »
Thanks Barney, a great find  8) As others have said great to hear his voice again.  :)

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Re: Arthur English on Desert Island Discs
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 10:01:32 PM »
Really enjoyed listening to the programme, it was really interesting. Incidentally I learned from it that Arthur married his second wife two days after I married my late husband. >314<
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Re: Arthur English on Desert Island Discs
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013, 12:02:38 AM »
It sounds really interesting! I'm trying to load it at the moment and I'm not sure whether I'll be allowed listen. The Beeb hasn't blocked me yet but it's taking ages to load.
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Re: Arthur English on Desert Island Discs
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 08:36:32 AM »
I'm trying to load it at the moment and I'm not sure whether I'll be allowed listen. The Beeb hasn't blocked me yet but it's taking ages to load.
Did you manage to listen to it Sabrina in the end? For me it's just keeps laoding and loading.....   >15<
Thanks to Barney for the link!

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Re: Arthur English on Desert Island Discs
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2013, 07:34:12 PM »
For those that can't access it here is what Arthur said

I did lots of odd things on TV.....but then came Follyfoot which was the thing that started me into the acting side of it more, which was a children’s series, that was the Monica Dickens one. That really set me up into the acting side of it, as Slugger.

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Re: Arthur English on Desert Island Discs
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2013, 09:22:52 PM »
Thanks Jane.  >11<  I finally gave up, it just wouldn't play. 

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Re: Arthur English on Desert Island Discs
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2013, 06:03:48 PM »

Thanks Barney. >41<
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Re: Arthur English on Desert Island Discs
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2013, 07:26:42 AM »
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Re: Arthur English on Desert Island Discs
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2013, 12:37:45 PM »
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For those that can't access it here is what Arthur said

I did lots of odd things on TV.....but then came Follyfoot which was the thing that started me into the acting side of it more, which was a children’s series, that was the Monica Dickens one. That really set me up into the acting side of it, as Slugger.

Thanks Jane. I waited half an hour but it still didn't load and play.
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