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Ocean Sound This Week No.41: Programme 41 of a weekly news and sports review

Ocean Sound This Week No.41: Programme 41 of a weekly news and sports review
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2 Aug 1987 at 19:00
OCEAN SOUND THIS WEEK NO. 41 Programme 41 of a weekly news and sports review called Ocean Sound This Week, broadcast by independent radio station Ocean Sound on 2 August 1987. Presented by MATT HOPPER. TRACK 1- CHRIS CARNEGY attends International Balloon Festival at Southampton and has a flight. Talks to PER LINDSTRAND who co-piloted transatlantic balloon crossing with RICHARD BRANSON which almost ended in disaster when balloon ditched off Ireland. Asked whether it was really true that they were close to death, as is reputed to have been said by BRANSON, LINDSTRAND denies this. Music - Would you like to fly in my beautiful Balloon. CARNEGY then goes up in a balloon with ROBIN BATCHELOR and describes the view below of Southampton and its coastline. PETE WARDMAN interviews MICHAEL BOYER, currently appearing at Bournemouth’s Pavilion Theatre in Evita, and playing the part of John Peron, President of Argentina during the turbulent years of his dictatorship. BOYER talks about the real life Perons who each came to power from a background of poverty. Eva Peron was the power behind the President. REBECCA STORM, playing the part of Eva, talks about the very hard work which the role demands. She has 16 costume changes and is on stage for most of the time. TRACK 2- Review of the week’s news and sport. News - KAREN WOODS reporting. Judge BRIAN GALPIN, in sentencing a man to 2 separate periods of 18 months imprisonment for breaking almost every bone in the body of his 6 weeks old son, comments that the 2 year maximum sentence for each count is too low for child cruelty cases. Dr RONALD DAVEY, Director of the National Children’s Bureau, agrees and says that judges should have more flexibility. ZELDA BLAKEY reports that BP has received final approval from Energy Secretary, CECIL PARKINSON, to go ahead with the construction of an oil pipe line from Wytch Farm in Dorset to Southampton. Despite a long battle by conservationists the Public Inquiry recommended that the scheme should proceed. 27 year old Alexander McKiness of Salisbury is jailed for life at Winchester Crown Court for the murder of 45 year old Beryl Deacon in a public toilet at Salisbury. CAROL BLAKE is interviewed regarding her campaign claiming that the death of her father at the age of 39 in 1960 was caused by radiation from watching H bomb tests when he was serving as a Petty Officer on board HMS Narvik. Former MP for the Isle of Wight, STEPHEN ROSS, is made Life Peer in latest honours list. Sport - CHRIS SCUDDER reporting. [Report is identical to that on Band 3, Prog 40 26.7.87]. STEVE ANCSELL interviews skipper of Indulgence, EDDIE OWEN, sailing in Admirals Cup Race during Cowes Week. Owen’s main occupation is selling high tech sails. They are no longer canvass but often made of Kebla, also used for making bullet-proof clothing. It has the great advantage of not stretching, thus maintaining the aerofoil shape of the sail. A full set of such sails for Indulgence cost from 20,000 to 30,000 pounds. Last minute tweaks to sails prior to a race is rather like tuning a car. The traditional fireworks display to end Cowes Week will this year, for the first time, be sychronised to music to be broadcast by Ocean Sound. GUY HORNSBY interviews RON SNEDDON, Current Affairs Editor of 2 G B Newstalk 87, a radio station in Sydney, Australia. The station is trying to raise from listeners at least 900,000 Australian dollars to rescue the re-enactment First Fleet which sailed from Portsmouth in June and is now held up in Rio because the money has run out. Australia’s Premier, BOB HAWKE, supports the radio station but there will be no Government money forthcoming. After 11 hours of appeal broadcasting 240,000 Australian dollars has been raised with three and a half days to go. JIM HICKS interviews veteran Australian disc jockey ALAN FREEMAN who is launching a boxed set of Number Ones Through the Ages. The hits go back to the 1950 s. FREEMAN says that in those days the charts moved much more slowly than they do now. Plays a number by the Beach Boys. Asked which of the stars stand out in his mind, FREEMAN plumps for Jimi Hendrix who, he says was much less agressive off stage than on. CHRIS CARNEGY pays a visit to the new, much needed RSPCA animal shelter at Stubbington and talks to MIKE WARD, the organiser. After only 2 days of operation the shelter is already over-crowded. The 8 acre site, on to which over 500 animals were transferred from the old shelter, has taken in 70 additions. It has cost 750,000 pounds of which the appeal raised 500,000 pounds. Los Lobas sing a 1987 version of La Bamba, this week’s Network No 1. [Box 9]
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NB new intro to programme. Track 1- Music at approx 2-4 mins. Track 2- Music at approx 19-22 mins; 30-34 mins.
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Ocean Sound
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Matt Hopper
Steve Ancsell; Guy Hornsby; Karen Woods; Jim Hicks; Chris Carnegy; Pete Wardman; Zelda Blakey; Chris Scudder
Mike Ward; Per Lindstrand; Robin Batchellor; Michael Boyer; Rebecca Storm; Ronald Davey; Carol Blake; Eddie Owen; Ron Sneddon; Alan Freeman

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