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Ocean Sound This Week No.18: Programme 18 of a weekly news and sports review

Ocean Sound This Week No.18: Programme 18 of a weekly news and sports review
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20 Feb 1987 at 19:00
OCEAN SOUND THIS WEEK NO. 18 Programme 18 of a weekly news and sports review called Ocean Sound This Week, broadcast by independent radio station Ocean Sound on 20th February 1987. Presented by GUY HORNSBY. TRACK 1- At Dabells Department Store, Newport, Isle of Wight, surrounded by Ladies Spring Fashions, MARK FLANAGAN talks to MAURICE BARTON, Leader of Isle of Wight County Council, about proposals for a new superstore in Newport. BARTON is less than enthusiastic saying that the town has already lost much of its character. FLANAGAN then interviews RON LILLEY, Reptile Keeper at nearby Robin Hill Adventure Park, who brings some unusual guests, an African Python, an Indian Python and a King Snake. They are all non-venomous but FLANAGAN wary. LILLEY soon off to Indonesia to look for reptiles for the British Museum. TRACK 2- At Bognor Regis, NICK CARTER, interviews Bingo the Clown who is busy organising the 3rd annual clowns convention. Clowns come from all over the world and from all walks of life and convention provides an opportunity for exchange of ideas and, this year, will feature a Clowns Workshop. Bingo was bitten with the bug through working in Billy Smart’s Circus. Ha Ha, said the Clown sung by Manfred Man. TRACK 3- CHRIS RIDER reviews this week’s news and sport. News - KAREN WOODS reporting. Vosper Thornycroft to axe 400 jobs at their Woolston and Portchester works. Employees angry at lack of consultation. Managing Director, PETER USHER, explains that firm must respond to changing demand and move into electronics where US navy offers potential market. Also, luxury yacht market offers limited scope for diversification. Southampton-based Vospers also making two thirds of its workforce redundant and seeking a buyer for the company. MARK HOLMAN, spokesman for Price Waterhouse, accountants, explains that redundancy inevitable with shifting markets. Police hunting vicious attacker who terrified a 17 year old girl with a knife and then raped her on a piece of wasteland off Peronne Road, Portsmouth. Detective Chief Inspector KEITH AKERMAN interviewed. Another crash on notorious Chandlers Ford by-pass. A lorry goes out of control and drops from flyover on to Chestnut Avenue below. Eye witness, TED HONEY, interviewed. Sport - GUY PHILLIPS reporting. Fareham Town achieves best ever victory in Southern League but loses loyal servant BERT SCARBOROUGH. Club Chairman, ROY GRANT, comments. Death of one of Fareham’s most respected footballers, 58 year old ALAN WILSON. 25 years with club as player, captain and Manager. Club Secretary, KEN ATKINS, says Will be greatly missed. In 17th successive home win in Football League, Pompey beat Hull 1-0, the single winning goal being scored by striker MICK QUINN. In basketball Portsmouth win Carlsberg National League title beating Watford by 90 points to 88. TRACK 4- BRIAN COOK interviews Captain ROBERT FISHER commanding Navy’s latest warship, HMS London and is asked if warships have teething problems like cars and FISHER replied Very little and points out the sophistication of modern ships. The latest London has much greater capability than her predecessor and is essentially anti-submarine whereas the previous London was anti- aircraft. JEAN-PAUL HANSFORD interviews LORD MOTTISTONE, Lord Lieutenant of the IOW and President of the Island’s 1987 Arts Festival regarding its importance to the IOW economy. LORD MOTTISTONE is confident that it will help the Island recover from the dip in its fortunes and provide a turning point. It will be well supported locally. The idea for the festival originated from Basil Rogers of Niton. TRACK 5- CHRIS CARNEGY interviews SIMON MORGAN, author of yet another book entitled How to Stop Smoking. Author gave up smoking 4 years ago but admits to having started when 12 years of age in order to get into pubs! Giving up improves self-confidence and saves about 500 pounds a year of 30,000 pounds in a lifetime. Unsure if giving up improves sex life! Aretha Franklin and George Michael sing I Knew You were Waiting, Network No 1 for the third week. [Box 9]
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8:12 mins, rack 4; Gauge:-1/8 inch tape
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Ocean Sound
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Chris Rider; Karen Woods; Guy Phillips; Jean Paul Hansford; Chris Carnegy; Mark Flanagan; Brian Cook; Nick Carter
Guy Hornsby
Maurice Barton; Ron Lilley; Peter Usher; Mark Holman; Keith Akerman; Ted Honey; Bert Scarborough; Roy Grant; Alan Wilson; Ken Atkins; Robert Fisher; Lord Mottistone; Simon Morgan

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