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Ocean Sound This Week No.30: Programme 30 of a weekly news and sports review

Ocean Sound This Week No.30: Programme 30 of a weekly news and sports review
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17 May 1987 at 19:00
OCEAN SOUND THIS WEEK NO. 30 Programme 30 of a weekly news and sports review called Ocean Sound This Week, broadcast by independent radio station Ocean Sound on 17 May 1987. Presented by MATT HOPPER. TRACK 1- JANE HILL reports on the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to Portsmouth and Ryde, Isle of Wight for the bicentennial celebrations of the sailing of the First Fleet to Australia. During the royal visit to Portsmouth 10 people were arrested, including Labour’s left winger, PETER TATCHELL, protesting against Australia’s treatment of Aboriginees. When the Queen went for a walkabout in Ryde she met the World Champion Town Crier. In Eastleigh 3 girls aged between 9 and 15 died in a house fire. ZELDA BLAKEY reports. NORA WILLIAMS, a neighbour, says that she tried to save the sisters but was beaten back by the flames. TRACK 2- BRIAN COOK interviews Cunard Chairman, ALAN KENNEDY about problems encountered on first voyage of QE2 following her extensive refit at Bremerhaven. Kennedy admits that 80 out of 950 cabins were unusable. There were troubles with water pipes and kitchens. All passengers will receive 40 percent refund on their fare. Refit could not have been done within the time scale in Britain. Germans worked 1.7 million man-hours in 179 days. TRUDY BARBER interviews the man behind Mastermind, Magnus Magnusson at the Brooks excavation site in Winchester. Magnusson, who was closely associated with York’s Coppergate site dig in the early 1980 s says of The Brooks, Marvellous excavation, So much to see. PETER ADDYMAN, Director of York Archaeological Trust, speaks of the York experience. MAGNUSSON comments on his latest book Iceland Saga. His next project is to be a dictionary of Norse mythology. The Crickets sing When you ask about Love from 1959. TRACK 3- Review of this week’s news and sport. News - KAREN WOODS reporting. IAN GIBSON, Leader of Portsmouth City Council, referring to Royal visit on occasion of bicentennial celebration of First Fleet sailing to Australia, says It was a day to be proud of. At Ryde, Isle of Wight, MIKE ANDREWS, winndr of the year’s Town Crier World Championship had the distinction of announcing the Queen’s arrival. He says that the secret of success as a Town Crier is a loud voice, good diction and an amusing script. Detective Inspector TREVOR WITT is interviewed regarding robbery at Nurdin and Peacock, Eastleigh in which 2 men got away with 10,000 pounds. Car later found abandoned. WITT appeals to public for help. PETER FOOT, District Administra- tor of Chichester Health Authority talks about staff shortage at Greylingwell Mental Hospital which threatens patient care. SPORT - CHRIS SCUDDER reporting. Hampshire County Cricket Club qualify for 1/4 finals in Benson and Hedges Cup by beating Essex by 86 runs. JOHN ROPER reports. Hero was STEVE ANDREW. Coventry City win the FA Cup at Wembley beating Spurs. ALAN BALL celebrates Pompey’s promotion to 1st Division and gets a pay rise of 15,000 pounds pa. TRACK 4- JULIAN COPE, regarded as one of music’s recluses, is interviewed by PETE WARDMAN. The Teardrop Explodes sing Rewards, no 6 in the Charts in January 1981. COPE talks about his move from Tamworth to Liverpool which became his spiritual home. The Teardrop Explodes sing I can’t Believe. TRACK 5- STEVE OATES is given a conducted tour of Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, by MARIE ALLAN finishing with a visit to the restored station and steam railway where they watch train pulling out. From Starship, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now is this week’s Network No 1. [Box 9]
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Gauge:-1/8 inch tape
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Ocean Sound
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Ian Gibson; Trevor Witt; Peter Tatchell; Nora Williams; Alan Kennedy; Peter Addyman; Magnusson; Mike Andrews; Peter Foot; Julian Cope
Matt Hopper
Karen Woods; Pete Wardman; Brian Cook; Zelda Blakey; Jane Hill; Trudy Barber; Chris Scudder; John Roper

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