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Ocean Sound This Week No.23: Programme 23 of a weekly news and sports review

Ocean Sound This Week No.23: Programme 23 of a weekly news and sports review
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27 Mar 1987 at 19:00
OCEAN SOUND THIS WEEK NO. 23 Programme 23 of a weekly news and sports review called Ocean Sound This Week, broadcast by independent radio station Ocean Sound on 27 March 1987. Presented by MATT HOPPER. TRACK 1- BRIAN COOK interviews Captain JOHN LAND of the Royal Navy Presentation Team which travels around, presenting to the public by slide and film the Navy’s role in countering the Soviet threat. Public are fearful when they learn that Russia has 450 submarines with additional ones being built at the rate of one every 6 weeks, but we have sufficient NATO forces to deter war. Commenting on allegations of wide spread drug taking amongst naval personnel, Captain LAND calls for evidence. Only 50 recorded cases in whole of the navy. As a contribution to the fund raising initiative Ferry Aid, in connection with the Zeebruge ferry disaster, a star studded rendition of the Beatles classic, Let It Be, is played, featuring Paul McCartney, Boy George and Ann Diamond among others. TRACK 2- CHRIS CARNEGY interviews TONY THOMPSON, organising a trip for 5 blind people in the Ocean Sound area to West Malaysia. Journey will take them through tropical rain forests to eventually reach and climb Mount Gummuncta Ham? Thompson has always had a love affair with rain forests. Blind would have high perception of sounds and smells of the jungle envionment. Five sighted people will accompany them. Trip will be of 4 weeks duration. Leeches? You get used to them! TRACK 3- CHRIS RIDER reviews the week’s news and sport. News - KAREN WOODS reports on micro light pilot, STEPHEN WALBERTON-PITT, found guilty of reckless flying at a family fun day at a Fordingbridge Junior School. His aircraft crashed into the crowd due to pilot error, killing 30 year old MARY KELLY. He faces financial ruin from civil action for damages. In Southampton, Council for Racial Equality spokesman, PAUL HIBBERD, interviewed and demands personal meeting with Chief Constable. Alleges victimisation of blacks. ROGER BIRCH, Chief Constable of Sussex, makes plea to public for support and help in the fight against crime. Criminal acts are up but detection down. Despite petitioning, Empire Cinema, Havant is to close. Cinema’s regular patrons give their views. In Winchester, the latest historic monument is a traditional red telephone box! Sport - ALISON HOLT reports. Southampton beat Aston Villa 5-0 and Luton 3-0. Assistant Manager, TONY BARTON, delighted. In basketball, Portsmouth is knocked out of the semi-finals by Kingston in the British Masters Tournament. Score 135 points to 133. Portsmouth’s coach, DAN LLOYD, says that he can hardly belive they’ve lost. England cricketer, IAN BOTHAM, literally drops in to the New Forest - by helicopter. Here to improve piloting skills. Is signing for Australian side. Move will be particularly good because there is a higher standard of cricket in Queensland. Also, in County cricket, is moving from Somerset to Worcester. TRACK 4- ADRIAN SCOTT talks to JEFF WATLING, Regional Pharmaceutical Officer and ALAN HIGGINS, Portsmouth’s Chief Environmental Health Officer about Dump 87, an experimental campaign to persuade people to hand in unwanted drugs and medicines to local chemists in dump bins which will be provided. JEFF WATLING says there have been over 500 reported deaths through accidental poisoning from such drugs. Because of the organisation needed, it would be difficult to sustain a more continuous campaign. Elton John, Chairman of Watford Football Club amongst other things, is celebrating his 40th birthday. Sings I’m still standing. TRACK 5- RAY COLEMAN interviews JOHN OAKLEY about the traditional feud reputedly between the Caulkheads [IOW natives] and the Oveners [dwellers on the mainland of those who retire to the Island]. OAKLEY recites a poem of his own composition entitled Caulkheads Lament, and explains that the origin of the name Caulkhead is from when Isle of Wighters went to Portsmouth Dockyard to caulk ships. Mel and Kim sing Respectable, this week’s Network No 1. Finally, 33 year old DIANA GILLINGHAM of Winchester was covered with embarassment when she had to go to the local police station to collect her 11 week old son. She had left him in his Karrycot in a multi storey car park when preoccupied with getting her other 3 children into the family car. JANET HILL reports. [Box 9]
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Chris Rider; Karen Woods; Alison Holt; Chris Carnegy; Brian Cook; Ray Coleman; Adrian Scott; Janet Hill
Matt Hopper
Tony Barton; Dan Lloyd; Alan Higgins; John Land; Tony Thompson; Paul Hibberd; Roger Birch; Ian Botham; Jeff Watling; John Oakley; Diana Gillingham

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